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#451 bonjon1979a

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 21:38

It's rb7

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#452 hunnylander

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 21:39

Why they would bring the old car? i think its the new1

F1Today.nl is notorious about doing fals alarms and fake spyshots. What if the image is simply from 2011 (or no RB8 for the first test) and put up for the purpose of increasing pageview$?

If they could take a photo, they could have a more hi-res copy considering today's photographic equipments' huge resolutions.

If they would have scooped the real RB8 they could do a real famous spy-shot, showing the new car ahead everyone else. But this image is not conclusive, but dubious.

IMO, fake news. The nose is too high and looks like RB7's.

Edited by hunnylander, 05 February 2012 - 21:39.


#453 Andy865

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 21:43

Its the RB7.

They always bring the previous years car to display behind the garage for spectators/press. Have done for the last few years.

#454 hulmerist

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 21:51

http://www.motorspor...-ferrari-marko/

#455 jamiegc

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 21:56

Despite Marko confirming it has the stepped nose im still expecting people to moan when they see a stepped nose...

#456 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 22:11

The picture is either from last year, or RBR have put last years nose on the new car to avoid spy shots like this.

#457 f1rookie

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 00:09

2012 Red Bull ‘not as ugly as Ferrari’ – Marko - http://thisisf1.com/...-ferrari-marko/

#458 Szoelloe

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 00:27

2012 Red Bull ‘not as ugly as Ferrari’ – Marko - http://thisisf1.com/...-ferrari-marko/


hmmm... 2012 Ferrari not as ugly as Marko....


#459 miniq

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 00:43

So I'm expecting an RB5 shape nose (nose as steep though)

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#460 TheBunk

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 00:46

Very excited. Cant wait!!!

#461 slideways

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:31

I'm sorry, but finding 4 to 5 tenths in F1, is akin to a quantum leap. It has to be something super amazing, because you simply dont find such a performance gain overnight, or with a tweak here or there to the aerodynamics. The aim of the top teams is to realsitically gain 0.100 to 0.150 in a fortnight, and if you manage that, you are percieved to be doing a good job.


TMD: 0.5-1.0s
DDD: 0.5-1.0s
FDUCT: 0.3-0.5s
EBD: 0.3s-0.8s

My guesstimates as a close observer, but point being there have been plenty of 0.5s innovations recently.

#462 Obi Offiah

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:39

TMD: 0.5-1.0s
DDD: 0.5-1.0s
FDUCT: 0.3-0.5s
EBD: 0.3s-0.8s

My guesstimates as a close observer, but point being there have been plenty of 0.5s innovations recently.

Those were all silver bullets. The regulations now are even tougher making inspiration for such innovations more difficult to come by, but not impossible.

#463 slideways

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:51

The rumour the original poster was talking about was that they had found one such silver bullet (not that I am advocating such rumour).

The regulations are always tougher, and there are always ways to get around them.

#464 bourbon

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:51

The launch is at 13.00 tomorrow, but is that GMT, CET or what?

#465 lbennie

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:53

The launch is at 13.00 tomorrow, but is that GMT, CET or what?


i thought it was today? :confused:

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:55


2012 Red Bull ‘not as ugly as Ferrari’ – Marko - http://thisisf1.com/...-ferrari-marko/


hmmm... 2012 Ferrari not as ugly as Marko....

:rotfl:

Help somebody, spare us from those noses! :mad:

#467 MarioKart

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:00

The launch is at 13.00 tomorrow, but is that GMT, CET or what?

RB8 launch, on February 6th at 13:00 (GMT). :cool:


#468 bourbon

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:36

i thought it was today? :confused:


Probably is today for you - depending on where you live. But where I am, it is still Sunday, lol.

Thanks MarioKart!

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:12

Despite Marko confirming it has the stepped nose im still expecting people to moan when they see a stepped nose...


If someone tells you that you will have your hand chopped off tomorrow, will you not moan and complain when it actually happens, even though you already knew?

#470 karne

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:21

RB8 launch, on February 6th at 13:00 (GMT). :cool:


Midnight between Monday and Tuesday Australian time! :up: Totally sitting up to watch! :drunk:

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:40

F1Today.nl is notorious about doing fals alarms and fake spyshots. What if the image is simply from 2011 (or no RB8 for the first test) and put up for the purpose of increasing pageview$?

If they could take a photo, they could have a more hi-res copy considering today's photographic equipments' huge resolutions.

If they would have scooped the real RB8 they could do a real famous spy-shot, showing the new car ahead everyone else. But this image is not conclusive, but dubious.

