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Re: Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Postby Owen.C93 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:22 pm

New floor with bigger flick up near the turning vane at the front of the sidepod and looks to be changes to the floor shape near rear tyre. Need higher res though, does anyone know of any site that host wri2 images that isn't nextgenauto?
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As well as modification to the gurney flap on the edge of the diffuser after they removed them at Silverstone.

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Re: Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Postby PlatinumZealot » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:44 pm

The slotted Gurney was Germany though.
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Re: Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Postby Owen.C93 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:55 pm

n smikle wrote:The slotted Gurney was Germany though.

I mean the edges, looking at this image from Germany you can see it's Silverstone spec.
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Re: Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Postby morefirejules08 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:08 pm

Owen.C93 wrote:
n smikle wrote:The slotted Gurney was Germany though.

I mean the edges, looking at this image from Germany you can see it's Silverstone spec.

Can anyone shed light on the advantage of having the endplate strakes cut progressively shorter like they are now rather than having them all the same length like in the past?
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Re: Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Postby Shakeman » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:38 am

morefirejules08 wrote:Can anyone shed light on the advantage of having the endplate strakes cut progressively shorter like they are now rather than having them all the same length like in the past?


Sure, it's to make them more aerodynamic.

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Re: Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Postby Jef Patat » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:40 am

n smikle wrote:The slotted Gurney was Germany though.

not the case if I recall correctly

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Re: Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Postby Jef Patat » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:27 am

http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/281985/mclaren-one-two-in-first-hungarian-practice/

... The McLaren was visibly updated further, following on from the developments of Hockenheim. This time, the most obvious enhancements were slots in the sidepods ...


Anybody got a clue what they are talking about?

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Re: Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Postby PhillipM » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:57 am

Either they've tweaked the rear undercut in a little more, or there's something slightly different with the floor there.

Or I've gone mad, because I've been flicking between last weeks photo's and this weeks with the feeling something is different there but I can't see what it is. :lol:

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Re: Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Postby Owen.C93 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:07 pm

Jef Patat wrote:http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/281985/mclaren-one-two-in-first-hungarian-practice/

... The McLaren was visibly updated further, following on from the developments of Hockenheim. This time, the most obvious enhancements were slots in the sidepods ...


Anybody got a clue what they are talking about?

Probably the vent just behind the drivers head and maybe some on top of leading edge of sidepod. Not that they are new but it wouldn't surprise me that that's what the website was talking about.
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Re: Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Postby gray41 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:07 pm

The floor has a new vein close to the body work guiding air to the centre of the diffuser.
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Re: Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Postby Owen.C93 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:12 pm

gray41 wrote:The floor has a new vein close to the body work guiding air to the centre of the diffuser.

I saw you said that before but I couldn't see what you meant. Could you point it out please?

Also it looks like this front wing is very high and the wheel on the right is unloaded (combined with other shots showing low rake) it look like the car is pitching up under acceleration compared to other cars suggesting a soft rear end?
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Re: Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Postby gray41 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:20 pm

It was said during p1 that both JB and Lewis said the car was sprung softer.
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Re: Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Postby Forza » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:23 pm

More photos from FP1

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Re: Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Postby Owen.C93 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:23 pm

Nice flow vis view and they've brought the neon lights to the floor again this weekend. I'd say this makes the car 30% "pimpier" at the cost of some straight line speed.
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Re: Vodafone McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Postby gray41 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:23 pm

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