Lotus E23 Mercedes

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roadie wrote:This is a neat looking car other than the additional inlets in the roll hoop area. I think the sidepod packaging looks similar to last year's Williams.
The overall shape is very similar but they don't have the doublefloor...

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2015 Winter testing | Session 3, Day 1 - Circuit de Catalunya, Spain (26.02.2015)

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"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985

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2015 Winter testing | Session 3, Day 1 - Circuit de Catalunya, Spain (26.02.2015)

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"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985

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New monkey seat

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stefan_ wrote:2015 Winter testing | Session 3, Day 1 - Circuit de Catalunya, Spain (26.02.2015)
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Are those blue stickers strain gauges?
Where are their wires?

cheers Stefan

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No they're temperature gauges. They change colour and indicate the temperature experienced by the component. They'll be checking temperature caused by the cooling airflow coming from the sidepods.

Edit: Something like this: http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/temperatu ... s/0555415/
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Just_a_fan wrote:No they're temperature gauges. They change colour and indicate the temperature experienced by the component. They'll be checking temperature caused by the cooling airflow coming from the sidepods.

Edit: Something like this: http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/temperatu ... s/0555415/
Thanks!

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"And if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you're no longer a racing driver..." Ayrton Senna

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2015 Winter testing | Session 3, Day 3 - Circuit de Catalunya, Spain (28.02.2015)

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"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985

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Good evening,
my name is Guillaume (William in english), I'm French so I want to apologize in advance for my language errors.
In the photos posted by Stefan we can see that the central manifold is covered of Skotch. They will surely change this part of the engine cover in Australia.

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Nice spy shot from Lawrence Butcher @motorsportech
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Air to air intercooling as with the customer teams in 2014...
Strange.. Didn't expect that for 2105. Air to air is more efficient but since there is no cooling reservior there can be momentary temperature swings in slow speed turns. It seems an interesting trade off against air to water intercooling.
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Could the air to air unit be enough lighter to off set the temperature swing , as that is a good ways up from the floor?

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