2008 Barcelona Testing Thread (17 Nov - 19 Nov)

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Re: 2008 Barcelona Testing Thread (17 Nov - 19 Nov)

Postby Jersey Tom » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:24 pm

From the front view, the front and rear wings look a little odd. From a quarter or side view though I think the BMW looks pretty good.
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I like it. Clean. Definitely like the sidepods.
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Re: 2008 Barcelona Testing Thread (17 Nov - 19 Nov)

Postby axle » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:34 pm

I think the rear wing end plates look daft compared to the size of the wheel. They are only there for sponsorship :(

The front wings look old and silly too...last years pieces were so complex they oozed cutting edge aero.

I'm guessing we'll see them get slightly more organic looking again...
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Re: 2008 Barcelona Testing Thread (17 Nov - 19 Nov)

Postby Jersey Tom » Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:02 am

Eh. I hated the way all the aero bits have looked over the past year or so. I can do without that look :)
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Re: 2008 Barcelona Testing Thread (17 Nov - 19 Nov)

Postby Chaparral » Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:44 am

Sorry guys I didnt want to start a new thread nor know of anything thats suitable but this just in about Mark Webber and its not good news http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008 ... 427065.htm
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Re: 2008 Barcelona Testing Thread (17 Nov - 19 Nov)

Postby axle » Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:48 am

F*&kin' 'ell!! Hope he recovers fully and is fit for the new season.

I think a new thread would be appropriate.
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Re: 2008 Barcelona Testing Thread (17 Nov - 19 Nov)

Postby modbaraban » Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:54 am

Jersey Tom wrote:From a quarter or side view though I think the BMW looks pretty good.

I bet bottom view is even better! As Kubica said, it looks way better from the inside :lol:

From side view it actually looks like a Formula BMW car. Big wings, small sidepods and wheels.

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Re: 2008 Barcelona Testing Thread (17 Nov - 19 Nov)

Postby dumbdave » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:14 pm

I do like the clean sidepods though, very nice.

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Re: 2008 Barcelona Testing Thread (17 Nov - 19 Nov)

Postby natef1 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:34 pm

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huh?

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Re: 2008 Barcelona Testing Thread (17 Nov - 19 Nov)

Postby delsando » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:44 pm

some sort of heat measuring device
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Re: 2008 Barcelona Testing Thread (17 Nov - 19 Nov)

Postby Scotracer » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:53 pm

They could be tyre temp measures (Infra-red detectors on the bar) or they could be torque transducers to measure forces at the driven wheels as well as the steering ones.
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Re: 2008 Barcelona Testing Thread (17 Nov - 19 Nov)

Postby natef1 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:56 pm

Ah, ok, thanks. :)

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Re: 2008 Barcelona Testing Thread (17 Nov - 19 Nov)

Postby bazanaius » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:13 pm

I guess maybe it's different if you measure whilst the tyre is running, but I've always understood that surface tyre temps aren't actually that useful - it's much better to probe to the core of the tyre.

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Re: 2008 Barcelona Testing Thread (17 Nov - 19 Nov)

Postby dedge » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:23 am

To my mind, this tool is used to measure the deformation of the tire at a certain speed.
Don't forget it was the main problem for Renault when they had to leave the Michelin tires to use the common Bridgestone : those ones modified the aerodynamic flow while the Michelin did not.

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Re: 2008 Barcelona Testing Thread (17 Nov - 19 Nov)

Postby andartop » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:55 am

I 've said it before but no one believed me: the BMW "mechanic getting electrocuted" incident had nothing to do with KERS, it was their dog repellent system for road cars. Finally found proof of that ad.
www.bmweducation.co.uk/coFacts/linkDocs ... ellent.asp
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Re: 2008 Barcelona Testing Thread (17 Nov - 19 Nov)

Postby modbaraban » Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:44 pm

andartop wrote:http://www.bmweducation.co.uk/coFacts/linkDocs/caninerepellent.asp
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