IMO, fake news. The nose is too high and looks like RB7's.

You're not being fair to F1today.nl. Nowhere have they stated that it is the RB8. It's in this thread that people started speculating.
F1today.nl merely published impressions from the preparations in Jerez. The RB7 photo was just one of many other photos:
http://www.f1today.n...ruari-2012.html



#472 hunnylander

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:55

You're not being fair to F1today.nl. Nowhere have they stated that it is the RB8. It's in this thread that people started speculating.
F1today.nl merely published impressions from the preparations in Jerez. The RB7 photo was just one of many other photos:
http://www.f1today.n...ruari-2012.html

I know them since many years. Maybe it wasn't intentional but they did fake spy-shots, false alarms too, for example last year with an LRGP car.

But it's not a bad site because they use to report about the tests.

#473 harsha

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:40

http://www.redbullra...021243150755392

Is the background pic a sneak preview of the car?????? Has a stepped nose on it.

#474 Mika Mika

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:48

I am fairly sure it is an RB7


Im sure youre right, but why bother bringing it to the test??? tjhink they will run the RB7 and RB8 back to back???????

#475 Alx09

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:55

http://www.redbullra...021243150755392

Is the background pic a sneak preview of the car?????? Has a stepped nose on it.

Right sidepod looks tiny. Perhaps just because of the angle.

Edited by Alx09, 06 February 2012 - 08:55.


#476 lbennie

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:00

it's an RB7

#477 BernieEc

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:03

Right sidepod looks tiny. Perhaps just because of the angle.


what's that coming out of the sidepod in that picture. sort of like a fighter jet wing ????

#478 BRK

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:03

That preview graphic has already been discussed and that is an older car. There is no stepped nose.

#479 HPT

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:06

it's an RB7


Indeed it is. From this pic:

http://www.conceptca...d-Bull-RB7.aspx

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#480 hunnylander

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:07

what's that coming out of the sidepod in that picture. sort of like a fighter jet wing ????

Support of the (vertical) podwings. It's the RB7 anyway.

#481 harsha

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:17

ok thanks for clearing up

#482 Anonymous

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:46

1PM CET?

#483 ali.unal

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:48

1PM CET?

Nope, GMT.

#484 jamiegc

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:54

Dreading the furore when the nose is revealed. :well:

#485 Anonymous

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:55

Nope, GMT.


:up: Thanks.

#486 Owen

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:11

Dreading the furore when the nose is revealed. :well:

Looking forward to this one. But then we'll get another evolution of last year's car and I'll be :well:

#487 TeamSideways

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:20

any live stream ? links please

#488 engel

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:28

any live stream ? links please


Umm it's an online launch so ... http://www.redbullracing.com :S

#489 jamiegc

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:28

any live stream ? links please


www.redbullracing.com

#490 SilentKiller

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:28

I cannot watch the stream......Has it started yet?

OK another half-hour then.

Edited by SilentKiller, 06 February 2012 - 12:29.


#491 UPRC

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:52

I sure hope the RBR site can handle a little more traffic than the Lotus site could yesterday.

#492 Alx09

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:53

7 mins left, correct? No stream for me yet, just empty blue field in header.

#493 BRK

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:53

Crawling at my end. Hope it doesn't crash.

#494 The Ragged Edge

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:53

Red Bull server is struggling. :lol:

#495 jonpollak

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:54

Anyone else get no video or place holder on that site?
Or is it just me?

Jp

Edit:
http://racing.redbull.com/Gateway.aspx not responding

Edited by jonpollak, 06 February 2012 - 12:56.


#496 UPRC

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:54

7 mins left, correct? No stream for me yet, just empty blue field in header.


Glad I'm not the only one getting that. I thought my work browser was messing up on me.

#497 rhukkas

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:55

How can the server struggle because for some reason no-one has been really bothered by the RB8's development. about 200 pages of McLaren and Ferrari banter but 13 or so for what is the most advanced car on the grid. lol

#498 Go_Go

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:56

Stepped nose... :|

#499 jrg19

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:56

How can the server struggle because for some reason no-one has been really bothered by the RB8's development. about 200 pages of McLaren and Ferrari banter but 13 or so for what is the most advanced car on the grid. lol


People dont really support RedBull they support Vettel

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:57

How can the server struggle because for some reason no-one has been really bothered by the RB8's development. about 200 pages of McLaren and Ferrari banter but 13 or so for what is the most advanced car on the grid. lol


most of those checking out the launch I bet are Mclaren n Ferrari fanboys