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View Poll Results: Who will be the biggest surprise of the 2013 World Driver's Championship?
Sebastian Vettel 5 4.72%
Mark Webber 2 1.89%
Fernando Alonso 9 8.49%
Felipe Massa 7 6.60%
Kimi Raikkonen 32 30.19%
Romain Grosjean 5 4.72%
Lewis Hamilton 13 12.26%
Nico Rosberg 1 0.94%
Jenson Button 5 4.72%
Sergio Perez 9 8.49%
Nico Hulkenberg 2 1.89%
Esteban Gutierrez 0 0%
Pastor Maldonado 2 1.89%
Valtteri Bottas 0 0%
Jean-Eric Vergne 1 0.94%
Daniel Ricciardo 1 0.94%
Charles Pic 0 0%
Vitaly Petrov 2 1.89%
Timo Glock 2 1.89%
Paul di Resta 1 0.94%
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:15 AM   #326
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The new Sauber looks ****ing SICK. Look at the gap between the radiator inlets and the turning vanes!





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Old 02-02-2013, 12:41 PM   #327
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RBR's car launch is tomorrow!!!! Let's see what the defending champs bring to the table!
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:59 PM   #328
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http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/105375

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The new Sauber C32's aggressive narrow sidepod packaging was inspired by Sergio Perez's accident in qualifying for the 2011 Monaco Grand Prix.

Chief designer Matt Morris revealed at Saturday's launch of Sauber's 2013 Formula 1 car that Perez's side-on impact with the wall at the chicane at just over 60mph made the team realise that it was possible to reduce the width of the sidepods by almost 50 per cent.

Despite such a drastic reduction in the size of the sidepods, Morris is certain the Sauber has not over-reached itself with the design, even though it took a long time to make the packaging possible.

"Checo had quite a bad accident in Monaco a few years ago and when we got the car back and we saw the sidepod all squashed in, we thought 'I wonder if we could do that?'" said Morris.

"The sidepods are a bold move, a bold design, but we are pretty confident.

"One of the huge challenges for us is in packaging all of the radiators and boxes. Like most things in Switzerland, we got it just in time!"

In addition to the aggressively-packaged sidepods, Sauber has also made some major changes to the braking system, which were tested but never raced last year, as well as lightening the chassis.

Other features, particularly at the front end of the car and the exhaust, are evolutions of the 2012 Sauber.

"We have a whole new braking system that we were developing last year," said Morris.

"In terms of the chassis, this is an area we've spent a lot of time and effort on to save weight. We've made some savings without compromising safety.

"The exhaust is not massively different to what we finished with last year, we just further enhanced it.

"The front wing is predominantly a carry-over from last year.

"One of the small regulation changes is an additional legality check on the front wing, so we've had to spend a lot of time changing the structure of the wing to be sure we pass that.

"That's something we spent a lot of time over the winter developing."

Morris added that Sauber planned to experiment with the passive DRS concept during pre-season testing.

"Passive DRS is allowed, so this is an area that we're looking at developing through the course of winter testing," he said.
Now how does reducing the width of the sidepods help in a crash? It seems to me you'd want MORE sidepod to help absorb energy.

Someone post up the Autosport article entitled "Under the skin of the Ferrari F138".
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Now how does reducing the width of the sidepods help in a crash? It seems to me you'd want MORE sidepod to help absorb energy.
I believe they meant that when they saw the car wrecked it gave them the idea for the smaller side pods. As in seeing the car in that condition made them think about possibly making it smaller for performance, not for increased safety.

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Old 02-02-2013, 04:26 PM   #330
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So apparently Mercedes had some Web server issues today for their car reveal. Leading to this:
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FIRST IMAGE: Mercedes join the other 2013 #F1 cars revealed so far pic.twitter.com/AjP6lXHd
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Awwww...you pic is blocked here at work. What does it show?!
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Side views of the new Ferrari, McLaren, Lotus, Sauber, Force India, and an IE "Page not found" error for Mercedes.
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I believe they meant that when they saw the car wrecked it gave them the idea for the smaller side pods. As in see in that condition made them think about possibly making the car smaller not for increased safety.
That's how I read it as well. And it is a damn fine looking car!
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Mercedes has fired Nico Rosberg and hired Manti Te'o, it seems.
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More skinny sidepods... Pushrod front suspension and retained the pullrod rear arrangement. I'm surprised how prominent the Inifinity branding is.
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New Mercedes and STR launches tomorrow!
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I believe they meant that when they saw the car wrecked it gave them the idea for the smaller side pods. As in seeing the car in that condition made them think about possibly making it smaller for performance, not for increased safety.
After a good sleep I agree with your assessment. It's almost as if they say the smashed car and said, "Hey, we should just make it like this to begin with."
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Ted Kravitz (SkyTV F1) tweeted the following pic from inside the Mclaren Technology Centre:



Apparently it's a development nose cone. The pic was removed from his twitter after a short time.

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I'm surprised how prominent the Inifinity branding is.
http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...s-distribution

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When Red Bull Racing debuts its 2013 RB9 chassis, you’ll notice the Infiniti name is featured a bit more prominently than in years past. You’ll also see a new name for the team, as Red Bull Racing becomes Infiniti Red Bull Racing next season.

Infiniti announced its title sponsorship of the team following Sunday’s season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.
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^ beat me to it

Car looks....amazing.

I have started to become a red bull fan seeing this RB9.
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The new Merc. At first glance, I thought it looked almost exactly like the old one!





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Is that the one that got passed in the CLA ad?
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still fugly, and from the looks, still slow
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I really wish Merc would change the livery on the car. It just looks so...boring.

*yawn*
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The new Sauber looks ****ing SICK. Look at the gap between the radiator inlets and the turning vanes!

The car looks much better with the solid grey paint job rather than the white/grey pattern they've run the past couple years.
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I thought all the barge boards and and the extra winglets where outlawed when the rules changed a couple years ago.
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I thought all the barge boards and and the extra winglets where outlawed when the rules changed a couple years ago.
They weren't banned outright, but the rules were modified to force the teams to maintain a minimum radius in certain areas. This, in effect, removed all the "furniture" that was formerly mounted on top of the sidepods. Areas where there's still freedom to design flow modifiers include the underside of the nose box/tea tray, around the engine radiator inlets (including on top), and an area along the longitudinal centerline above the rear crash structure and below the rear wing (the "monkey seat").

* The F-duct was restricted by an addition to the rules which prevents the movement of the driver from influencing the aerodynamics of the car. All teams have since removed the link between the rear wing and engine cover. http://www.formula1.com/news/technical/2011/0/823.html

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:32 PM   #350
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STR8 (pronounced "straight"?!) pics are up.

Looks like a pushrod front suspension, possible Ferrari-esque very straight flow modifiers with long trailing edges under the nose, no large front brake ducts (yet), Mclaren-style Coanda exhaust, pullrod rear suspension, no provision for a rear-wing stall device/monkey seat (yet).





Autosport has better pics.
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