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107SS2009

November 22, 2014 7:03 PM

F1 » Smaller F1 teams expect action following crunch meeting


mytyresaregoingoff: I am really torn over this one. On one hand I see a need for the "lesser" teams both in terms of developing young talent and giving us lower order battles on the track. I am also very aware that I spend most of my time watching/following/reading about the top teams and to be honest I do not like to see cars lapping 3 or 4 seconds off the pace and causing problems when being lapped. So there is a need to keep the top teams and they are being paid for it but not enough scraps are falling from the table. How do you square this circle?
By getting rid of BE and CVC.

107SS2009

November 23, 2014 4:08 AM

F1 » F1: Red Bull excluded from qualifying


Greg Campbell1:
You are in urgent need to read and understand the rules.
Engineering reality: EVERYTHING FLEXES! Building 'rigid' components is physically impossible. The only sensible way to regulate the situation is to have stated specifications for X deflection of component Y at load Z. Everything else is subjective nonsense. I have a real hard time believing the rumor that this widget was mounted on a leaf spring. That's crude and obvious, and sounds like amateur hour-engineering, which RB does not (need to) do.
If you read and understand the rules you will find the X, Y AND Z YOU TALKING ABOUT.

107SS2009

November 22, 2014 6:51 PM

F1 » F1: Red Bull excluded from qualifying


Although today in qualifying the right side endplate on one of the bulls have been seen digging into the tarmac this disqualification came as a total surprise to me having been seeing the amount of front wing flexing at the endplates on the WO5’S all season, both RBR cars must of course have failed the front wing weight test while the mclaren with a RBR copy of the front wing must have passed the test as did the WO5’S.

107SS2009

November 22, 2014 9:35 PM

F1 » F1: Red Bull excluded from qualifying


Greg Campbell1: This is BS. Everything on all the cars is 'designed to flex' to a degree, and all the top teams take care to insure that the right bits flex the right way when loaded. I'm assuming the steward somehow found this flappy bit to be extra flexible, but that's entirely a judgement call. Unless there's a stated specification in the books, a warning, and clear statement of allowable motion, would be the proper course of action. To DQ the team from Q smacks of the political BS that so poisons EffWun.
You are in urgent need to read and understand the rules.

107SS2009

November 22, 2014 9:40 PM

F1 » F1: Red Bull excluded from qualifying


BushTurkey: "some rumours suggest that an element of the front wing was mounted on a rubber clad leaf spring allowing the element to flex downwards at high speed and thus reducing drag." Rather more blatant than the inbuilt flex of carbon fibre parts.
If the rumours you quoting are true that is a very serious accusation which if proven will result in much more than disqualification from qualifying time.

107SS2009

November 22, 2014 9:57 PM

F1 » F1: Red Bull excluded from qualifying


When the stewards said “it was designed to flex they were correct (no telling point there), as there cannot be any mistake in material or workmanship as a team is responsible to ensure the car complies with the rules. Both cars were checked and both cars failed the front wing load test, and RBR accepted the steward’s decision. They will start from the back of the grid but first they will have to rectify their front wing flex.

107SS2009

November 22, 2014 6:35 PM

F1 » Rosberg takes crucial Abu Dhabi pole


Car setup is down to driver preference, the differences between qualifying and race setup as regards the weight of the car is the same for all drivers, there are many things that will affect car setup including the driver preference for brake material (see my other post in answer to Hunterman re the effect of preferred brake material on both tyre management and setup due to different cooling requirements).

107SS2009

November 22, 2014 3:54 PM

F1 » Rosberg takes crucial Abu Dhabi pole


In 2013 (WO4) Lulu convinced Mercedes to switch to Carbone Industrie (CI) discs and pads. On the WO5 design both Brembo and CI can be used, including a combination of both front and rear, it is down to driver preference. At the start of the season both drivers were using CI material, in Germany Lulu opted for Brembo at the front while Rosberg stuck to CI. The cooling requirements are different from one make to the other, and also have different effects on tyre temperatures (heat through the rim.


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