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March 31, 2014 9:25 PM

F1 » Ricciardo hit with 10 place grid penalty

I know its a bit late in the thread.... I was under the impression that a 4 light, overhead gantry was going to hi light the wheel nut torque, via a strain gauge in the gun socket, to prevent an unsafe release. Caterham were looking into that 15 months ago! No car would be released unless All 4 lights were green. The lollipop was still in place with the final 'say' and the discretion of chief bolt. This was all going to be big enough for TV to see in the pit lane! These boys practise pitstops all the time, literally. Obviously a bit more haste and a bit less speed if its so difficult!


March 08, 2014 9:58 PM

F1 » Williams to honour Senna anniversary

I think the situation that Richard was talking about at the corner at Imola was not with Brundle, Think it was Berger. He found it ironic that they had the discussion about not being able to move the barriers back any further because the land "fell away" from the circuit, like a big ditch" and that was where he would meet his peril. I remember standing in the garage opening at the start and seeing Pedro Lamy hit Lehtos Benneton just off centre and sending a massive amount of debris into the grandstand. Some landed on the grandstand roof around cameramen. People were injured from that. Then Sennas shunt. Then the restart. An unlucky "early" release of Alboretos Arrows saw a RH rear wheel launch itself down the pit lane, firstly through Ferraris pit area taking maybe 3 mechanics "out" and then on to Lotus's pit. That took out the rear jackman with a blow to the head. That meetings series of consequences from unloading the truck on Wednesday to re-loading it on the Sunday has to be the wo


January 25, 2014 11:42 PM

F1 » Ferrari pulls wraps off F14 T

richard: matt. you don't actually get downforce from under the car, what you get is suction. downforce can be obtained from the upper surfaces so there are different ways to get downward pressure. newey perfected getting the suction from the diffuser und the car. ferrari may jut be taking a different approach to achieve the same result. time will tell!
richard. The underneath of the car is as important as anything else. The floor is flat. Downforce is created by splitting the air at any point on the car and creating a shorter surface above it. That is why copying other teams 'aero' does not necessarily work because they all add up to a final number balanced throughout the car. Just like an aeroplane wing has a longer top surface for lift, a race car has a longer bottom surface area creating downforce. Its a lot more involved, but thats the deal.Think about the F1 cars that have had 1000+bhp. Really simple looking cars with massive 'tunnels'. Huge floor area

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