2017 tyre testing cars

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Vettel has decided to name next year's car Kim Kardashian.

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Just_a_fan wrote:
f1316 wrote: I don't see the skirts on the Red Bull - where are you seeing them?
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Co8r-hrWcAA0Ia0.jpg:large
The skirts are not touching the ground like the Ferrari ones did but they are visible here as a curtain from the floor. Beam wing also visible.

In the rear vies, RedBull have added a much large additional flap on the diffuser to replace the usual little version they all run these days.
Ok, think I see what you mean. Thought it was a shadow since I couldn't see on another pic.

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Amazing how little a modifield RB11 and a current RB12 differs. I can visually only make out the raised cockpit sides on RB12 (obviously ignoring the beam wing, skirts and diffuser changes). 2017 will be epic with these tyres though! Let's just hope the testing brings us a good race tyre!

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TAG wrote:Vettel has decided to name next year's car Kim Kardashian.
Won't be the first time a Kim Kardashian is manhandled on camera.

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I have nothing technical to add at all, but just looking at these mules I feel 2017 cannot come soon enough.
Forza Jules

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bhall II wrote:Given the manner in which each team has chosen to simulate 2017 downforce levels, the aero gap between Ferrari and Red Bull is clearly massive.

Ferrari showed up with a barn door attached to the back of its car; Red Bull runs less wing.

http://i.imgur.com/WG7nVnd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/E8PEOvM.jpg
However they've added a very large Beam wing to the Monkey seat to simulate the wider rear wing for next year.
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Nathanael F1 wrote:
Thunders wrote:No it is not. Well maybe the height but that would be about it. :mrgreen:
Won't 2017 cars have lower rear wings? I should think the only thing legal about this is the width at the top section.
A little late but WaikeCU asked for 2016 Spec, not 2017.
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TAG wrote:Vettel has decided to name next year's car Kim Kardashian.

http://www.gotceleb.com/wp-content/uplo ... 00x420.jpg
He is hoping to have a car with much more rear downforce, right? :D

Now seriously, no comments from the drivers? perhaps they are not allowed to give a public opinion because they are not the definitive tyres.

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Somehow we are not able to appreciate the wide track car
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f1316 wrote: I don't see the skirts on the Red Bull - where are you seeing them?
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Regarding the front wings, do you think are they going to stay with the outwash philosophy? It kind of looks like it is going to be more difficult to achieve on the 2017 spec cars because of the wider tires.

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Godius wrote:Regarding the front wings, do you think are they going to stay with the outwash philosophy? It kind of looks like it is going to be more difficult to achieve on the 2017 spec cars because of the wider tires.
Yes they will.
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Godius wrote:Regarding the front wings, do you think are they going to stay with the outwash philosophy? It kind of looks like it is going to be more difficult to achieve on the 2017 spec cars because of the wider tires.
The front wing is becoming wider as well with 1.8m compared to 1.65m now

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Just_a_fan wrote:
atlantis wrote:

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-isMZ2JLCYco/ ... 397861.jpg


Different treads on the tires between left and right?!
They appear to be directional tyres but they aren't mounted directionally. Strange.
Strange indeed, never saw doing that before.

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atlantis wrote:
Just_a_fan wrote:
atlantis wrote:

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-isMZ2JLCYco/ ... 397861.jpg


Different treads on the tires between left and right?!
They appear to be directional tyres but they aren't mounted directionally. Strange.
Strange indeed, never saw doing that before.
Prob just a system check lap on some left over tires. Guess the prototypes are so rare, for non-testing/data laps (on low speed) anything will do