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Old 01-27-2012, 07:37 AM   #631
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Caterham just launched their new car today. Nose looks terrible.

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McLaren launches next Wednesday.
Meh, at least you wont have to see it unless it's being lapped.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:01 AM   #632
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I saw Reubens Barichello was testing an Indycar and may jump over to be a teammate to Tony Kannan this year. I would love to see Reubens over here this year and as a teammate to Kannan would provide plenty of interesting moments.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:07 AM   #633
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McLaren launched their new car yesterday. The MP4-27, is a good looking car and hopefully can provide many race wins.

McLaren MP4-27 launch – first pictures of McLaren’s 2012 F1 car | F1 Fanatic – The Formula 1 Blog

The Ferrari launches tomorrow.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:54 PM   #634
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Pics of the 2012 Force India VJM05, Ferrari F2012, Lotus E20, Sauber C31, and Toro Rosso STR7

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Old 02-07-2012, 10:59 AM   #635
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:15 PM   #636
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Testing is a go. The Macca looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:20 PM   #637
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What's the obsession with the nose that looks pinched at the front? McLaren looks like the only car without one and is the only good looking one of the bunch, imo.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:44 PM   #638
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What's the obsession with the nose that looks pinched at the front? McLaren looks like the only car without one and is the only good looking one of the bunch, imo.
New rules from the FIA which state the the nose needs to be lower. Over the past few seasons the noses have gotten higher, which helps to push more air under the car and aid the rear diffuser.

Problem is in a two car accident where a car hits the side of another car with its nose, the driver could be hit by these high noses.

In order to change this the FIA demands that the nose of the car lower a certain amount in a small space. In order to retain as high of a nose as possible many teams are making the lower part merge into the car with a drastic step.

Here is more info on it: F1 2012: Rules, Designs and Trends | Scarbsf1's Blog
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:27 PM   #639
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Didn't know that. Still relatively new to F1, so all I've seen so far is pictures. I still think McLaren did it right. That drastic drop off just makes it look like the front end is made of Legos.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:42 PM   #640
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I'm new to the pseudo-sport, too. How many points do you get for aesthetics?
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Lewis Hamilton leads a McLaren 1-2 in Australian GP qualifying. I am really surprised how slow the Ferrari's were. Fernando Alonso qualified 12th and Felipe Massa was 17th only advancing to Q2 by .12 seconds, and really only because Kimi Raikkonen didn't switch to the soft tires.
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Lewis Hamilton leads a McLaren 1-2 in Australian GP qualifying. I am really surprised how slow the Ferrari's were. Fernando Alonso qualified 12th and Felipe Massa was 17th only advancing to Q2 by .12 seconds, and really only because Kimi Raikkonen didn't switch to the soft tires.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:00 PM   #643
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Jensen Button dominates the Australian Grand Prix. If it weren't for the safety car coming out Lewis Hamilton, I think would have held off Sebastian Vettel and complete the 1-2 sweep for McLaren. I saw that Christian Horner of Red Bull said that McLaren didn't win the race, that Red Bull lost it. How can he really even believe that when they were behind the McLarens all weekend with the exception of practice 2. He just needs to stop crying and face the fact that they were simply beaten on Sunday.
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McLaren looked very impressive down undah. I DVR'd Malaysia to watch when I got back from my trip and it missed the last half hour because of the rain delay. :/
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McLaren looked very impressive down undah. I DVR'd Malaysia to watch when I got back from my trip and it missed the last half hour because of the rain delay. :/
I won't spoil it.

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