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Post Thu May 03, 2012 5:49 am

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Post Thu May 03, 2012 8:01 am

I would say wow, you're right... Except I know that's illegal.
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Post Thu May 03, 2012 9:46 am

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Post Thu May 03, 2012 9:52 am

There doesn't seem to be much space for hot air to escape from the radiators, since the bodywork is tight around the suspension/gearbox. Is the only exit through the exhaust hole??
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Post Thu May 03, 2012 9:55 am

I think they're tested the double DRS Look at the rear wing endplate. It's so much wider.

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Post Thu May 03, 2012 10:20 am

Is that black piping on the inside of the right endplate going down to the beam wing?

Edit: from other angles it seems they have black cables taped down with black tape on the beam wing so it's probably cabling.
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Post Thu May 03, 2012 10:21 am

Mazdaboy wrote:I think they're tested the double DRS Look at the rear wing endplate. It's so much wider.

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You do realize there is no space for a hole? I mean where the hole should be there is fins.
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Post Thu May 03, 2012 10:31 am

Huntresa wrote:You do realize there is no space for a hole? I mean where the hole should be there is fins.


Agreed, no room for intake hole.
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Post Thu May 03, 2012 11:14 am

The hole could be placed on the main plane of the wing, behind the DRS flap. Though I doubt it is.
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Post Thu May 03, 2012 11:25 am

beelsebob wrote:The hole could be placed on the main plane of the wing, behind the DRS flap. Though I doubt it is.



Also prob to small a hole. The wing they are running ha very small upper flap that opens and it barely overlaps to thw main plane.
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Post Thu May 03, 2012 11:28 am

Mazdaboy wrote:I think they're tested the double DRS Look at the rear wing endplate. It's so much wider.

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New wheelnut design???
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Post Thu May 03, 2012 12:23 pm



Either that, or they are gurneys? Can't really tell. Would it be possible that it is one slot that come back on itself, from the edge of the diffuser?
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Post Thu May 03, 2012 12:42 pm

Looks like the normal cables We see on testing days. Nothing looks like tarmac. Mclaren team members got 3 hours sleep last night, no new parts visible so what have they been up to?!
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Post Thu May 03, 2012 12:55 pm

SiLo wrote:Either that, or they are gurneys? Can't really tell. Would it be possible that it is one slot that come back on itself, from the edge of the diffuser?


Yes they're gurneys what looks like gravel through a slot is rain drops in front of the gurney I reckon.
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Post Thu May 03, 2012 5:24 pm

Why bother with with the end plate above the main element? Is it requiered by the rules?

Why doesn't the end plate seal the bottom of the second element/flap? I though that an end plate on the low pressure side of a wing was always a benefit.

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