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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes (pre-launch speculation)

Post by Morteza » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:36 pm

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by beelsebob » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:36 pm

Gridlock wrote:That's the exhaust, no?
To me it looks too small to be the (only?) exhaust exit. I wonder if they've found a loose rule interpretation that's letting them put an exit somewhere else.

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by Crucial_Xtreme » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:39 pm

mclaren777 wrote:Would anybody like to speculate about this bump and whether it's the exhaust outlet?

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Yes the exhaust exits there but closer to the car not the outer edge. I'm sure it will be moved and I'm sure the car that races in Melbourne will look different than the one we saw today.

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by Huntresa » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:39 pm

The side pods back angle looks very steep or is that the paint creating an illusion

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes (pre-launch speculation)

Post by thestig84 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:39 pm

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thestig84 wrote:Well it looks like my person got the intakes right again and nose being similar. Also see why he didnt have too much else to say...looks similar but very nice. Good job Mclaren
Don't quite see the aggressive design philosophy hinted at or areas that will raise questions around legality. Maybe that is to be played out during testing next week.

It looks nice, but....?

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Everything I heard pointed at conservative evolution but people like to get carried away. If your referring to the removed autosport aggressive design/legality story I think that was a dudd quote and should be ignored.

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by jamesalexw » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:40 pm

Rear wing has painted silver stripes, I'd expect some development around that area similar to last years vents.

Would be very surprised if the car looks anything like this at Australia and Mr Whitmarsh has just said that very thing on the Q&A live stream.....

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by beelsebob » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:40 pm

They can't be the exhausts, they break this rule:
The entire circumference of the exit should lie on a single plane normal to the tailpipe axis and be located at the rearmost extremity of the last 100mm of the tailpipe.
(part of 5.8.3)

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by raymondu999 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:40 pm

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by RB7ate9 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:41 pm

It appears to have a small access panel just above the rear upper wishbone. It looks like an alternative exhaust position.

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by painkiller » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:43 pm

what else than the exhaust??!

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes (pre-launch speculation)

Post by Intego » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:44 pm

Seems that they have adopted the RB-style elliptic sidepod shape near the floor – the secret that Ringo just revealed =D>
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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by Gridlock » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:46 pm

beelsebob wrote:They can't be the exhausts, they break this rule:
The entire circumference of the exit should lie on a single plane normal to the tailpipe axis and be located at the rearmost extremity of the last 100mm of the tailpipe.
(part of 5.8.3)
Does "normal" mean perpendicular then? Because I don't see how they do unless it does - I take it to mean the exit must have one face only, no shaping.

And what's this?

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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by italian » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:46 pm

The strut of the front-suspension and the suspension arms of the lower triangle are higher. New configuration for the rims of the wheels too.
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Re: McLaren MP4-27 Mercedes

Post by beelsebob » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:47 pm

The rear suspension wishbones there looks like they have really tiny travel, even for an F1 car. TBH, I'm growing increasingly convinced we've been sold a dummy here.