In the round-up: Reliability has emerged as a major theme of the off-season, with Niki Lauda among many to stress its importance for the upcoming championship.
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Lauda: “Whoever has less failures this year will be world champion.”
“What Lotus has done is to create a mandatory nose tip, in terms of cross section and height, but with just one tusk. It?óÔé¼Ôäós the right hand tusk that achieves this (highlighted yellow). But in order to avoid the twin tusk design being considered as having more than one nose tips, which is explicitly excluded in the rules, the left tusk is shorter as design the front and avoids being in the same plane as the right hand tusk?óÔé¼Ôäós tip.”
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Comment of the day
Dkpioe on one of the interesting technical details on the Ferrari F14 T:
The small sidepods are interesting. Does it mean Ferrari have a great cooling system for their V6? Does it mean they are packaging too tight and will have race failures? Are they risking speed over reliability? Or have they got it absolutely correct?
We will soon find out! With reliability a likely concern for this season, I think this season’s testing times will be really insignificant, unlike the past few years.
From the forum
- The 2014 Daytona 24 Hours was interrupted by a serious crash yesterday and at the time of writing details on the condition of the drivers involved is being awaited
Happy birthday to Stealthman and Weasel Chops!
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Happy birthday to Sergio Perez who turns 24 today.
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