BMW Sauber F1.06

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furnik28
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BMW Sauber F1.06

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it looks like a fat version of the last williams to much x mas turkey i think
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Steven
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My first impressions:
- Judging from the video stream on their website, this car has a twin keel front suspension layout.
- Livery: I was a little surprised by the red stroke in the colour scheme. However, I think the scheme is quite dull and not up to BMW standards.
- Big Intel logo on the engine cover.

MrT
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From the pictures ive seen looks like a keel-less front suspension like mclaren and toyota.

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jezzwa
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I believe the red comes from the old BMW touring cars livery
http://www.racing-fotos.de/images/service/BMW.jpg
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New engine
Revolution, not evolution was the watchword when it came to the Formula One engines for the new season. The 3-litre V10 units of the past are being replaced by 2.4-litre V8 engines. This switch calls for totally new concepts. The new V8 engines are heavier, shorter and, due to a 600 cc reduction in capacity, have lower output and fuel consumption.

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New chassis
The BMW Sauber F1.06 is an all-new concept. The shorter and more fuel-efficient V8 powerplants exert a decisive influence on the architecture of the car. Due to the minimum dimensions for the design of the chassis as decreed by the FIA, the overall dimensions of the car remain almost unchanged.
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jezzwa
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The front end looks quite bulky or maybe its just the livery playing tricks with my eyes :lol:
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Steven
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Pff I don't like the colour scheme at all.

Anyway, the nose cone seems to be rather bulky, very with and big at the front. As for the front suspension I think they use 2 small keels. At least I hope, because if the nose is filled up completely between the lower wishbone connection points, this car does not really look efficient.

Also on the sidepods there are rather small shark gills, similar to those on the Renault R24.

dumrick
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Engine cover and general design looks 2 years old, except for the zero (or twin?) keel setup and the narrow sidepods (but last year's Sauber already had them).

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dumrick
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Very low front end, doesn't allow pushrod to be quite as inclined as in the other cars, reducing pitch sensitivity of suspension. This is outdated F1 design, as I said before.

The car looks ugly, old and inefficient. A true Sauber, in short!!
The suspension is a twin-keel setup.

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jezzwa
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dumrick wrote:The car looks ugly, old and inefficient. A true Sauber, in short!!
Well Frank Williams will be able to sleep well tonight knowing BMW have a crap car! :P
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CCRomeo
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BMW Sauber F1.06 Launch: Technical Specifications - Chassis

http://www.f1technical.net/f1db/cars/901
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EKE
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Keels

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I'm in the dark about keels. Can someone give me examples of the different types of keels on F1 cars.

Ta

manchild
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Re: Keels

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EKE wrote:I'm in the dark about keels. Can someone give me examples of the different types of keels on F1 cars.

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viewtopic.php?t=1691

http://www.f1technical.net/articles/39

http://www.scarbsf1.com/tech_bb/viewtopic.php?t=41

some poor info here too :wink: http://www.formula1.com/insight/technic ... 1/582.html

bocaj
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Is it me or are the michelin tyres more "round" shouldered this year??

Or is it special "presentation" tyres on the BMW??