Caterham CT-05 Renault

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Some more internal detail:
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The packaging and detail is impressive in an absolute sense. Then I realize--
1. This is an ancient two-year old car
2. This is a back-marker car

OMG.

When teams like Ferrari or Williams etc. lease legacy cars to wealthy individuals, they should include CAD files. Extra value to customer at essentially no cost to F1 team.

Actually, shouldn't the FIA require complete CAD files of all current cars, and then release them when they are two years old? Is there any scenario where this would be bad for F1 as a sport or as a business?

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bill shoe wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:42 pm
Actually, shouldn't the FIA require complete CAD files of all current cars, and then release them when they are two years old? Is there any scenario where this would be bad for F1 as a sport or as a business?
If a team like Caterham or Marussia goes bancrupt it might be possible to get those files; but bigger and still existing teams probably won't want anyone to have such specific details. Even if it's not bad for F1 as a sport.
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Found on Twitter via @SamanthaPLP:Image
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More pictures courtesy of @KevTs:
Power steering:
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Gearbox oil cooler:
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The oil cooler is oddly placed in the sidepod, and is probably part of the reason for their very large size. Don't understand exactly why this was done.
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Via @KevTsImage
Brake-by-wire sensor:
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Front end hydraulics diagram:
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And here's an interesting one. Bottom of the RB Technologies gearbox:
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Some pictures of the front wing being built, courtesy of @KevTs. It is not often we get to see images like these:
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I see my Caterham CT05 part!!!

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Its the part with the purple and green around it around the rear exit of the intercooler. I think.

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Another interesting one. Exploded view of the FW internals. Again thanks to Mr. Kevin Thomas for sharing this.
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Suspension diagrams via @KevTsImage
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Engine with airbox removed:
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Front bulkhead close-up:
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