The 2012 Formula One Season

Posted by madotter 
Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 24, 2012 01:38PM
Posted by: SchueyFan
Apparently Rory Byrne has also had some influence on the design as well.





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Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 24, 2012 04:34PM
Posted by: Ferrari2007
danm Wrote:
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> Alleged sketches of the 2012 Ferrari... lots of
> McLaren and RedBull influences!
>
> Pull rod suspension, dipped sidepods, exploiting
> the safety impact area rules and creating winglets
> in front of the sidepod.
>
> Clever. They must be at make it or break it
> point!
>
> Pull rod was last seen on the 2000 Arrows/Minardi
> from 2001 - coincidently driven by Alonso.
>
> If this pushes Ferrari back up to the top, we
> could very well see low noses once again! Yippee!

What are those horrible winglets in front of the cockpit? Hope they don't become the norm this season



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Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 24, 2012 05:20PM
Posted by: truecrysis
Does anyone know of all the cars reveal dates? So far i can only find 4... Mclaren 1st Feb, Red Bull 6th Feb, Caterham 26th Jan, Marussia 21st Feb. Any others been revealed?

Also i didnt realise the Marussia would be the only team running without KERS this season? Surely that would hurt them in the fight with HRT and possibly Caterham?

+1 to what Dan said too...

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Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 24, 2012 05:40PM
Posted by: Twigster151
truecrysis Wrote:
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> Does anyone know of all the cars reveal dates? So
> far i can only find 4... Mclaren 1st Feb, Red Bull
> 6th Feb, Caterham 26th Jan, Marussia 21st Feb. Any
> others been revealed?

Force India and Ferrari are revealing their cars on the 3rd, Lotus on the 5th and Sauber on the 6th.

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Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 24, 2012 09:10PM
Posted by: Anonymous User
What's a pull-rod suspension?? (Non-mechanical type here)
Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 24, 2012 09:59PM
Posted by: truecrysis
loque Wrote:
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> What's a pull-rod suspension?? (Non-mechanical
> type here)

Dunno if this will help you but it helped me understand: [scarbsf1.wordpress.com]

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Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 24, 2012 10:47PM
Posted by: Anonymous User
It did, thanks. So basically, diagonal bits, lol
Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 26, 2012 01:55AM
Posted by: **Taylor**
Possibly slightly off-topic, but I thought F1 fans would be interested to hear the latest news on Rubens Barrichello...

This is a direct quote from his good friend & Indycar driver, Tony Kanaan's Twitter feed...

"As we couldn't keep a secret anymore @rubarrichello will be testing for us. Very proud he can help @kvracing and myself with his feedback".

Go Rubhino! I hope that he finds a drive somewhere that satisfies his obvious passion for racing, soon.

Although i'm sure that he once promised his wife that he'd never race on an oval... So maybe Indycar is not for him... :-/

Apologies if this is too far off-topic!

Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 26, 2012 04:05AM
Posted by: EC83
Yeah, I've read about this in the last day or so as well, Rubens seemingly with a good chance of going away to race in the USA. I guess if he wants to carry on his career in single seaters and also keep a race seat that'll be the way forward.



Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 26, 2012 10:40AM
Posted by: danm
Pushrod/Pullrod variations basically determine where you mount the suspension from (iirc).

When high noses became the fashion, push-rod was the favoured, because it could be mounted higher up, and everything sat tightly higher up the car, above the driver legs.

New regs mean that the noses are lower (like before), and thus the suspension can be mounted lower down (such as below the drivers legs).

If you mounted a pullrod suspension on a high nose car, the aero would be all over the place and it'd look a mess.


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Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 26, 2012 04:32PM
Posted by: J i m
**Taylor** Wrote:
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> Possibly slightly off-topic, but I thought F1 fans
> would be interested to hear the latest news on
> Rubens Barrichello...
>
> This is a direct quote from his good friend &
> Indycar driver, Tony Kanaan's Twitter feed...
>
> "As we couldn't keep a secret anymore
> @rubarrichello will be testing for us. Very proud
> he can help @kvracing and myself with his
> feedback".
>
> Go Rubhino! I hope that he finds a drive somewhere

I suppose he could do a campaign in which he just contested the road courses, much like Bourdais did last year.
> that satisfies his obvious passion for racing,
> soon.
>
> Although i'm sure that he once promised his wife
> that he'd never race on an oval... So maybe
> Indycar is not for him... :-/
>
> Apologies if this is too far off-topic!

Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 28, 2012 12:36PM
Posted by: madotter
Lotus chassis is now the E20, dropping the Rxx from previous years.

Last year's car was called the R31, in accordance with Renault's numbering tradition, but with the name-change to Lotus for 2012, the team has decided to honour the factory staff by naming the new car E20 - 'E' for Enstone.

The '20' is a reference to the fact the new single seater is the twentieth made at Enstone since the then Benetton team relocated in 1992. The E20 will be revealed on February 5, the day before Kimi Raikkonen debuts it at Jerez on the eve of the opening 2012 group test.





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Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 28, 2012 03:03PM
Posted by: SchueyFan
That breaks a long pattern of naming, as even Benetton and Toleman used a similar naming pattern to what Renault did back into the 1980s.





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Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 28, 2012 05:58PM
Posted by: EC83
True, but I don't think that's a bad thing, since it's no longer really recognisable from when it was the Benetton team anyway, there have been so many changes.



Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 29, 2012 11:02AM
Posted by: alexf1man


Check this from Craig Scarborough.
Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 29, 2012 11:21AM
Posted by: J i m
If that's any where near accurate then it's a impressive photoshop effort. But it shows that the nose/tub isn't quite as hilariously ugly as perhapps first feared.

Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 29, 2012 01:50PM
Posted by: Anonymous User
Bored with the Caterham now I want to see the Ferrari.
Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 29, 2012 08:55PM
Posted by: EC83
Some of us are scarred with the Caterham!



Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: January 29, 2012 10:13PM
Posted by: Anonymous User
It looks lovely from above.
Re: The 2012 Formula One Season
Date: February 03, 2012 10:34AM
Posted by: danm
*sick inside*




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