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#1 kaivo

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 07:49

Illegal KERS allegation to overshadows Malaysian Grand Prix ?

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#2 Mika Mika

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 07:52

Well it has to be Either Ferrari, McMerc, Renault or BMW.
2 teams as well?

#3 HP

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 07:54

Get rid of KERS at once.

If the claim is true or not, F1 goes back into similar territory when TC was banned the first time.

#4 femi

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 07:55

Originally posted by kaivo
Illegal KERS allegation to overshadows Malaysian Grand Prix ?


What's next, illegal drivers?
They should all just get on with it!

#5 Lukin83

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 07:56

April Fool's :)

#6 f1rules

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 07:58

:rotfl: sorry but this i have a hart time believing, evidence, sound recordings, so sound recordings can establish whether the teams has 80 or 96hp ...... sorry no
EDIT
Offcourse april 1 :drunk:

#7 HP

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 07:58

Originally posted by Lukin83
April Fool's :)

Hadn't thought of that.
If so, then that article was on the moronic side.

#8 RoutariEnjinu

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:44

The article wasn't on the moronic side, it's there to provoke a reaction, and fool people, which as evidenced by this thread, it has :p

#9 skid solo

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:16

Originally posted by kaivo
Illegal KERS allegation to overshadows Malaysian Grand Prix ?


Anything posted on April 1st has to be taken with a pinch of salt!

#10 RoutariEnjinu

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:17

Hasn't femi fell for it twice now? :lol:

#11 J2NH

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:18

It's going to be a long day. :rolleyes:

#12 RedBaron

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:21

haha, the worst April Fool yet.

#13 Snap Matt

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:31

It would be good if it wasn't so plausible, technical issues aside. How long before we actually see a protest over a KERS issue?

#14 ensign14

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:47

If this is an April Fool, it's rubbish. It's far too plausible these days with everyone protesting everyone else and there's no obvious hook to give it away as a joke. It might just be genuine.

#15 jokuvaan

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:59

If its fake story, then purpose has only been to lure more visitors. I checked that they have 5 ad-banners on that site.

#16 rolf123

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:01

Some of these April Fools, including this one, have been crap. The whole point of an April Fool is to fool people into believing something that, when you look back, is just not plausible.

This story actually sounds plausible, if it were true. It's a crap joke.

#17 djellison

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:04

Originally posted by ensign14
If this is an April Fool, it's rubbish. It's far too plausible these days with everyone protesting everyone else and there's no obvious hook to give it away as a joke. It might just be genuine.


Agreed. Hamilton to Brawn, Danica in Playboy. They make you giggle, and you move on. This story isn't actually funny, it isn't ridiculous - and indeed given the current climate in the paddock, it's totally, 100% plausible. Analysis of performance from engine noise isn't fiction - it's been done for some time.

There is a difference between writing a good April fool, and just writing bollocks.

http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/74124 is, to my mind, more plausible as April Fool. "The FIA process we've operated under ever since I've been in F1 is perfect in terms of how close you can get to perfect" - seriously - that's priceless.

#18 Tony Mandara

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:14

Plausible? Yes. But you'd have to say that the "Sophisticated software" would have to be very much so to give such accurate readings of HP from the exhaust sound of a very fast moving object!!! :eek: IMO of course.
Tony.

#19 ensign14

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:17

Having heard a rather marvellous rendition of La Marseillaise from a Renault engine at Goodwood a couple of years ago, I should not be surprised what they can analyse from sound.

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#20 lwd

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:22

Teams have been analysing exhaust notes for years to determine horsepower, gear ratios etc. So I think its entirely plausible.

#21 Vitesse2

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:29

Originally posted by djellison
"The FIA process we've operated under ever since I've been in F1 is perfect in terms of how close you can get to perfect" - seriously - that's priceless.

Did Sam Michael moonlight as Dubya's speechwriter?;)

#22 alfa1

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:33

Originally posted by HP
... when TC was banned the first time.



May I just say, quite off topic, that although TC is banned, teams are still doing what they can to make it work (outside the spirit of the rules).
Discussed at length last year was the sound of a car as it left the pits, and so this year as I sat in turn 16 on the last corner before the straight at Albert Park, I wasnt at all surprised to hear several cars accelerate out of the corner with a very farty engine misfiring type of sound. Didnt happen often, but when it did it was obvious. Just like the TC of old.
Listen for it this weekend at the Malaysian GP. Since I was at the track, I havnt yet watched the TV broadcast of the Melbourne race, but if I see/hear anything when I do, I'll let you know.

#23 pedrovski

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 12:03

If it's not an April fool's, then it's probably renault complaining about McLaren.

#24 CaptnMark

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 12:37

The new proposal is to remove aerodynamics design from F1. The car must be covered by a plastic box 4mx2mx1m.

#25 Newskiller

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 12:57

Originally posted by f1rules
:rotfl: sorry but this i have a hart time believing, evidence, sound recordings, so sound recordings can establish whether the teams has 80 or 96hp ...... sorry no
EDIT
Offcourse april 1 :drunk:


:lol: You don't even know how little you know.

:rotfl:

#26 jokuvaan

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 20:48

Story is now updated and its.....fake.

#27 Mika Mika

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 06:39

Most unfunny joke EVER....

#28 ensign14

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 06:44

Originally posted by Mika Mika
Most unfunny joke EVER....

You give it too much credit. There's no joke in there.

#29 Mika Mika

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 06:45

Originally posted by ensign14

You give it too much credit. There's no joke in there.


Bit Like Pitpass really - never any news...