2011 Car Launches Thread

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It certainly looks interesting. A lot of people say ugly, but I kind of like it, it's different.
The exhaust point is something else too...

This season is very interesting so far, hope it keeps the trend!
 

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Tim Goss - we do not intend to test or race the exhaust seen on the car at the launch - FEE fully expected
web ? 04.02.11 13:45
retweeted by @ScarbsF1

Edit: LOL many of the internals on the show car were made in plastic, engine and exhaust included
 
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It certainly looks interesting. A lot of people say ugly, but I kind of like it, it's different.
The exhaust point is something else too...

This season is very interesting so far, hope it keeps the trend!

I don't think that's the exhaust.

according to scarbsF1 it's an outlet for the oil cooler...


The tyres only last for around 10 laps, and making them last longer is quite a challenge.

10 laps?? that's it? they'll spend more time in the pits than on the track!

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/89288
 
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Tim Goss - we do not intend to test or race the exhaust seen on the car at the launch - FEE fully expected
web ? 04.02.11 13:45
retweeted by @ScarbsF1

Edit: LOL many of the internals on the show car were made in plastic, engine and exhaust included

I'm no tech guru, but plastic is probably not the way for 2011 ;)

If I were in charge, I'd present some complete bullshit car with three F-ducts, a front diffuser, and bolt the rear wing on backwards, then watch the message boards around the world explode :p
 

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Those sidepods are horrendously ugly and the rear looks bulky. We'll have to see how it performs on the track. For all we know it could lap the field 3 times come Bahrain.

10 laps?? that's it? they'll spend more time in the pits than on the track!

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/89288

Yes, Pirelli specifically developed their tyres to be less durable than the Bridgestones, to increase the spectacle (more pitstops = better show. Well, according to them anyway...).
 
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10 laps?? wow... I'm all for tyres that don't last for a whole race like last year but 10 laps is a bit ridiculous...
 

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So i'm starting to think the thing under the nose is a pair of massive vortex generators. The question is, where do these vorticies end up... under the car, along the sidepods???
 

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Well prize goes to McLaren for most interesting car so far. Love those sidepods, will be interesting to see if its simply a styling exercise (i.e. making the air go round or over the top is simply 6 of one and half a dozen of the other) or actually has meaningful benefit.

Also, what is the second air box for? I assume its for cooling? did they make the side pods too small and then had to open up somewhere else to get the necessary air in?
 

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Maybe it's because of that shape, but sidepods look quite big. That's surprise after last year.
 

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Its clearly a cooler for the gearbox oil and the exhaust on the rear is the exit for that. In the pic i posted the radiator that air is flowing into can be clearly seen above the gearbox.
 
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