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How Much Can CNN Get Wrong About F1 Engines, Physics In One Article?
Jalopnik ^ | 8/12 | Jason Torchinsky

Posted on 08/15/2013 1:15:27 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Edited on 08/15/2013 2:19:50 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

I think CNN must be hiring Amish kids on Rumspringa for its motorsports writers. That's really the only way you could explain the rich, lavish ignorance as demonstrated in this article about turbo engines returning to F1.

The basic facts are there — F1 regulations are calling for a return to turbocharged engines, which will be returning to F1 after 26 years, and that first Renault RS01 back in '77 certainly did have its share of teething issues, and would often dramatically blow its engine, like many of the other early turbocharged cars.

Excerpt, read the rest at jalonik.com


TOPICS: Education; Humor; Sports
KEYWORDS: f1; media; turbos

1 posted on 08/15/2013 1:15:27 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers
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To: Admin Moderator

I forgot to note that the above is an excerpt.


2 posted on 08/15/2013 1:17:21 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I am speechless.


3 posted on 08/15/2013 1:19:50 PM PDT by steve86 (Thank you for your prayers for Margaret!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

F1 flubs...heh, let us all remember global warming...er...climate change...er...carbon pollution.

All reported to you by folks who found high school algebra to be beyond their diminutive abilities.


4 posted on 08/15/2013 1:20:12 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

AND THEY SAY CONSERVATIVES ARE DUMB WHEN IT COMES TO SCIENCE.....

5 posted on 08/15/2013 1:20:53 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers; Chode

CNN is as good at reporting F1 as they are about reporting any other news story.


6 posted on 08/15/2013 1:21:00 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I do not watch CNN but this level of stupidity must break new boundaries.


7 posted on 08/15/2013 1:24:28 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

“Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article contained a number of inaccuracies, for which we apologise. Christina Macfarlane and Rachel Wood, who prepared the television story, were in no way responsible for those inaccuracies. You can watch their report at the top of this article.”

LOL!


8 posted on 08/15/2013 1:24:41 PM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: steve86
"Indeed, throughout the 1980s, the powerful turbo was the F1 engine of choice, able to perform at high altitudes and grip onto steep angles."


9 posted on 08/15/2013 1:25:33 PM PDT by steve86 (Thank you for your prayers for Margaret!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers; null and void

Ya gotta love those Journalistic engineers!

Sounds like their ‘physics’ was enacted by the US Congress.


10 posted on 08/15/2013 1:27:41 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
I'm thinking he did his research from a "Roadrunner" cartoon.
Wile E. Coyote type Acme engine.
11 posted on 08/15/2013 1:27:57 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: wally_bert

>> “but this level of stupidity must break new boundaries” <<

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See! Obama is inspiring America.


12 posted on 08/15/2013 1:29:42 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: GraceG

13 posted on 08/15/2013 1:30:29 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: henkster
CNN is as good at reporting F1 as they are about reporting any other news story.

I actually consider them first choice during breaking international news developments. Fox News is a joke.

This story obviously comes from their domestic retard department.

14 posted on 08/15/2013 1:30:40 PM PDT by steve86 (non politically-correct comment)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I was at Watkins Glen in 1977 when the 1.5 liter Renault turbo was the first and only turbo in the field. It sounded awful compared to the 3.0 liter normally aspirated engines. At the top of the esses where I was sitting it backfired whenever the driver upshifted, which was cause for a lot of derisive laughter from the crowd (this was when drivers moved a shift lever and worked a clutch).

Of course in a few years turbos were dominating F1. They were technological marvels, but nothing ever sounded as good as those naturally aspirated engines, particularly the V12 Matra.


15 posted on 08/15/2013 1:33:37 PM PDT by Stevenc131
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
How Much Can CNN Get Wrong About F1 Engines, Physics In One Article?

All of it. What else would one expect of the Communist News Network?

16 posted on 08/15/2013 1:34:01 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Journalism remains a viable choice for failed education majors.


17 posted on 08/15/2013 1:35:36 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: Chode
Ping

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18 posted on 08/15/2013 1:37:25 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Stevenc131

I dunno... I’ll agree with you on the turbo motors, especially the BMW/Megatron which sounded like it ran on Taco Bell burritos, but as for normally aspirated motors I’m rather partial to the Cosworth DFV.


19 posted on 08/15/2013 1:37:41 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: steve86
I actually consider them first choice during breaking international news developments.

As long as the story is either between, say midnight and 8 am when the editors start to drift in to work, or is a live feed that bypasses the editor/propagandists, CNN does an acceptable job.

20 posted on 08/15/2013 1:38:18 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Let’s feed ‘em the story about the amazing 1,000mpg carburetor!


21 posted on 08/15/2013 1:41:07 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

F1 did not get their money’s worth from this story.


22 posted on 08/15/2013 1:44:27 PM PDT by yawningotter
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Check out the hilarious Chrysler Turbo Encabulator video at the linked site.

It’s also at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MXW0bx_Ooq4


23 posted on 08/15/2013 1:44:49 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

They hire the same sorts of cretins who can’t properly locate Buffalo, NY on a map over at MSNBC.


24 posted on 08/15/2013 1:46:13 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: steve86

“I actually consider them first choice during breaking international news developments. Fox News is a joke”


Yeah like when CNN got the jump and all the goodies on the Benghazi scandal over FOX....Oh Wait!

