2008 Jerez Test 22-25 July

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Post Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:13 am

Indeed if we looked at the test times on 1 day you'd expect Torro Rosso to do a front row lock out next race ;) :p

All the teams are trying different things, the times are very subjective.
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Post Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:36 am

Is that an extra winglet on the engine cover for ferrari? Quite low down, on the last photo of massa.
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Post Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:27 pm

On the last day of testing, I saw some pics of BMW's F1.08 which has a black section by the chimneys all the way up the T-wings. Whats up wth that? Lack of paint? What's its purpose?
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Post Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:30 pm

I just found out that Kovalainen's fastest lap time on day 4 was with 2008 wings + 2009 slicks. Yet, he was only 4 tenths faster than Bourdais who was using 2009 slicks and 2009 aero. Wow.
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Post Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:07 pm

The cut in downforce means that the tyres coefficient of friction decreases less with speed, thus the total grip is near the one with the full 08 levels+slicks.

That also explains why slicks+09 levels provide around as much grip in high speed sections as the actual cars.
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Post Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:53 pm

Ogami musashi wrote:The cut in downforce means that the tyres coefficient of friction decreases less with speed, thus the total grip is near the one with the full 08 levels+slicks.

That also explains why slicks+09 levels provide around as much grip in high speed sections as the actual cars.


I realised this but I didn't think it was to that degree. Quite extraordinary. By the end of next year F1 cars will be rocket-ships.
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Post Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:01 pm

Scotracer wrote:
Ogami musashi wrote:The cut in downforce means that the tyres coefficient of friction decreases less with speed, thus the total grip is near the one with the full 08 levels+slicks.

That also explains why slicks+09 levels provide around as much grip in high speed sections as the actual cars.


I realised this but I didn't think it was to that degree. Quite extraordinary. By the end of next year F1 cars will be rocket-ships.


We can always hope... :D
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Post Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:48 pm

there will be another track added in 2009.... i think it would be somewhere on the moon...
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Post Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:27 pm

With the low gravity, that's bound to be a high-downforce track :). Also, moondust is notoriously sharp, so I'm guessing hardest tyre-compounds and plenty of stops :p.
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Post Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:29 pm

Saribro wrote:With the low gravity, that's bound to be a high-downforce track :). Also, moondust is notoriously sharp, so I'm guessing hardest tyre-compounds and plenty of stops :p.


How will teams get around the problem of no atmosphere in terms of aerodynamic setup? :D
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Post Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:42 pm

just for that one race they will allow moveable aero parts
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