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    McLaren Launch 2010 car

    Post by snowy on Fri Jan 29 2010, 13:39

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    Re: McLaren Launch 2010 car

    Post by Alex Koda on Fri Jan 29 2010, 19:05

    I like this car... looks fast! Twisted Evil
    Didn't see any major changes in the new Ferrari.


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    Re: McLaren Launch 2010 car

    Post by snowy on Fri Jan 29 2010, 19:26

    The Mclaren is starting to remind me of a brick! Compared to last years car it is a lot less curvey and a tad conservative. The fin sort of leaped out at me at first and said "radical!" But when you remove it the car takes on the persona of a bank manager... Suspect


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    Re: McLaren Launch 2010 car

    Post by snowy on Fri Jan 29 2010, 19:28

    Why'd they do what they did? detective

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    The dorsal fin that attaches the top body to the rear wing is very striking – what does it do?

    Tim Goss: “The principal knock-on effect of the larger fuel tank was the repositioning of some of the car’s internals. One of the outcomes of that was a decision to move some of the car’s cooling to sit centrally at the rear of the car.

    “The dorsal fin is partly to accommodate the additional cooling duct and partly a logical development of the high-downforce wing we ran last year at races like Monaco, which feeds air more efficiently to the rear wing upper element. They’re both quite simple solutions, but they’re actually very neat.”
    ...and butt ugly!


    Finally someone agrees with me that refuelling inherently disuades people from overtaking on track! It's taken them a decade and a half to figure out what I knew the instant they introduced it...

    Do you think the banning of refueling and its effect on the car’s tyres and balance will spice up racing in 2010?

    Tim Goss: “It could make the show significantly better, yes. Previously, you knew when everyone was going to stop and refuel, so each team based their strategy decisions on overtaking cars during the pitstops.

    “What’s changed for this year is that we won’t know when people are going to stop. The only thing affecting drivers’ mandatory stops now is that they have to run both the Option and Prime tyre, so the strategy choices will be less predictable and will become a little more complicated. Races could be one or two stints with both early and late stops for tyres.”

    “And it will definitely make the racing more challenging and interesting – and, hopefully, it will promote more on-track overtaking and less overtaking during the pitstops.”


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