Racing Point RP19

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Re: Racing Point RP19

Post Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:17 pm

Old:
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The radiator on top starts further in front now, maybe to slim down others to achieve a tighter engine cover.

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Re: Racing Point RP19

Post Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:09 pm

MtthsMlw wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:17 pm
Old:
https://cdn-1.motorsport.com/images/mgl ... tail-1.jpg

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https://maxf1.net/wp-content/uploads/20 ... o-AMuS.jpg
The radiator on top starts further in front now, maybe to slim down others to achieve a tighter engine cover.
Great photo comparison.

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Re: Racing Point RP19

Post Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:06 pm

Are we seeing the Stroll takeover budget increase in action?

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Re: Racing Point RP19

Post Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:38 pm

Probsbly yes. The team also pointed out that the car wasn‘t in a good state at the season opening due to the financial crysis last season. So we can expect further upgrades and hopefully a stromger rp19.

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Re: Racing Point RP19

Post Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:40 pm

MtthsMlw wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:10 pm
CLKGTR wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:19 pm
Front wing centre section revealed - looks like it contains 10.92 kg balast in there.
Balast? So much? :o
This could be the weight of the FW without the nose I think.
Yes I think you are right... 10 kg balast in the front wing / nose was more common in mid 2000-s when cars used more than 50 kg of total balast if not more. But today 10 kg is probably way to much balast in the front wing, especialy when weight distribution window is so narrow.

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Re: Racing Point RP19

Post Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:21 am

CLKGTR wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:40 pm
MtthsMlw wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:10 pm
CLKGTR wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:19 pm
Front wing centre section revealed - looks like it contains 10.92 kg balast in there.
Balast? So much? :o
This could be the weight of the FW without the nose I think.
Yes I think you are right... 10 kg balast in the front wing / nose was more common in mid 2000-s when cars used more than 50 kg of total balast if not more. But today 10 kg is probably way to much balast in the front wing, especialy when weight distribution window is so narrow.
It might also be the maximum amount of weight it is rated to carry.
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Re: Racing Point RP19

Post Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:55 am

Might be. I would like to see the inside of other front wing middle sections to confirm that.

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Re: Racing Point RP19

Post Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:08 pm

New engine cover
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Re: Racing Point RP19

Post Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:19 pm

With the rules stable for next year I really hope that this team can turn their fortunes around. We need them back in the fight big time!

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Re: Racing Point RP19

Post Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:46 pm

New mirrors
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Re: Racing Point RP19

Post Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:17 pm

CLKGTR wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:55 am
Might be. I would like to see the inside of other front wing middle sections to confirm that.
Its painting related normally 2 stickers one pre and one post paint process showing weights of completed components, nothing to do with ballast weights just as simple as painted weight.

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Re: Racing Point RP19

Post Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:54 pm

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Red Bull like.

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Re: Racing Point RP19

Post Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:35 pm

Sevach wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:54 pm
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EAU_fpIWsAA ... ame=medium

Red Bull like.
Nice update on the chassis side bringing better packaging to the car, providing a more Central weight distribution(Lower centre of gravity and corner weight distribution under load(Cornering, braking, accleratin etc..). This basically provided a wider set-up window allowing for the car to be more aggressively set-up for one-lap pace, while retaining similar characteristics to the previous design in the race. Small noticeable problems probably the big one being that the side-pod flow conditioner and the turning vanes probably need changing to eliminate any flow attachment issues the new shape has. Cooling seems to be rather aggressive considering the current Heatwave but radar says it will be cooler in the weekend, but you never know.
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Re: Racing Point RP19

Post Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:51 pm

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Re: Racing Point RP19

Post Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:10 pm

CLKGTR wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:19 pm


Front wing centre section revealed - looks like it contains 10.92 kg balast in there.

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By eye, using known FW and nose dimensions, a 15 x 4 x 2 cm block (120cc) may fit in there. 120 cc × tungsten density 19.25g/cc gives 2310 g or 5 lbs. If the pressure taps were removed, the full pocket might allow a block 25 x 4 x 2, weighing 3850g, or 8.5 lbs.