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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:54 am

Very non-technical observation this, but every year it appears as though Caterham are moving closer and closer to the 'Jaguar Racing Green' colour. They used to be much darker.
j2004p
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:08 am

"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985
stefan_
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:09 am

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Lorenzo_Bandini
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:10 am

well then, that is interesting
rayden
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:22 am

That's unique so far; the "baffle" / vane in the exhaust flow, the other teams have relied on the coanda effect to turn the exhaust plume, Caterham are doing both.
markc
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:28 am

Is that vane outside the no bodywork 'imaginary cone' area of the exhaust exit?
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ajprice
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:30 am

Does that count as re-ingesting?
rayden
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:02 pm

The vane will not be connected both sides so will count as a uniform surface..IMO :wink:
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CMSMJ1
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:18 pm

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"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985
stefan_
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:20 pm

the most ugliest car on the grid. Image
Image “The force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded”: [Obi Wan Kenobi]
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:49 pm

Same exhaust exit than W04
TimmTurbo
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:52 pm

What are those vertical, thick panels hanging on top of the front wing? Never seen anything like that.
Rikhart
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:54 pm

I hate that green...
The exhaust bodywork is indeed very interesting. That "hole" right beneath the exhaust channel, could that perhaps be a duct for internal air to get away?
turbof1
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:01 pm

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Very Ferrari sidepods and exhaust
Lorenzo_Bandini
 
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:02 pm

Car looks effing fast!!

Very refined in all areas.
You can see it still has the RB6 gearbox.
I am impressed with the over all quality.

Time will tell if they can fight for points with "Shar Peach"
"You can't change what happened. But you can still change what will happen.
Sebastian Vettel"
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