BMW - dramatic nose change!

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BMW - dramatic nose change!

Post by manchild » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:04 pm

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They also have added some aero bits between upper and lower front wishbnes (painted in white)

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Re: BMW - dramatic nose change!

Post by PNSD » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:21 pm

Lol possibly f1's wingiest car ever :p

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Re: BMW - dramatic nose change!

Post by modbaraban » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:30 pm

PNSD wrote:Lol possibly f1's wingiest car ever :p
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Re: BMW - dramatic nose change!

Post by MrT » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:53 pm

Obviously a product of the CFD they have invested so heavily in??

It must just clean up the airflow around the cockpit... I think it looks like a nice innovative winglet as winglets go?!

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Re: BMW - dramatic nose change!

Post by CMSMJ1 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:00 pm

That looks superb..

BMW Sauber have always been innovative though - remember the "twin towers" from 06 they tried to run at Magny Cours?
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Re: BMW - dramatic nose change!

Post by Sawtooth-spike » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:17 pm

Interesting!

Guess they must work abit like the ones in the mid section.
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Re: BMW - dramatic nose change!

Post by johny » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:32 pm

my eyes hurts, that's anyting but a car.

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Re: BMW - dramatic nose change!

Post by tomislavp4 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:33 pm

Looks cool 8) hope
fia wont ban this ones like they banned the twin towers [-X

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Re: BMW - dramatic nose change!

Post by zac510 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:41 pm

Funny how early last year BMW commented that the new spec/control tyre negated the need for the influence of these wings. Wasn't long before they put theirs back on then sprouted new ones up the front..
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Re: BMW - dramatic nose change!

Post by Belatti » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:09 pm

Every new F1 design I see from years to now it makes me think how can that be better than this:
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I dont fully understand aerodynamics (only theory I learnt in Uni) but each of those wings add drag and they are multiplied x 30!

What would happen if you design a "cleaner" car and let downforce be generated by wings? Please somebody explain me :!:
My bigger problem is maybe I tend to see aero like a mechanical device: it has efficiency: 30 devices with 90% eff. each would be = 0.9*30= 27% efficient. Maybe it does not work like that in aero :?:
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Re: BMW - dramatic nose change!

Post by modbaraban » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:17 pm

Belatti wrote:What would happen if you design a "cleaner" car and let downforce be generated by wings? Please somebody explain me :!:
The way I understand it:

most of these 'extras' are used to direct the air to the places where they need it most (underbody, wings, cooling). And the wings aren't really located where the teams would want, but rather where the regulations permit.

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Re: BMW - dramatic nose change!

Post by allan » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:50 pm

it looks cool... but too "wingy" :D
and i thought the f2008 was wingy!!!!! the car looked much more simple when it was launched last week...

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Re: BMW - dramatic nose change!

Post by PNSD » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:50 pm

warn us before you put pornography on the forum. i just nearly did something wrong after seeing that car.

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Re: BMW - dramatic nose change!

Post by bhall » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:15 pm

Those wings must not do too much. Heidfeld was slower in the F1.08 today than Asmer in the F1.07.

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Re: BMW - dramatic nose change!

Post by megz » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:33 pm

This is about the 4th time that an idea I've been toying with when drawing F1 cars has popped up in reality!

1st Ferrari had a w profile in its rear wing
2nd Red Bull rear wing cut out
3rd BMW Sauber T-Wings=Mid wings
4th these new wings

Mine were quite a bit more agressive I'll try find a picture to post

This is REALLY crazy!

BTW I like the wings.