Force India VJM09 Mercedes

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:36 pm

Preparing the car on Wednesday. Blown front axle is on the update menu.

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Pic by Albert Fabrega

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:45 pm

trinidefender wrote:
charly0418 wrote:
trinidefender wrote:
You say it is but how are you actually sure it is 3D printed? Surely you can't just look at it and tell?

I would have thought they made a piece that colour because it contrasts better with the buttons and knobs on the steering wheel making everything easier to read
Ted Kravitz said yesterday during the broadcast that its 3D printed. In order to reduce weight
I really wouldn't trust Ted Kravitz on many technical things. This being one of them, aerodynamics being another main thing (the things I've heard him say had me shaking my head in disbelief). Yes his show is entertaining and has good information through interviews and is a good summary for the events it is not where I get any technical information from.
It reduces weight by about 100 to 150 grammes, but its not the weight saving in overall car weight is its quality, its for steering cadence as the carbon fibre front makes the steering more heavy and less responsive. Its why Williams have got their display on the bulkhead and not the wheel like most other teams. Its all about driver feel and response. It may be that Force India may have to redesign the internals of the wheel to get more weight lower or higher in order to produce a light and more neutral feeling wheel.

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:59 am

Blown wheel axle at front.

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:45 pm

Mallya said. "We will have some new aerodynamic developments, which will add some performance to the front of the car, so we will work hard to optimise those during the weekend.”
http://en.f1i.com/news/48970-aero-upgra ... hrain.html

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:18 pm

Thats the new aero upgrade to the front. Blown axle.

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:51 pm

Changes..

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BY Alberto Rodríguez

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:54 pm

Now this is a different wheel rim. Not sure whether it's just for testing or if they will use in race.

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:07 pm

Things are not looking promising for FI ; they are going back wards.....

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:23 am

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:26 am

new updates
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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:29 pm

Thats the new aero upgradeImageImage

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:56 pm

Unless they get a major upgrade in Spain; FI is going to end-up 8th in construction ranking.

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:26 am

NAPI10 wrote:Unless they get a major upgrade in Spain; FI is going to end-up 8th in construction ranking.
I take it as a given these 5 teams will finish ahead of FI--

Merc
Ferrari
Red Bull
Williams
Toro Rosa

This leaves FI 6th constructors What two additional teams do you fancy will consistently finish ahead of FI so they finish 8th? As I see it, all other teams have various flavors of melodrama. Remember FI has a strong and stone-reliable Merc engine that will pay dividends over the 21-race season. At least compared to all the wanna-be's below:

McLaren
Haas
Manor
Renault
Sauber

So which two do you pick from this list and why?

EDIT: Aaaargh! Probably this belongs on the team thread rather than the car thread. Perhaps the Force India car thread is lean enough to absorb this. I'll organize better in the future, I promise.

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:18 pm

McLaren is improving by race, they will easily surpass FI (with current race pace) by mid-season.

It will be increasingly difficult for FI to finish 9th/10th unless someone from top five teams messed up. Eventually, FI will end up fighting with Haas (who has much better package on certain kind of tracks).

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Re: Force India VJM09 Mercedes

Post Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:02 pm

Nobody bothers to post pictures of the Force India. Those who have access I'm talking about anyway...


I would love to see pictures of the practice days... even one....
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