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1st August 2016, 22:06 at 10:06 pm #326414
Seeing those wets it raises the question whether it is usable or not by F1. We can already see a huge spray behind him. And with added downforce and larger tyres next year, we can assume that full wet tyres will clear even more water than now… I am pretty sure they will always lead to visibility issues and are not meant to be used.
We have that trend for some year where F1 is running fine on inters but can’t run well on wets or it raises safety concerns and should be changed to inter after a few laps.28th July 2016, 15:07 at 3:07 pm #325826
@andae23 Indeed bad memory from my part, lift is less effective per surface unit for a biplane than a single plane but the total lift is greater because of the augmentation of the surface at equal span which I thought might present an interest. But it seems it was not what they were after anyway…
It’s quite a nice addition, at least it doesn’t seem to have two large bulk hanging on both side of the front wing and it’s a more homogeneous entity.25th July 2016, 12:55 at 12:55 pm #325630
@andae23 Very similar to the design for roborace cars where they aim to generate the most part of downforce from ‘the floor and active bodyparts’ to quote them.
The only option I could see is making both cars (Formula E et roborace’s cars) look alike and exploiting and eventual ‘bi-plane effect’. You have in a simple way twice the surface to generate downforce and the surface is more effective by being duplicated.8th March 2016, 10:35 at 10:35 am #314792
I guess the link you are referring to is the following one
While I like the technology, it’s still hard to use and really benefit from it. It’s interesting to play a given sequence and watch different angles but we feel like we miss some bits when playing around with the camera.
And there are still some glitches, head shapes of the drivers are quite funny, and some stitching is missing, but for early days that’s great. We can imagine that soon we could have access to 360° camera view from any car, that would be awesome and Formula E is probably the best platform for that (or Roborace).24th February 2016, 7:31 at 7:31 am #312971
As previously said, it is planned as support race for Formula E. Search for Roborace for more on the subject, first race is planned for Formula E 2016-2017 season, not this far away.
As I understand it it won’t be remotely controlled but only through AI and algorithms which is more relevant for future application on road cars. In addition, it can be good for the show as it can be extreme machinery and get rid of the safety aspect (at least for drivers, not for spectators). In my opinion this is a totally different sport to F1 but can be interesting and won’t be more different of Formula E than rally cross is…24th February 2016, 7:30 at 7:30 am #312970
@dragoll as previously said, it is planned as support race for Formula E. Search for Roborace for more on the subject, first race is planned for Formula E 2016-2017 season, not this far away.
As I understand it it won’t be remotely controlled but only through AI and algorithms which is more relevant for future application on road cars. In addition, it can be good for the show as it can be extreme machinery and get rid of the safety aspect (at least for drivers, not for spectators). In my opinion this is a totally different sport to F1 but can be interesting and won’t be more different of Formula E than rally cross is…15th February 2016, 12:04 at 12:04 pm #312339
@atticus-2 every F1 fan should be used by such tweak now. Nothing was written in the rules of the survey that you should reach 100% for completion. They cut it to less than 50% to grant the least points as possible.24th December 2015, 9:25 at 9:25 am #310781
Belgium – Stoffel Vandoorne and Jerome D’Ambrosio
Reserve Driver – Maxime Martin
We’d prefer to send our Vanthoor rather than the FE man.
Bertrand Baguette would be a good pick as well. Belgium could well fight for 3rd spot alongside France, Australia, Spian, Finland, Netherlands and Denmark on a good day.5th January 2014, 15:54 at 3:54 pm #247900
On the same note as @jamiefranklinf1, I will pick according to which driver line “I would prefer to have” which is quite different to the association of the best 2 drivers.
1) RedBull : Having Vettel as a well known quantity and WDC material is a huge advantage and if the car is once again capable, Ricciardo can bring the remaining points to have yet another double WDC/WCC.
