2008 Barcelona Testing - April

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modbaraban wrote: Yes but what about the main plane? "The radical W-wing" lol? It's what Maccas and Ferraris were sporting since last year :wink:
hehe thanks for the back up :D

i read somewhere that BMW also are trying the engine shark fin, but
i can't find any pics of that. it could be a translation error though...
Interviewer: The most exciting moment during the race weekend?
Kimi: I think it's the race start, always.
Interviewer: The most boring?
Kimi: Now.

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it's not as big as redbull one but it's a development there

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I guess BMW took a moderate approach to that fin in order not to
negatively affect their car's sensitive balance/handling

I'm still waiting for that big step forward McLaren were talking
about, they are no doubt going to slip further away from leading
pack unless they bring something new this test.
Interviewer: The most exciting moment during the race weekend?
Kimi: I think it's the race start, always.
Interviewer: The most boring?
Kimi: Now.

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Is it me, or does the rear wing look like it doesn't have endplates?

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they're ensambling it, as you can read in the news section it will make the track tomorrow.

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OK, dumb question:

Ferrari's new nose looks good, but how does it work? That is, it's easy to see where the air goes out, but where does it come in? Is there an opening under the nose we have not seen yet? I believe the new nose takes advantage of the low pressure area under the nose, so I'm guessing there's an opening under the nose that corresponds to the opening on top?

Sorry for the basic question, but I'm with Enzo "Aerodynamics are for peole who can't build good engines" (borrowed from another member's signature)
Enzo Ferrari was a great man. But he was not a good man. -- Phil Hill

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The only evident (so far) difference from current RB4 is that there's no bargeboard-podvane connection. Previously different rear end design now looks identical from this angle.
donskar wrote:OK, dumb question:

Ferrari's new nose looks good, but how does it work? That is, it's easy to see where the air goes out, but where does it come in? Is there an opening under the nose we have not seen yet? I believe the new nose takes advantage of the low pressure area under the nose, so I'm guessing there's an opening under the nose that corresponds to the opening on top?
Yes, ther's an opening under the nose and the airflow coing off the front wing is 'sucked in'. It helps to create more downforce on the front wing and possibly improves the airflow to the airbox and the rear wing.
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Is that a new front wing on the Toyota?

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Bob Brown wrote:Is it me, or does the rear wing look like it doesn't have endplates?

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The rear wing looks so nice without the endplates! What are those enormous endplates for, anyway? Can´t the rear wing be sustained by only those middle pillars? Are that big endplates that necessary in terms of aerodynamics? And sorry for the questions! xp

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Looks like the STR3 is a copy of the RB4 with other paint and chimneys
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wesley123 wrote:Looks like the STR3 is a copy of the RB4 with other paint and chimneys
And you were expecting differently?

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I've read on a french website that Williams were testing sliks since yesterday. However, I haven't seen a single pic of them with slicks. Have I missed it, or is the site out of the game?...

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gerhard wrote:The rear wing looks so nice without the endplates! What are those enormous endplates for, anyway? Can´t the rear wing be sustained by only those middle pillars? Are that big endplates that necessary in terms of aerodynamics? And sorry for the questions! xp
The endplates restrict

the formation of tip vortices, increasing the effective span of the wing. In short, the horizontal shape functions better throughout its length and produces more downforce. There are very well versed aero guys here as well and I'm sure they could elaborate further on this.
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vyselegend wrote:I've read on a french website that Williams were testing sliks since yesterday. However, I haven't seen a single pic of them with slicks. Have I missed it, or is the site out of the game?...
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Beautifull! :P

Thanks!