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Interesting McLaren tech…

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/112341

Wouldn't it be a pisser if this was the 2014 equivalent of Brawn's double diffuser that carried Button to the WC.

I always have a tough time understanding these things based on the photos, but they may well be on to something. I wonder is this was something Paddy Lowe was working on before he left for Merc, and if so, are Marc in a position to respond quickly if this is a true advancement?
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Interesting McLaren tech…

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/112341

Wouldn't it be a pisser if this was the 2014 equivalent of Brawn's double diffuser that carried Button to the WC.

I always have a tough time understanding these things based on the photos, but they may well be on to something. I wonder is this was something Paddy Lowe was working on before he left for Merc, and if so, are Marc in a position to respond quickly if this is a true advancement?
VERY INTERESTING!eek.gif

With the era of the Blown Diffuser a thing of the past, this could very well be a killer idea.
IF it works, of course.

McLaren did have to do something after last year.

If Paddy Lowe designed it, we could see it on the MBs sometime soon.

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Pretty cool tech that McLaren is messing with!

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Lotus was spending a boatload of time and money on that passive DRS system at the end of the year. Wonder if they will have something like that this year.
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Interesting McLaren tech…

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/112341

Wouldn't it be a pisser if this was the 2014 equivalent of Brawn's double diffuser that carried Button to the WC.

I always have a tough time understanding these things based on the photos, but they may well be on to something. I wonder is this was something Paddy Lowe was working on before he left for Merc, and if so, are Marc in a position to respond quickly if this is a true advancement?
Ferrari will see it,not be able to copy it ,protest it and it will be gone.
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Ferrari will see it,not be able to copy it ,protest it and it will be gone.
It's funny how things like that work in F1.wink.gif

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Now you guys have gone and done it….Bond's going to be all over you for comments like that. :-)
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I was going to ask if other teams cry foul about this particular mod.tongue.gif

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Dick noses to be investigated. :-)

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/112376

OK, that's not really the headline, but it would be if "I" wrote the story. :-)

I claim zero knowledge of aerodynamics, but looking at the photo of the Caterham accompanying the article, it would seem that the step between the "normal" part of the nose and the point where the fake male member attaches would function as an air brake. It would love top see wind tunnel footage of the testing of that nose.

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I was going to ask if other teams cry foul about this particular mod.tongue.gif

No doubt that there is always a lot of whispering into Charlie Whiting's ear when a team sees something that they think is an advantage that THEY have not thought of first.
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Everybody here needs to see 1,rented it last night and will definitely purchase it and Rush.
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I claim zero knowledge of aerodynamics, but looking at the photo of the Caterham accompanying the article, it would seem that the step between the "normal" part of the nose and the point where the fake male member attaches would function as an air brake. It would love top see wind tunnel footage of the testing of that nose.


It looks like it is supposed to channel air down under the car for aero purposes. An air brake goes more vertical to create lots of drag/braking.
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I claim zero knowledge of aerodynamics, but looking at the photo of the Caterham accompanying the article, it would seem that the step between the "normal" part of the nose and the point where the fake male member attaches would function as an air brake. It would love top see wind tunnel footage of the testing of that nose.

Without a doubt, that is the strangest.

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Nonetheless, there has been other weird noses before:


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As fugly as some of the old cars have been, what separates them from today's dogs is the "one piece" look. The cars now have so many different pieces tacked on they look like a gaudy Christmas tree. IMO
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The teams have learned a lot more about aerodynamics than the boys of old.
This is likely to be understatement of the year.
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Here is the new, ultimate Jag:



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For those who don't have an $175k lying around, you could always go for this Jag:



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Some cool pics and tech stuff. http://www.f1technical.net/
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