Force India VJM03 Mercedes

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

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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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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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Ferarri/BMW Sauber style sidepods???

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

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megz
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The bulges on the shoulders of the sidepods yeah?

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They have been there since launch.

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megz
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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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they are, i believe before they were just slots instead of real ducts
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New nose cone
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New thing at the rear, just over the beam wing
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mith
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That nosecone looks like copy from Renault. Interesting. Until now everyone was copying Red Bull and Brawn.

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MK1 and MK2 in one pic:

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Spencifer_Murphy
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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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Blackout
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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 :
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