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Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:26 am

raymondu999 wrote:Some people say the RB7 had a tighter ass, but I HONESTLY don't think so

I agree with you mate. That is insanely tight. Truly a work of art. The way it's sculpted in the back, the bodywork to the heat shielding. 2nd to none really.

On another note, SpeedTV commentator said that RB is having serious problems on pit stops with their new attached wheel nuts.

And I'm sure you read about them still blowing off throttle?
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Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:52 am

Crucial_Xtreme wrote:
raymondu999 wrote:Some people say the RB7 had a tighter ass, but I HONESTLY don't think so

I agree with you mate. That is insanely tight. Truly a work of art. The way it's sculpted in the back, the bodywork to the heat shielding. 2nd to none really.


RB8 is for sure tighter at the rear than the 7. I've built the RB7, so I'm quite sure.

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Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:44 pm

Built it? As in a cardboard version? Or what?
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Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:46 pm

raymondu999 wrote:Built it? As in a cardboard version? Or what?



viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9909

Yes...he built one.
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Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:53 pm

raymondu999 wrote:Some people say the RB7 had a tighter ass, but I HONESTLY don't think so

I don't think I can agree with that raymondu999. The RB8 vents some of its heated radiator air around the coke bottle region, just above the floor and ahead or the diffuser. This gives the car a slightly wider 'waist'.
Here are a couple of images of the RB7:
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Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:12 pm

Owen.C93 wrote:You can see a bit of the diffuser here.

Image


raymondu999 wrote:Is that flowvis on the tyre?


Its just paint from the pit markings picked up from the hot tire.
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Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:13 pm

Blaze1 wrote:
raymondu999 wrote:Some people say the RB7 had a tighter ass, but I HONESTLY don't think so

I don't think I can agree with that raymondu999. The RB8 vents some of its heated radiator air around the coke bottle region, just above the floor and ahead or the diffuser. This gives the car a slightly wider 'waist'.
Here are a couple of images of the RB7:
[img]http://www.formula1.com/wi/597x478/sutton/2010/dmk1110fe264.jpg[img]
[img]http://motorsport.nextgen-auto.com/gallery/pictures/2011/f1/test-valencia-03fev/421.jpg[img]


That's pre season testing. In the most races (I don't know if it was every race), RB had hot air outlets on the side of the gearbox. And that's made the rear more wide:
http://www.yallaf1.com/wp-content/uploa ... mon384.jpg
http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2011/6/12186.html

Cheers
Last edited by richard_leeds on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:00 pm

PaulB wrote:
Blaze1 wrote:
raymondu999 wrote:Some people say the RB7 had a tighter ass, but I HONESTLY don't think so

I don't think I can agree with that raymondu999. The RB8 vents some of its heated radiator air around the coke bottle region, just above the floor and ahead or the diffuser. This gives the car a slightly wider 'waist'.
Here are a couple of images of the RB7:
[img]http://www.formula1.com/wi/597x478/sutton/2010/dmk1110fe264.jpg[img]
[img]http://motorsport.nextgen-auto.com/gallery/pictures/2011/f1/test-valencia-03fev/421.jpg[img]


That's pre season testing. In the most races (I don't know if it was every race), RB had hot air outlets on the side of the gearbox. And that's made the rear more wide:
http://www.yallaf1.com/wp-content/uploa ... mon384.jpg
http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2011/6/12186.html

Cheers

I never realised that (obviously :) ). Thanks PaulB
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Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:36 pm

Crucial_Xtreme wrote:
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That fairing on the rear arm is fairly conclusive, isn't it (I didn't even have to add an arrow, the RB mechanic at bottom is doing it for me). To shamelessly quote myself from the launch, "looks like Adrian designed the wishbones this year".
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Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:43 pm

Does anybody have any further info on the issues RB were having with their practice pitstops today? (Besides the updates on autosport live).
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Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:46 pm

So do we think RBR will be running a 60KW KERS this year? Because if they carried the 40/44KW system from 2011 all through the year, there's about 0.2s a lap available to them just from putting another couple of D-cells in there somewhere*.


*possible simplification
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Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:17 pm

Hmmm.... I do not remember seeing this before.

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Post Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:25 pm

Crucial_Xtreme wrote:Hmmm.... I do not remember seeing this before.

In early season 2010 RB6 had the same feature before turning to the "cliffy" one.
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Post Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:35 am

Crucial_Xtreme wrote:Hmmm.... I do not remember seeing this before.

Image


Any idea what it is used for? Purpose?

Could that be the exist of air collected at the slot in the hump of the front wing? Would this add any value, advantage?
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Post Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:23 am

Could that be the exist of air collected at the slot in the hump of the front wing? Would this add any value, advantage?

Or to manage the inner flow....For high speed stability?
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