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richard

March 23, 2015 3:24 PM

F1 » Max Yamabiko: Decoding Ferrari’s power unit shift


shamarone: re: "According to senior team members the MGU-H was not able to harvest as much energy as it should have done from the turbocharger and that led to reduced power overall during races" correct, they weren't "driving" the turbo. re: "On top of that the combustion chamber was not as good as it should have been and as a result that has been fully reworked..." ...so as to better "drive" the turbo. re: "Notably the new exhausts feature heat shields and, for much of 2014, the Ferrari used bare metal exhausts which must have cost a notable amount of power..." ...and reduced what was available to "drive" the turbo. see crash, you now have confirmation from none other than FERRARI that what i said was in fact correct.
the only thing i see is that you havent a clue about the f1 pu!

richard

March 23, 2015 11:14 AM

F1 » Williams urges more fan research to develop F1


Seakay: Taz, you are entirely correct with your comment about F1 having become a marketing channel for car manufacturers.
the only car manufacturing company that uses f1 as a marketing channel is mercedes. ferrari have always used f1 as an extension of their car business. macca do not use it as a marketing tool for their few road cars. renault cannot use it as a tool as they have no performance cars to sell. red bull use it as a marketing tool for their brand. williams use it for marketing engineering, lotus have n connection with road cars, etc. the problem is that f1 is used as a brand in its own right, and there lies the problem. the brand has priced itself out of the market.

richard

March 23, 2015 12:49 PM

F1 » Williams urges more fan research to develop F1


rob. you really need to brush up on your history! enzo said that he had NO interest in making cars for customers, but eventually he had to, to keep himself afloat. after he passed away, and fia were in control, things changed and ferrari was funded from private car sales. (fiat). but ferrari does not currently sell cars based on f1. the cars sell purely on their name and historical connections. ferrar do not need f1 to continue selling their cars. on the other hand, merc rely heavily on f1 as they are trying to make their cars more acceptable to younger drivers, and the only way to do this is through their f1 success.

richard

March 23, 2015 3:22 PM

F1 » Williams urges more fan research to develop F1


aeolus: I thought it referenced use of a fan to supply down force as per Jim Hall's CanAm 2j "sucker" car. I saw it in action at Watkins Glen with Jackie Stewart at the wheel. Jackie blasted off and left Bruce and Denny in the dust. It was amazing. Unfortunately it didn't last long as the Lexan skirts failed.
a fan car was used in f1. check out the bt48. and it wasnt banned, nor did it have any problem with skirts. in fact, it was bernie (then owner of brabham) who decided that (oddly enough) it had too much downforce and it was not in the interest of f1 to proceed with it !!!!!!!!!!!

richard

March 22, 2015 9:02 AM

F1 » German Grand Prix officially cancelled


theeagle: Bernie saw to this and to ensure that foreign tracks (outside Europe) can get the races they are so desperate to stage. Only confusing and baffling issue is why Germany of all places (in Europe). Germany bailed out (Banks) Ireland, Greece, Spain etc, why cant they stage their own GP?
germany did not bail out the banks. the ecb and imf LENT money until the countries sorted themselves out.


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