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What's the thing protruding from an F3 car?

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    butterdori
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    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/wick_f3euro_hock_2008_470313.jpg

    On the left hand side, reminds me of the jet engine on an MD-83

    What is it for?

    #166173
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    RIISE
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    It controls the air flow to the engine. Basically something that helps prolong the life of the engine.

    #166174
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    Ned Flanders
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    I’ve always wondered that too. However, I think RIISE’s explanation is too boring. It’s clearly a missile launcher, and it’ll be coming to F1 soon if Ecclestone gets his way

    #166175
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    Prisoner Monkeys
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    It’s a cooking wand. For a warlock. It is winning. It is a violent torpedo of truth.

    #166176
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    SamS
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    I thought it was for ultimate Quaser!

    #166177
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    Icthyes
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    I always wondered that too! Personally though I think it’s a device that opens up a subspace window which enables a driver to disappear and re-appear in front of another car, as long as they’re within 3.14159 seconds of each other. It’s known as Bernie’s Ultimate Pi In The Sky Idea.

    #166178
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    AndrewTanner
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    It looks a little daft to be honest.

    #166179
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    ajokay
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    I’ve always wondered. They’ve had those on F3 cars for years. Either way, it looks like it was nicked off one of The Thunderbirds!

    #166180
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    S.J.M
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    Its a miniture jet engine. Rather then take the KERs route of overtaking aids, F3 descided to employ mini Jets to their cars, which offer a 4second boost that can be employed 5 times in the race with unrestricted rules on where it can be used.

    Its quite hazzardus in wet races i hear.

    #166181
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    karan01
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    I think it is where you can safely put your lightsaber but I am no expert

    #166182
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    Ned Flanders
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    Nah Icthyes, it’d be more like 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679821480865132823066470938446095505822317253594081284811174502841027019385211055596446229489549303819644288109756659334461284756482337867831652712019091456485669234603486104543266482133936072602491412737245870066063155881748815209209628292540917153643678925903600113305305488204665213841469519415116094330572703657595919530921861173819326117931051185480744623799627495673518857527248912279381830119491298336733624406566430860213949463952247371907021798609437027705392171762931767523846748184676694051320005681271452635608277857713427577896091736371787214684409012249534301465495853710507922796892589235420199561121290219608640344181598136297747713099605187072113499999983729780499510597317328160963185950244594553469083026425223082533446850352619311881710100031378387528865875332083814206171776691473035982534904287554687311595628638823537875937519577818577805321712268066130019278766111959092164201989 seconds apart, otherwise it wouldn’t work

    #166183
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    RIISE
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    What in the world happened to this thread? =/

    #166184
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    I am leaning towards RIISE’s suggestion… But I remember reading somewhere that every car must have the same sized hole on that “missile” thing so they can’t gain a power advantage over their rivals.

    #166185
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    RIISE
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    http://www.fota.co.uk/car.php

    Click on Engine and Gearbox.

    #166186
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    Victor.
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    Haha Icthyes wins :)

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