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F1 - GP (General Purpose)
Chode ^ | 8/5/2009 | Chode

Posted on 08/05/2009 7:57:45 PM PDT by Chode

This will be a general purpose thread for F1 news and pings that really don't require a thread of their own.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: f1; formulaone; grandprix
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To: Chode

You don’t see Prost out there after his fellow Frenchman Alesi has eated shat, laying there on the tarmac with his legs all twisted up after he tore his car into little pieces.

I’d pay a million bux to watch Senna and Prost in a cage match, my money is on the Brazilian. He’d pull the frog’s arms off and stuff them up his big Gallic nostrils.

But I’m not bitter ;)


881 posted on 03/12/2012 9:19:28 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

OK, I’m a dumbass, the crashed racer I refer to was Martin Donnely, not Alesi.

My bad.


882 posted on 03/12/2012 9:34:45 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: Chode

You can download Senna on Netflix.


883 posted on 03/12/2012 9:35:24 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr
you can download it from the link too...
884 posted on 03/13/2012 5:04:13 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: West Texas Chuck; Chode

I saw it in the theater last year. Excellent movie on the big screen, even if some of the film quality is a bit “grainy.” And I had the same impression of Prost.


885 posted on 03/13/2012 5:37:52 AM PDT by henkster (Andrew Breitbart would not have apologized.)
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To: henkster
would of loved to see in on the big screen...
886 posted on 03/13/2012 2:49:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
Check out the W-Duct

http://www.caranddriverthef1.com/formula1/articulos/2012/02/19/50225-aerodynamic-w-duct-un-triple-f-duct-delantero-automatico

887 posted on 03/13/2012 3:17:26 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: Lockbox
i wonder what it will do in a hard crosswind?
888 posted on 03/13/2012 4:03:54 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
i wonder what it will do in a hard crosswind?

We'll give it a round of wedge and two turns up on the trackbar. ;- )

889 posted on 03/13/2012 4:11:08 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Chode

Good one, but do we tell Massa?


890 posted on 03/13/2012 4:48:04 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: Chode
Good one, but do we tell Massa?

The real answer is apparent wind

891 posted on 03/13/2012 4:50:12 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: nascarnation
tooo funny...
892 posted on 03/13/2012 5:14:50 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Actually I just saw the thread come alive and wanted to stop by and bump one of FR’s most esoteric outposts.

Enjoy the season!


893 posted on 03/13/2012 5:17:17 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Lockbox
that too, but i was thinking more about wing loading while moving in a straight line when the wind cuts across the nose at say a 45degree angle, will it cause the wing to think the cart is turning and load accordingly???
894 posted on 03/13/2012 5:19:06 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: nascarnation
with SIX world champions on the track at the same time, this, should be one hell of a season...

p.s. i just bought a 2012 Elantra work car that is keeping 40mpg

895 posted on 03/13/2012 5:27:07 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Looking at the new rules, I see they have learned about the “wave around”.

“Before the safety car returns to the pits all lapped cars will be allowed to unlap themselves and then join the back of the pack, ensuring a clean re-start without slower cars impeding those racing for the leading positions.”


896 posted on 03/13/2012 5:35:59 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation
the lucky dog club...
897 posted on 03/13/2012 5:45:27 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
The speed of the car, the wind angle and speed factor into the effect. On a W-Duct the transition is 1 degree. I think the high speed of the car would over come all but very high speed winds.

But this web site has the calculation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apparent_wind

898 posted on 03/13/2012 6:44:20 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: Lockbox
i understand apparent wind, i guess i just thought with a 1deg transition a cross wind would make more of a difference
899 posted on 03/13/2012 6:59:56 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode; atc23; Bad~Rodeo; Betis70; bobby.223; bobt7818; BreezyDog; brf1; briankk; cld51860; ...
Red Bull against FIA intervention in cost control talks

Horner said he had not seen the letter or been asked to sign it but added that he believed the RRA had "fundamental flaws within it" - specifically that it is too easy for teams that are subsidiaries of car manufacturers, such as Ferrari, Mercedes and McLaren, to hide work actually being done for F1 within the road-car department.

Several of the smaller teams in F1 are known to be struggling to make ends meet, and Horner believes allowing them to buy year-old cars from the leading teams would help them survive.

This has long met resistance from other teams, who believe F1 teams should make their own cars, currently a requirement.

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has recently been pushing the idea of allowing so-called 'customer cars'.

Horner said: "[The customer car] eradicates your R&D costs and you effectively would acquire a rolling chassis or the basis of a chassis, which would be an awful lot more competitive than where some of those teams are."

900 posted on 03/19/2012 4:01:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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