Force India VJM03 Mercedes

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Re: Force India VJM03 Mercedes

Post by Callum » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:20 pm

ESPImperium wrote:
imightbewrong wrote:Image
That looks like a little monster!!!
Wow, it really is quite a monster. Second joint biggest behind Macca and joint with BMW?

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Re: Force India VJM03 Mercedes

Post by mith » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:34 am

You've forgotten about Renault. Their diffuser is almost as big as McLaren's.

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Re: Force India VJM03 Mercedes

Post by Michiba » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:08 am

check out the front wheels of the FI

http://www.gurneyflap.com/Resources/FORCEfe14.jpg

is that an aero device on the rim? or just a trick of light?

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Re: Force India VJM03 Mercedes

Post by Fil » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:41 am

Michiba wrote:check out the front wheels of the FI

http://www.gurneyflap.com/Resources/FORCEfe14.jpg

is that an aero device on the rim? or just a trick of light?
its a curved reflection of the rim spokes
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Re: Force India VJM03 Mercedes

Post by ESPImperium » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:49 pm

Ferarri/BMW Sauber style sidepods???

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Re: Force India VJM03 Mercedes

Post by christopher.mahlon » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:30 am

I'm not quite sure what you're seeing here, can you give me a bit more explanation?

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Re: Force India VJM03 Mercedes

Post by megz » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:13 am

The bulges on the shoulders of the sidepods yeah?

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Re: Force India VJM03 Mercedes

Post by Confused_Andy » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:20 pm

They have been there since launch.

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Re: Force India VJM03 Mercedes

Post by megz » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:50 pm

Are they running two smaller intakes on the side of the airbox like the Williams of yesteryear, it does appear so and have they been there since the launch?

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Re: Force India VJM03 Mercedes

Post by wesley123 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:09 pm

they are, i believe before they were just slots instead of real ducts
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Re: Force India VJM03 Mercedes

Post by Francesc » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:00 pm

New nose cone
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New thing at the rear, just over the beam wing
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Re: Force India VJM03 Mercedes

Post by mith » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:10 pm

That nosecone looks like copy from Renault. Interesting. Until now everyone was copying Red Bull and Brawn.

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Re: Force India VJM03 Mercedes

Post by ESPImperium » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:53 pm

MK1 and MK2 in one pic:

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Re: Force India VJM03 Mercedes

Post by Spencifer_Murphy » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:02 pm

My gut recation to that new nose is that it aims to get more air under the nose than above it.

Possibly to the floor, but I don't want to jump on the "Aha! it MUST be for the diffuser!" bandwagon (as if that's the only thing any upgrade on an F1 car is designed to work with) Its equally plausible that the aim is to get air under the nose and to the splitter and around the sidepods.

EDIT: Having looked again, now I'm not so sure, at first it looked higher...now it looks lower than the old nose. I dunno! lol
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Re: Force India VJM03 Mercedes

Post by Blackout » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:11 pm

Francesc wrote:New nose cone
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New thing at the rear, just over the beam wing
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Exactly. But the beam is also new and have a more classic shape than the first one.

The new nose cone :
Barcelone
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