Lotus E22 Renault

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Post Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:42 pm

A quick reminder that the car threads are a haven for exploring the actual features of the actual car.

We have other threads for team & race conversations.


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Time for the annual reminder that the car threads are for examining the actual features of the car. If the comment doesn’t relate to an observation of an actual detail on the car then it doesn’t belong in this thread.

For the avoidance of doubt, here are some examples:

  • Whitmarsh, Vettel, and Boullier are not features on any car.
  • References to laptimes belong in the relevant test or race thread.
  • Seriously, there is nothing new to say about genitals, gaping fish, or monkeys with big noses. It’s all been said already. We don’t need endless reminders.
  • Soft focus effects belong in wedding albums, not technical posts.
  • “I love this team” or “the TP must be sacked” are fanboy posts
  • Links to a blog are OK as long if you make constructive objective posts here. Otherwise its just spam.

Finally, if you do see posts that are out of order then please report them so they can be dealt with appropriately.
Richard
 
Joined: 15 Apr 2009
Location: UK

Post Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:04 pm

Here she is.

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"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985
stefan_
 
Joined: 4 Feb 2012

Post Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:04 pm

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AfroDude41
 
Joined: 15 Jan 2014

Post Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:11 pm

That can't be real. Please don't let that be real.
I cried like a baby when I saw Alonso win the 2012 Malaysian GP. I almost died of happy when he lifted the trophy.
Ferrari Magic.
SchumacherM
 
Joined: 7 Mar 2010
Location: Slovenia

Post Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:12 pm

that nose kinda looks like the female counterpart to the d*ck noses :D

where did you get this picture? i didn't realise that they show their car today
skoop
 
Joined: 4 Feb 2013

Post Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:13 pm

Interesting interpretation of the nose, much nicer than the McLaren phallic
sectionate
 
Joined: 3 Sep 2013

Post Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:14 pm

The Tuning Fork --no wonder boullier left, although the car could hit the right note .After the words richard mille and between the gold swoosh on the nose is there a venturi tunnel behind the nose pylons--nose looks deep and slab sided --not very aero shaped
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gavingav1
 
Joined: 11 Jul 2012

Post Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:18 pm

wow! just WOW! i think nobody saw that one coming! are they just trying to steal Mclarens thunder by revealing their car on same day? unannounced and unexpected.

I mean lotus car is much more of a talking point! Mclarens is as expected but LOTUS!! that nose!
danielk
 
Joined: 16 Nov 2012

Post Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:20 pm

Interesting that they made the nose asymetrical, but I can't believe that the FIA let them get away with it (i.e. aerodynamic function of the vanity panel, which must be the shorter side of the nose) ... there will be many changes before the second test, since this solution will be much better than the Williams & McLaren solutions.
Servus, Charlie
CBeck113
 
Joined: 17 Feb 2013
Location: Regensburg, Germany

Post Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:20 pm

Edit - erased, double post
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Servus, Charlie
CBeck113
 
Joined: 17 Feb 2013
Location: Regensburg, Germany

Post Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:21 pm

They pretty much trolled McLaren on Twitter right after 12 GMT
AfroDude41
 
Joined: 15 Jan 2014

Post Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:23 pm

It's a render because they haven't actually finished building it yet.
"Unbelievable how silly this Formula 1 is these days, with this stupid overtakes."
—Sebastian Vettel, 2012 US GP
Diesel
 
Joined: 11 Mar 2006
Location: ...

Post Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:25 pm

January 6th: Boullier "We arent going to be at the first test in Jerez. We want to hide as many secrets of the car as possible....not because we arent ready and are having problems."

January 24th: Lotus "Oh hey guys, look at our new car....especially the nose part."

:roll: =D>
ecapox
 
Joined: 14 May 2010

Post Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:25 pm

The first non-pen*s car. Thanks god.

Looks great
Trocola
 
Joined: 25 Jan 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain

Post Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:27 pm

I thought this solution is not legal?
Anyway, looks creative. Wonder how it works in jaw. I had the impression that was the problem with Williams walrus.

Cooling looks similar to McLaren.
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timbo
 
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