If I wanted to listen to people who hate the USA I’d listen to Obama and his fellow communist travelers.


25 posted on 08/15/2013 1:48:17 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

No surprise. Based on this, how factual do you think the rest of their reporting is?


26 posted on 08/15/2013 1:50:57 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Oh - “that” F-1.

I thought this was a story about the Saturn V engines.


27 posted on 08/15/2013 1:51:40 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

When he was on Jeopardy, Wolf Blitzer thought Jesus was born in Jerusalem.


28 posted on 08/15/2013 1:51:52 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Wurlitzer

I am talking about live, onsite video coverage and analysis.

Not debate on political talk shows.

No one had that on Benghazi.


29 posted on 08/15/2013 1:54:21 PM PDT by steve86 (non politically-correct comment)
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To: null and void

CNN International — anytime. Even the standard CNN will cut to an international affiliate during non-prime North American hours. Sometime Fox will go to Sky News also which is good, but seems to happen less often.


30 posted on 08/15/2013 1:56:45 PM PDT by steve86 (non politically-correct comment)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Here’s a link to a short, accurate description of the new F1 engines.

http://www.carscoops.com/2013/06/renault-details-2014-f1-16-liter-v6.html

760 horsepower out of less than 100 cubic inches seems pretty amazing to me!


31 posted on 08/15/2013 2:00:35 PM PDT by hlmencken3 (Originalist on the the 'general welfare' clause? No? NOT an originalist!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Thanks for the picture and info at what WAS at the site. CNN has since changed the article with this note at the end

‘Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article contained a number of inaccuracies, for which we apologise. Christina Macfarlane and Rachel Wood, who prepared the television story, were in no way responsible for those inaccuracies. You can watch their report at the top of this article’

I think CNN runs on its own exhaust steam..../s


32 posted on 08/15/2013 2:04:47 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: steve86

“I am talking about live, onsite video coverage and analysis.”


Its their slanted “analysis” AND their spiked stories which brings into question why anyone would believe their coverage.

I’d agree they have more cameras onsite than FOX but their dishonesty renders them useless as journalists.


33 posted on 08/15/2013 2:05:55 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: hlmencken3

According to the article, the engine itself produces 600hp; the rest comes from the KERS.

And as impressive as either figure sounds, back in the original F1 turbo era BMW engines were making as much as 1,500hp in qualifying trim from 1.5L. Of course, with that much boost running through it, the engine was only good for about three laps.


34 posted on 08/15/2013 2:10:28 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: GraceG

Is that a real screen shot? I was watching the NASA feed at work when Columbia was destroyed had no idea that CNN had that as a liner feed


35 posted on 08/15/2013 2:14:30 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
How Much Can CNN Get Wrong About F1 Engines, Physics In One Article?

That's easy to answer. All of it.

36 posted on 08/15/2013 2:22:59 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Wi Too Lo


37 posted on 08/15/2013 2:40:12 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Elle Bee; henkster
ya gotta be kiddin me, how green is my engine? that is breathtakingly stooopid, even for cnn...
38 posted on 08/15/2013 2:44:43 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nifster
I think CNN runs on its own exhaust steam....

LOLOL... there's no need for the /s it's true!!!

39 posted on 08/15/2013 2:49:30 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Someone needs to pass the original article onto BBC’s “Top Gear” and let them roll with it. Given their natural tendency to snub the Yanks and their usual reaction to F1 anyhow, this could very well lead to a true piece of Hunter Thompson Gonzo scream till you die piece.

Just a suggestion, but no matter what I do want to find the original uncorrected article!


40 posted on 08/15/2013 2:51:04 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government governs best when it governs least!)
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To: Stevenc131
i remember it well... ya want on da F1 ping list?
41 posted on 08/15/2013 2:55:06 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Doogle
you'll love it ping...
42 posted on 08/15/2013 2:57:48 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

43 posted on 08/15/2013 3:03:19 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Went to the link for a laugh at the liberal idiots, but they have already sanitized it:

"Editor's note: An earlier version of this article contained a number of inaccuracies, for which we apologise. "

Sounds like the word got out they were being laughed at once again............

44 posted on 08/15/2013 3:15:22 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: hlmencken3

IIRC, at the height of the turbo era for F1 they made 1200HP from a 1.5 liter engine for qualifying and raced with 900HP. The qualifying motors were good for 1 lap only at speed, leaving 1 lap for mild warm up and 1 lap for cool down.

They made sooooo much HP that the fuel was quaintly called “rocket fuel” because it was so exotic to run under so much boost pressure. I think the fuel cost back then (1980’s) was 40 dollars/gallon or so.


45 posted on 08/15/2013 3:30:22 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: Chode
Check it out Chodester, that pic is Rene Arnoux in the maillot Renault. I remember that little Frog.
46 posted on 08/15/2013 4:45:36 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: WayneS

I was crying I was laughing so hard. Kind of like when Obama tries to explain anything except his golf score.


47 posted on 08/15/2013 4:54:37 PM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: doorgunner69
CNN Is So Sorry For Not Knowing What Turbos Are, You Guys
48 posted on 08/15/2013 4:56:47 PM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: West Texas Chuck
yup, i always liked him better than prost...

49 posted on 08/15/2013 5:27:13 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: mykroar

I think it is a masterpiece of techo-babble satire.

I’m trying to find and obtain an actual copy of the video file instead of just a link.


50 posted on 08/16/2013 5:04:34 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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