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Post Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:39 pm

Some teaser videos of the new BMW Sauber

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roost89
 
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Location: Highlands, Scotland

Post Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:01 pm

Oh, no! Those ugly endplates! :roll:
timbo
 
Joined: 22 Oct 2007

Post Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:05 pm

They may launch with the pre christmas front wing the same as McLaren did.

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Shaddock
 
Joined: 7 Nov 2006
Location: UK

Post Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:24 pm

That front wing must've worked really well if they're keeping it. However as we've seen the designs are likely to change rapidly.

What are the chances they'll change the front wing dramatically before the Aus GP or have a secondary (And more permanent wing) with them aswell?
"It could be done manually. It would take quite a while, but it could be done. There is however a much more efficient and accurate way of getting the data. Men with lasers." Wing Commander Andy Green
roost89
 
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Post Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:53 pm

I'll laugh if they just launch the car we saw before xmas
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Diesel
 
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Post Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:45 am

Diesel wrote:I'll laugh if they just launch the car we saw before xmas


Hahaha,

Looks like your pretty much right!

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Sawtooth-spike
 
Joined: 28 Jan 2005
Location: Cambridge

Post Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:53 am

Just goes to show how far ahead they are in development.
monkeyboy1976
 
Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Location: Midlands, UK

Post Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:57 am

Actually there are some differences, but indeed only marginal:
- The sides of the nose cone are now profiled
- Rear wing endplates a further bit more elegant than before
- Still the same front wing with only the upper flap adjustable (like McLaren)
- A less perpendicular sidepod frontal area
- Still the same very basic appendages on the bottom of the nosecone
Steven
 
Joined: 19 Aug 2002
Location: Belgium

Post Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:03 am

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This is interesting...
A designer knows that he achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
--Antoine de Saint-Exupery
We@sel
 
Joined: 16 Jan 2007
Location: Poland

Post Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:04 am

Man the rule changes did a number on some of the cars. The BMW just doesn't look natural to me at all! The endplates look like plastic storage bins. Those can't possibly work can they? Could the windtunnel really suggest that design?

Is this what they made the wing from?

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I like the back of the car minus the rear wing of course.
Astro1
 
Joined: 8 Jan 2008

Post Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:07 am

hmm.. interesting.. Have they implemented tiiiiyn shark grills right where the side pod meets the floor?
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imightbewrong
 
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Location: Sweden

Post Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:16 am

They seem to have a lot more in the way of KERS cooling, if thats what the little grille is for in the lower right of that photo?
dumbdave
 
Joined: 13 Sep 2008
Location: Midlands UK

Post Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:18 am

looks like it. I like that blue color.

That shape on the side, running the length of the engine cover extending from the driver side protection seems odd though.
Astro1
 
Joined: 8 Jan 2008

Post Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:58 am

We@sel wrote:Image
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This is interesting...


check these.. it was odd to me too..

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n smikle
 
Joined: 12 Jun 2008

Post Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:18 am

n smikle wrote:
We@sel wrote:Image
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This is interesting...


check these.. it was odd to me too..

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They've shrink air intake on the sidepods and this is some kind of bargeboard that direct air I think.
A designer knows that he achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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We@sel
 
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