2) Mercedes : Probably having 2 of the best 3 qualifiers of the moment (Vettel being the 3rd) and drivers capable of winning without having any tension within the team. Surely a line up worth having.
3) McLaren : This will probably surprise many but having a assurance with Button and a risk/reward situation with Magnussen is something we should see more frequently in F1 and can bring good results. At worst, Button is there to take advantage of a capable car (suiting him). So the place is purely on interest and a line up a would love to have.
4) ForceIndia : Hulkenberg has now proven himself and could justify this position by his own presence. Perez is indeed a nice addition and give them a superb line up.
5) Williams : Not sure massa has still got what it takes, but Bottas seems to emerge nicely and as a line up we have knowledge and skills, could be nice to develop a car around such line up.
6) Lotus : Grosjean have shown promising performance. While I can’t bare Maldonado, I have to admit he could bring some serious points if the car is capable.
7) Ferrari : I know that’s low for ferrari considering they have 2 world champions but Alonso has never taken well to have a competitive team mate and kimi is who he is. They will be no favor and that could be a destructive pairing more than anything else. Can bring victories but at which cost ? Definitly not a pairing I would want.
8) Marussia : Because of Bianchi, he is worth beter than that and would chose him over any of the remaining drivers. He did very well and surprised he didn’t get a beter seat.
9-10) ToroRosso – Sauber : Both on the same level, quite unappealing pairings
Not classified : Caterham : can move up depending on which drivers they chose, Vandoorne or Frijns would be picks enough to justify to jump over ToroRosso and Sauber at least for the prospect they bring.23rd December 2013, 14:50 at 2:50 pm #247501
Another solution would be to award double point at every race since they are equally important … Oh wait that wouldn’t change anything at the ranking except someone could break Vettel record for scoring the most points during a season19th December 2013, 15:18 at 3:18 pm #247625
Indeed, would have been a big joke to have that kind of surprise at the first race … Probably a no race at all. What will they do for the testing ? Still conduct it as planned but limiting speed ?16th December 2013, 13:56 at 1:56 pm #246904
@kingshark Indeed Mercedes seems so confident and what’s they are requesting or presenting putt them high in the order. Can’t putt them anywhere else than at the top …
@vettel1 Good mention about electrics. Next year’s car will probably host much more electric device and managing than previously and the best team to take advantage of that is probably McLaren (and next in line Mercedes) with their huge knowledge in the matter. However I have not yet heard what is left to the team concerning ERS and that could play a part for McLaren and a bit against RedBull.
For the rest, general feeling is that Lotus will drop a bit but not that much, they still exploited people without paying them for this year and probably having a good basis for next year.
I expect RedBull to start not that strong but coming back to the lead through the year thanks to big development.
I hope ForceIndia will catch up to Lotus.
No real position for the rest, if I had to give an order, that would be (at the start of the season) :
Mercedes, McLaren, Ferrari, RedBull, Lotus, Force India, Williams, Sauber, Toro Rosso, Caterham and Marussia28th November 2013, 13:46 at 1:46 pm #245719
Looks like that’s it or almost.
Sauber line up could be modified, not sure they will keep Gut or I missed something.
Too bad Bianchi doesn’t get a beter seat, he will do well in a Sauber. Or get rid of Chilton, huge gap between him and Bianchi.
After that, don’t see much that could be different…29th January 2013, 0:04 at 12:04 am #224605
@brazil2007 @fixy Actually if you look at Lotus E21 pics from Keith article (http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2013/01/28/lotus-e21-launch-pictures/) we can see that they have 2 different cars presented. One with intakes above driver’s head and one without (the one seen during live launch).
We can only see that they avoid showing the space where the duct should be from the intake to the rear wing on the car with intakes … So the car shown during launch is probably not the exact one they will race19th September 2012, 11:00 at 11:00 am #210756
At least it’s pure McLaren production and we feel it (unlike the X1 concept car) … Looks great, can’t wait to see more angle of view.