BMW Sauber F1.09

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BMW Sauber F1.09

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Some teaser videos of the new BMW Sauber
[youtube]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg-3DxNNEKs[/youtube]
[youtube]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=u1s4zZUfn3M[/youtube]
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Oh, no! Those ugly endplates! :roll:

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They may launch with the pre christmas front wing the same as McLaren did.

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That front wing must've worked really well if they're keeping it. However as we've seen the designs are likely to change rapidly.

What are the chances they'll change the front wing dramatically before the Aus GP or have a secondary (And more permanent wing) with them aswell?
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I'll laugh if they just launch the car we saw before xmas

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Diesel wrote:I'll laugh if they just launch the car we saw before xmas
Hahaha,

Looks like your pretty much right!

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Just goes to show how far ahead they are in development.

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Actually there are some differences, but indeed only marginal:
- The sides of the nose cone are now profiled
- Rear wing endplates a further bit more elegant than before
- Still the same front wing with only the upper flap adjustable (like McLaren)
- A less perpendicular sidepod frontal area
- Still the same very basic appendages on the bottom of the nosecone

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This is interesting...
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Man the rule changes did a number on some of the cars. The BMW just doesn't look natural to me at all! The endplates look like plastic storage bins. Those can't possibly work can they? Could the windtunnel really suggest that design?

Is this what they made the wing from?

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I like the back of the car minus the rear wing of course.

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hmm.. interesting.. Have they implemented tiiiiyn shark grills right where the side pod meets the floor?
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They seem to have a lot more in the way of KERS cooling, if thats what the little grille is for in the lower right of that photo?

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looks like it. I like that blue color.

That shape on the side, running the length of the engine cover extending from the driver side protection seems odd though.

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We@sel wrote:Image
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This is interesting...
check these.. it was odd to me too..

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n smikle wrote:
We@sel wrote:Image
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This is interesting...
check these.. it was odd to me too..

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They've shrink air intake on the sidepods and this is some kind of bargeboard that direct air I think.
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