2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

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Re: 2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

Post Tue May 08, 2018 11:52 am

I love the Force India nose so I'd be happy.

Slotted pillars on a slimmer Mercedes like nose but with nostrils would be my guess.

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Re: 2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

Post Tue May 08, 2018 12:14 pm

It's all speculation guys. Even AMuS doesn't know what it's gonna be as per the article. They themselves say they wont know what it is till it shows on track. Holy --- ---, we still have so many days to go. Ughh.

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Re: 2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

Post Tue May 08, 2018 12:29 pm

my think about nose is something like FI with holes and channels for cooling and non side pod holes..something like wing there for downforce on the middle of the car ..and move away the air in front of rear tires ...a moving to the front car with wing on sidepods and not holes...and move current sideponds on the nose with channels for the air ..

at the next 2-3 races ..we have new fuel (0.1 sec) new engine (renault says 0.3 sec) and new aero (?).. #-o [-o<

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Re: 2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

Post Tue May 08, 2018 12:35 pm

ollandos wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 12:29 pm
my think about nose is something like FI with holes and channels for cooling and non side pod holes..something like wing there for downforce on the middle of the car ..and move away the air in front of rear tires ...a moving to the front car with wing on sidepods and not holes...and move current sideponds on the nose with channels for the air ..

at the next 2-3 races ..we have new fuel (0.1 sec) new engine (renault says 0.3 sec) and new aero (?).. #-o [-o<
0.3 seconds on the PU upgrade? Got a link? Not doubting you, just curious what Renault is saying.

Also the new aero would be worth half a second according to AMuS and F1AT.

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Re: 2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

Post Tue May 08, 2018 12:46 pm

Well,expectations are so high that everything under 0.8 sec gain is failure.😉

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Re: 2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

Post Tue May 08, 2018 12:50 pm

makecry wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 12:35 pm
ollandos wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 12:29 pm
my think about nose is something like FI with holes and channels for cooling and non side pod holes..something like wing there for downforce on the middle of the car ..and move away the air in front of rear tires ...a moving to the front car with wing on sidepods and not holes...and move current sideponds on the nose with channels for the air ..

at the next 2-3 races ..we have new fuel (0.1 sec) new engine (renault says 0.3 sec) and new aero (?).. #-o [-o<
0.3 seconds on the PU upgrade? Got a link? Not doubting you, just curious what Renault is saying.

Also the new aero would be worth half a second according to AMuS and F1AT.
about the new aero there is no word about the gains ...for renault engine 2 ..perhaps the renault PU thread have links ....0.3sec for canada ...i dont know about weight for mclaren ..if have something for weight save now or little later with engine 2 ...for aero we see on track ..0.5 only for aero is big ...maybe have mechanical changes too

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Re: 2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

Post Tue May 08, 2018 12:51 pm

anyone want to predict the qualifying order in spain? This will be interesting. as some smaller teams might not bring big upgrades will fall back

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Re: 2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

Post Tue May 08, 2018 1:06 pm

We aren't even sure what Scope the Update will have, let alone if it works or what the other Teams bring. Predicting anything would be a long shot.
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Re: 2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

Post Tue May 08, 2018 1:11 pm

techman wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 12:51 pm
anyone want to predict the qualifying order in spain? This will be interesting. as some smaller teams might not bring big upgrades will fall back
track layout helps more than prenious 4 ...p7 realistic target and if someone of big tree have problems higher ...and one stop for the race...i have feeling for p5 quali and higher for the race ..

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Re: 2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

Post Tue May 08, 2018 1:15 pm

techman wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 12:51 pm
anyone want to predict the qualifying order in spain? This will be interesting. as some smaller teams might not bring big upgrades will fall back
You can go ahead and predict if you want, nothing's stopping you.
Q: (Stefano Mancini – La Stampa) Kimi, will you help Vettel to win his championship this year?
Kimi Raikkonen: I can only drive one car, obviously. 
@2018 Singapore Grand Prix drivers press conference.

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Re: 2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

Post Tue May 08, 2018 1:18 pm

turbof1 wrote: YOU SHALL NOT......STALLLLL!!!
#aerogollum

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Re: 2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

Post Tue May 08, 2018 1:40 pm

Commonsense prevails
Q: (Stefano Mancini – La Stampa) Kimi, will you help Vettel to win his championship this year?
Kimi Raikkonen: I can only drive one car, obviously. 
@2018 Singapore Grand Prix drivers press conference.

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Re: 2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

Post Tue May 08, 2018 1:45 pm

McLaren's new nose ETA

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Who's excited? \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

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Re: 2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

Post Tue May 08, 2018 2:05 pm

track layout helps more than prenious 4 ...p7 realistic target and if someone of big tree have problems higher ...and one stop for the race...i have feeling for p5 quali and higher for the race ..
So you predict p5 for quali. so that means the mclaren has to qualify ahead of one of the top teams. mer, ferrari or redbull. that a interesting prediction. ok i keep a note of this. for me its difficult to say which order mclarn fits in

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Re: 2018 McLaren F1 Team - Renault

Post Tue May 08, 2018 2:16 pm

techman wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 2:05 pm
track layout helps more than prenious 4 ...p7 realistic target and if someone of big tree have problems higher ...and one stop for the race...i have feeling for p5 quali and higher for the race ..
So you predict p5 for quali. so that means the mclaren has to qualify ahead of one of the top teams. mer, ferrari or redbull. that a interesting prediction. ok i keep a note of this. for me its difficult to say which order mclarn fits in
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Q: (Stefano Mancini – La Stampa) Kimi, will you help Vettel to win his championship this year?
Kimi Raikkonen: I can only drive one car, obviously. 
@2018 Singapore Grand Prix drivers press conference.