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you mean the two hex sockets?

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spacer wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:36 am
you mean the two hex sockets?
=D>

This is a better answer than sensors or microphones. They often appear on the car for scrutineering, so probably to aid speedy removal of whatever they fix in place (edit: or as said below, to make adjustments).
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new front wing at the top

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F1Krof wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:39 am
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:26 am
Whatever they are trying it would be foolish to display it for all and sundry. It must be something that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
I agree completely. This is what I was trying to say earlier.
Let’s not forget the big bump in the nose Mercedes showed at this very race two years ago; it was clearly (in retrospect) a nod to how they would change their suspension layout in 2016 but was clearly visible to all teams, few of which took a similar path.

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matt21 wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:47 am
Morteza wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:33 pm
https://imgr2.auto-motor-und-sport.de/M ... 129961.jpg
Via AMuS
Can anybody explain the use of these things? Sensors, microphone?
They are two hex sockets as mentioned above. The are to tighten the two floor stays that support the diffuser. The team adjust them on the FIA flat floor to meet the flatness and deflection tests. They go into a wheel box that adjusts the length of the floor stays. I havent seen another team do it this way

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Thanks for explanation =D>

How are the other teams doing that adjustment?

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what is this, sensor ?
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I think its just tools they use to adjust something. They will pull out when finished.

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mycadcae wrote:
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https://imgr2.auto-motor-und-sport.de/M ... 129961.jpg

what is this, sensor ?
WTF, literally the same picture was on the previous page with the same question. Answers to that question spill over onto this page.
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djones wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:13 pm
I think its just tools they use to adjust something. They will pull out when finished.
example?..
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Not sure the validity of these claims, but seem this is what Merc are testing:

[media]https://twitter.com/SmilexTech/status/9 ... 8322865152[/media]

Translated: "Mercedes with many new features under the bonnet (steering, suspension, cooling and more)"

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F1NAC wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:59 am
new front wing at the top

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On top is the old shovel fin/cape and below is the newer version that has been used for a few races now.
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matt21 wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:16 pm
Thanks for explanation =D>

How are the other teams doing that adjustment?
I haven't seen another mechanism on rivals cars. If they adjust theirs, it will be simply be via adjusting the threaded ends of the floor stays

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Interesting to me who knows nothing about F1 car alignment tendencies, that how much visible toe-in there is on the front wheels on this top view from their team celebration:

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Similarly it looks like a small amount of toe-out on the rear! I never would have imagined that, would have went the opposite myself (out at the front, in for the rear).

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3jawchuck wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:50 pm
mycadcae wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:57 pm
https://imgr2.auto-motor-und-sport.de/M ... 129961.jpg

what is this, sensor ?
WTF, literally the same picture was on the previous page with the same question. Answers to that question spill over onto this page.
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