BMW Sauber F1.08

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sh^rkbo0ts
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Re: New F1.08

Post by sh^rkbo0ts » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:44 am

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Are these pod vanes new?

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Re: New F1.08

Post by joseff » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:26 am

The nose wing looks functionally similar to bridge wings.

The podvanes weren't there at launch, but were already in place for the Jerez test last week.

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Re: New F1.08

Post by scarbs » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:39 am

The BMW nose fins are like the fins all the other teams use on the nose, but with one main difference, their endplates. In some respects yes, they do function like the middle section of a bridge wing. As they are creating lift to send the upwash from the front wing down over the body to power the rear aero. But I believe their greater function is the using tip vortices from the endplates, acting like the Viking wings to improve the flow around the car.

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Re: New F1.08

Post by manchild » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:02 pm


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Re: New F1.08

Post by modbaraban » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:43 pm

I've read that Nick is quite unhappy with the car so far. He mentioned the lack of consistency and ballance. F1.08 is said to more 'unpredictable' and harder to adjust to than the 2007 car. Nick said that these new tweaks do improve balance but it's not as good as expected, also he said that there are more tweaks on the way (being tested in the wind tunnel).

(soory can't find ant english-language source so far)

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Re: New F1.08

Post by vyselegend » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:02 pm

modbaraban wrote:
(soory can't find ant english-language source so far)
Well, it is the head title of autosport since mid day :wink:

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/64816

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Re: New F1.08

Post by DarkSnape » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:48 pm

"BMW were hiding their times from their private Valencia test in mid february.
They beat the record of Kovalainen (1.11:0 min) which was set in late january several times by half a second (1.10:5). The team released only times that were more than two seconds slower that the real ones."

http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/...10786_13987.hbs

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Re: New F1.08

Post by DarkSnape » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:18 pm

"Correspondents in the Australian city for authoritative European publications including Blick, Bild and Auto Motor und Sport claim that the Hinwil built F1.08 could even be a match for Ferrari and McLaren this year."

http://www.f1complete.com/content/view/7923/900/

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Re: New F1.08

Post by Project Four » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:03 pm

Only two hours before we find out, hope that the BMW's are competitive as I would love to see Nick H win