McLaren MCL32 Honda

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Re: McLaren MCL32 Honda

Post by mclaren111 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:38 am

Singabule wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:16 am
In connection to Last year suspension dancing problem, with lack of testing and trial engine mapping would hide this problem in first races. I hope MCL chasis technician can mitigate this issue faster, but with current condition May impossible i think. Hope their aero work, and 1,7 degree rake more optimum than 1,9 [-o<
I read an article where Matt Morris said that they were able to check if last year's problem was solved and he confirmed it was. Will look for the article and post it asap

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Re: McLaren MCL32 Honda

Post by Manoah2u » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:45 am

proteus wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:16 pm
Sirotkins observations about the car:

"The midfield looks very close, and all of these teams are part of it. McLaren and Sauber look like they're trailing.

The former is a dark horse so far. Because of all the team's issues, I've only seen the MCL32 on track two or three times. The lack of power is immediately obvious, which could be down to the engine mapping the team used in the test. Through the corners, the car leaves a better impression."
Sirotkin, really? :lol:
why on earth would anybody take Sirotkin's opinion as serious and more, why would anyone ask his opinion?
he is not part of F1 at all, but a mere 'test/development' driver with a big money backing thanks to daddy,
just like Stroll.

I'd take Maldonado's opinions over him a thousand times and i haven't even read about Maldonado.
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Re: McLaren MCL32 Honda

Post by proteus » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:16 am

Manoah2u wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:45 am
proteus wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:16 pm
Sirotkins observations about the car:

"The midfield looks very close, and all of these teams are part of it. McLaren and Sauber look like they're trailing.

The former is a dark horse so far. Because of all the team's issues, I've only seen the MCL32 on track two or three times. The lack of power is immediately obvious, which could be down to the engine mapping the team used in the test. Through the corners, the car leaves a better impression."
Sirotkin, really? :lol:
why on earth would anybody take Sirotkin's opinion as serious and more, why would anyone ask his opinion?
he is not part of F1 at all, but a mere 'test/development' driver with a big money backing thanks to daddy,
just like Stroll.

I'd take Maldonado's opinions over him a thousand times and i haven't even read about Maldonado.
Even though he is a pay test driver, he is probably able to see the differences in cars. He didnt hail Mclaren by far, but he pointed out that the engine is aparently their biggest problem.

It was just that and nothing else. U can ignore his opinion, i on the other hand acknowlidge it, since i had similiar opinions when observating avalilable footage.
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Re: McLaren MCL32 Honda

Post by Thunders » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:24 am

If you want to discuss this further, please do so in the Team Thread.

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Re: McLaren MCL32 Honda

Post by Del Boy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:59 pm

https://flic.kr/p/T1i3Ed
https://flic.kr/p/T1hZQ5
Any body here got any ideas what this does?
A bit of background; I took at about 3:00pm on day 8. The device sits on the car with flashing yellow arrows going around it. You can see the car has tension barriers around it and none of mechanics are too near it. I therefore assume it has something to do with ERS.

Not sure if I've copied the URL correctly

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Re: McLaren MCL32 Honda

Post by roon » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:08 pm

Edit- Should be a hazard light. Can't find an image, but I'm pretty sure I've seen these in use on the cars before, even back in the V8 KERS era.
Last edited by roon on Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: McLaren MCL32 Honda

Post by Del Boy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:10 pm

roon wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:08 pm
Del Boy wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:59 pm
https://flic.kr/p/T1i3Ed
https://flic.kr/p/T1hZQ5
Any body here got any ideas what this does?
A bit of background; I took at about 3:00pm on day 8. The device sits on the car with flashing yellow arrows going around it. You can see the car has tension barriers around it and none of mechanics are too near it. I therefore assume it has something to do with ERS.

Not sure if I've copied the URL correctly
Which part? What arrows? Can you label your image?
The round thing sitting on top of the nose slightly behind the front wheels. The S duct panel is off and the machine is behind the round hole in the monocoque. Sorry a bit new at adding images!!

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Re: McLaren MCL32 Honda

Post by Mr.G » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:24 pm

The car is surrounded by and "ES RESTRICTED AREA" tape/strip. I think the "machine" is some kind of warning sign when the car can be electricaly harmfull for the mechanics...

Are you sure it was arrows and not lightning bolts circulating around???
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Re: McLaren MCL32 Honda

Post by daniellammers » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:32 pm

Mr.G wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:24 pm
The car is surrounded by and "ES RESTRICTED AREA" tape/strip. I think the "machine" is some kind of warning sign when the car can be electricaly harmfull for the mechanics...

Are you sure it was arrows and not lightning bolts circulating around???
Seems legit to me, no better way to do it right?

(Nice sig though!)
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Re: McLaren MCL32 Honda

Post by Del Boy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:37 pm

daniellammers wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:32 pm
Mr.G wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:24 pm
The car is surrounded by and "ES RESTRICTED AREA" tape/strip. I think the "machine" is some kind of warning sign when the car can be electricaly harmfull for the mechanics...

Are you sure it was arrows and not lightning bolts circulating around???
Seems legit to me, no better way to do it right?

(Nice sig though!)
At the risk of answering my own question, I know F1 is sometimes over the top but this device is way over the top to warn the mechanics the car is live?

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Re: McLaren MCL32 Honda

Post by Del Boy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:46 pm

I found a better view on you tube
https://youtu.be/TeUoRAXuGcA

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Re: McLaren MCL32 Honda

Post by Mr.G » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:40 pm

I still think it's some kind of safety/warnig light when there is possibility of electric shock...
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Re: McLaren MCL32 Honda

Post by cramr » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:05 am

They can also be refuelling or something like that and it a way to avoid anybody do an accidental spark that they may cause a big mess

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Re: McLaren MCL32 Honda

Post by PhillipM » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:50 am

Del Boy wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:37 pm
At the risk of answering my own question, I know F1 is sometimes over the top but this device is way over the top to warn the mechanics the car is live?
It may be something they use when the car is running through ERS/KERS programs for testing, so the system is not just live but active.

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Re: McLaren MCL32 Honda

Post by mclaren111 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:19 pm

Image

Nice Picture (from testing & not sure if it has been posted before).

I really like their FW.



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