ESPImperium wrote:beelsebob wrote:Coefficient wrote:Wow, the coke bottle area on this Marrussia is really cluttered. Do they have an enormous gearbox? We know the Cosworth is not the daintiest engine but Williams managed to have a cleaner rear end last year with their MotoGP gearbox. This looks like a 2009 design if not earlier.
It's a ancient X-trac isn't it?
The X-Track 1066 gearbox is based on technology from 2004s BAR Honda and the 2007-2008 Williams/Toyota cars. The internals are updated from 2004 and the hydrolic/powershift system is based on the what the Toyota/Williams cars used in 07 and 08. Its a good gearbox, better than what many teams used in early 2009, but the technology has now risen to such a level that the gearbox that the Marussia has is outdated now by a clear 2 to 3 years. McLaren have put 10 guys into Marussia to help them with the transmission design and implementation, so it is alot less cluttered than 2011 however it still is the worst gearbox in F1. Even HRT has the current Williams gearbox that is so tiny it mau not even be there, however they cant take advantage of it aerodynamically.
wesley123 wrote:Actually Ferrari's and Toro Rosso's would be the worst. these both have the 'full end plates' as the only 2 of the grid.
Red Bull, Marussia and Force India are running an endplate less front wing, the end plate connects the wing at the trailing edge but apart from that is is fully offset to the wing.
wesley123 wrote:They run a full single end plate connected to the main wing, so does ferrari, the rest all have them remote in one way or another
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