2012 F1 Car Launch Thread

Posted by EC83 
Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 05, 2012 09:21PM
Posted by: marcl
Looks like Marussia are just using last years tub as well.
Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 05, 2012 09:48PM
Posted by: truecrysis
Well it looks really nice? So basically the worst two cars on the grid are two of the nicest looking. Pity that really...


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Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 05, 2012 10:48PM
Posted by: Anonymous User
WTF are these teams up to? How can they spend all winter, taking LONGER than all of the other teams, failing crash tests only to emerge with a butchered version of what is in one case a three year old car. Caterham have put them to shame.
Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 05, 2012 11:05PM
Posted by: Incident 2k9
I don't think the tubs are the same. The HRT's got a much tighter arse than last year and by the looks of things, a higher bulkhead resulting in a higher nose (the front wing looks alarmingly similar though). The Marussia car also looks pretty tight at the back, and has a different frontal area.

MVR-02


MR-01


and for the HRT cars...

F111


F112




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Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 06, 2012 12:24AM
Posted by: IWE
HRT will have their 3rd season with one and same car and they still beat Virgin-Marussia mess easily. ;)


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Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 06, 2012 10:04AM
Posted by: Aqualyx
Is it just me or is that HRT livery a copy of the sauber from last year or the year before that?
Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 06, 2012 10:40AM
Posted by: J i m
Both HRT & Marusia remind me of those teams came and went in the late 80s early 90s with no one really noticing that they'd been there.

The on the HRT the only visible change apart from the livery which is the biggest change is a very slight change to the undercut of the side pods ad an equally small change to the nonecone apart from that it's still essentially the 2010 Dallara. No wonder why they had such trouble passing crash tests the car was basically designed around three year old tests.

The Marusia on very first glance also looks the same, closer observation reveals slight changes to the roll-hoop/air intake and he side pods. Perhaps the biggest change is the monocoque itself, visibly lower cockpit so it's definitely new. Still.. Very early 90s small team style of preparedness though. It's a shame because CFD gimmick aside this team looked exciting ahead of it's debut in 2010 but it's steadily looked more puzzling with each passing race. If they finish behind HRT again it'll truly be a shambles and at this stage there's a big chance of that happening.. A new car with zilch testing could have all manner of reliability problems.. since the HRT is basically the very same car you might expect it to prove ultimately more reliable and be more likely to pick up the freak attrition race result.

Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 06, 2012 01:57PM
Posted by: SchueyFan
I do like the HRT livery, apart from the hideous inside rear wing endplate.





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Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 06, 2012 04:55PM
Posted by: J i m
BREAKING: Marusia have passed the crash tests. (Timo Glock will be simply delighted).

Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 06, 2012 05:46PM
Posted by: danm
NEWS EXTRA!

Trulli is happy with the 2012 Lotus Power Steering!

Oh wait...


Jenson drives it like he owns it; Lewis drives it like he stole it
Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 06, 2012 06:03PM
Posted by: Incident 2k9
Alguersuari has a slot...as an analyst alongside James Allen for 5Live coverage.

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Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 06, 2012 06:11PM
Posted by: danm
5live for me, forgot Allen was back. I miss him.


Jenson drives it like he owns it; Lewis drives it like he stole it
Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 06, 2012 06:31PM
Posted by: mitadumapaga
if you leave his acting as incompetent and murray-like questions and misatkes, I'd say Allen is one of the best commentator in terms of keeping the dynamic during the whole race. Something I cant say for coulthard or legard. Brunde is good in it though. Especially when he makes retrospects to what "things used to be". too bad he went to sky. I ll be itnerested to see how his ancessedor is replacer does.



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Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 06, 2012 07:39PM
Posted by: Anonymous User
Bleeeeeeeeeeeeeurgh. Still not got my coverage situation sorted out.
Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 07, 2012 07:04PM
Posted by: Anonymous User
Errr....?



Just when the Ferrari couldn't look any worse.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/07/2012 07:05PM by loque.
Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 07, 2012 08:13PM
Posted by: J i m
Lmao! What's supposed to be? Modern representation of the thinwall special?

Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 07, 2012 08:21PM
Posted by: Incident 2k9
Maria de Villota confirmed as Marussia reserve/test/3rd/spare driver.

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Did not see that coming...however I did consider her a contender for the 2nd HRT seat.



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Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 07, 2012 08:55PM
Posted by: Anonymous User
I found it on a random forum somewhere. I presumed it was an edit but people were banging on about a non-smoking day test livery or someshit. I think it looks like a snot.
Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 07, 2012 10:25PM
Posted by: J i m
Nahh that's an edit almost for sure. Non smoking livery pffft... There's no longer any Marlboro logos on the car anyway.

Re: 2012 F1 Car Launch Thread
Date: March 08, 2012 03:57AM
Posted by: EC83
It would be ironic if they made a "non smoking" livery that looks like smoker's cough phlegm.
It also reminds me of the green variety of ketchup.



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