2017 Most Interesting Car Features

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Favorite devices seen this year?

W08 Chimney
9
9%
RB13 Hollow Tip Nose
6
6%
Ferrari ARBs
7
7%
Sauber "Pusher" Monkey Seat
1
1%
Ferrari Mystery Floor
14
13%
McLaren RW Endplates
4
4%
Ferrari sidepods
45
43%
RB13 sidepods
3
3%
Merc & STR raised front wishbones
13
13%
T-wing
2
2%
 
Total votes: 104

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Simple poll. Let me know if I should replace anything to the list. (Only ten items permitted). Or if I should change voting rules. (If editable.)
Last edited by roon on Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:00 am, edited 1 time in total.

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roon wrote:Simple poll. Let me know if I should replace anything to the list. (Only ten items permitted). Or if I should change voting rules. (If editable.)
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Replaced Sauber roll hoop with Ferrari's floor. The former has been seen before in similar iterations by Caterham & Merc.

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Ferrari have used that style of arb for years. It was detailed in Peter Wright's book on the 2001 Ferrari.
Not the engineer at Force India

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Tim.Wright wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:22 am
Ferrari have used that style of arb for years. It was detailed in Peter Wright's book on the 2001 Ferrari.
Interesting. Have not noticed it before this year. Had they previously been mounted more inboard?

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My ""perfect"" 2017 f1 car has
-Merc/STR nose
-Ferrari S-duct
-Merc/STR front and rear upper and lower wishbones
-Ferrari inspired sidepods
-Renault airbox intake
-STR engine oil radiators
-Merc split turbo and water-air intercooler
-no shark fin and T-wing
-STR length/wheelbase
...
:mrgreen:

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Blackout wrote:My ""perfect"" 2017 f1 car has
-Merc/STR nose
-Ferrari S-duct
-Merc/STR front and rear upper and lower wishbones
-Ferrari inspired sidepods
-Renault airbox intake
-STR engine oil radiators
-Merc split turbo and water-air intercooler
-no shark fin and T-wing
-STR length/wheelbase
...
:mrgreen:
I'd add the Manor Racing RW endplates and STR shark fin.Image
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The most interesting thing is that the Ferrari isn't the 3rd fastest car and they have pulled themselves out of the mire of underachievement.

Specially though that wierd winged sidepod inlet they have is very interesting, it's a bit of an optical illusion when you look at it from different angles.
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^ True but can they keep it up through the second half of the season, that would really be amazing.