BMW Sauber F1.09

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Post Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:58 am

Hey i just realised something.. check this out.

The William FW22, it looks similar to the F1.09

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Post Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:37 pm

There must be something wrong with the BMW F1.09.

It had a high downforce rear wing in Silverstone, a track which is usually mid-low downforce.

Notice the tiny center wing.
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Post Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:20 pm

woohoo wrote:There must be something wrong with the BMW F1.09.

It had a high downforce rear wing in Silverstone, a track which is usually mid-low downforce.

Notice the tiny center wing.

Theyve ran that wing on all tracks since it was introduced. I doubt bmw has a high and low df wing since they are all the same angle and shape.
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Post Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:29 pm

woohoo wrote:There must be something wrong with the BMW F1.09.

It had a high downforce rear wing in Silverstone, a track which is usually mid-low downforce.

Notice the tiny center wing.

I'm not disputing the F1.09 has its problems, but Silverstone along with most tracks is in fact high downforce. The only tracks which require low Df are Monza and Spa.
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Post Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:05 pm

scarbs is right, but it is pretty complicated.

The car need high downforce for the fast corners, wich silverstone got alot of, but you also need alot topspeed, becuase of that they run lowr downforce rear wings, but i believe they run high downforce front wings
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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:46 am

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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:15 am

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Is this heidfeld and is this his new helmet that is supposed to be revealed at the race?
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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:47 am

Any photos of the new diffuser ?
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Post Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:30 pm

http://premium.f1-live.com/f1/photos-hi ... po_133.jpg

ddd Part stayed the same, only the Sides are now square.
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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:05 pm

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zgred
 
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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:55 pm

fancy new wing endplates up top
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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:05 pm

ISLAMATRON wrote:fancy new wing endplates up top


Yup.

Is it me or do the BMW designers stick to what their robototron tells them to do :roll:

Look at it, all boxy and horrible, compared to the Macca solution;

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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:15 pm

BMW almost always looks boxy when the dimensions are restricted (rearwing, diffuser, frontwing - sidepods and nose appendages etc. are often smooth), McLaren always look smooth. So I guess it doesn't really matter that much (McLaren is better most of the time but I doub't it's only due to smoothness or not).




Good thing with the new frontwing, finally an update that wasn't planned but something they tested and that apparently worked.
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:10 pm

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BMW also testing some sort of nose 'ump! A robo-brain version though...
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:45 pm

Different angle ;

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Looks like it might have a slight impact on the driver's viewpoint? Presumably they took it into consideration.

It just looks so boxy and.. well.. horrid :sick:
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