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#1 Kakarot

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 14:05

What is the purpose of this
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#2 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 14:06

They are camera pods and they are required in the rules.

#3 Sogster

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 14:06

TV camera

#4 Kakarot

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 14:12

thank you :up:

#5 cheapracer

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:14

That's spotlights for kangaroo shooting at night.

#6 macoran

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 21:43

That's spotlights for kangaroo shooting at night.

That's what I like about some forum members.
A newbie who doesn't know comes in and asks a question.

Answer by expert immediately!!

Sorry I just farted


#7 Tony Matthews

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 22:13

Sorry I just farted

Not into your diffuser, I hope. That is now illegal.

#8 macoran

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 22:44

Not into your diffuser, I hope. That is now illegal.

No, I have just come up with AERS, along with KERS it gives an additional boost to the whole thrust of things.


#9 Tony Matthews

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 22:54

I bet your lap times have improved!

#10 race4aliving

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:12

I thought it was the handle you used to pick it up with and put the car back in the slot

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:12

I thought it was the handle you used to pick it up with and put the car back in the slot


No. Deffo camera position.

They used to be different. They used to be a single fin. The T shaped construction was introduced for 98 or 99 I think.

#12 24gerrard

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:43

Has to be neutral lift effect I think.

With the broken nose and the front wing, it looks all the world like a bull nosed shark with a parasite shark on its head.

#13 CaptnMark

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 17:48

I don't think there are cameras in the front wing... Bernie wouldn't pay for them.

#14 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 17:56

There aren't, but there can be. The rules say you have to run however many camera pods, including the one on the airbox. The others can be moved around a bit(so we've seen them betweenthe front wing supports, along the nose, etc) and may or may not contain an active camera.

They do have to be a "downforce-less" shape, but they're obviously placed to help the airflow to other parts.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 14:44

Yes, every car is required to have the housing for the cameras with ballast in there that weighs as much as a camera. That way the teams that Bernie tabs to carry cameras don't cry foul. The cameras are all self contained.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 19:35

That's spotlights for kangaroo shooting at night.


Only on Mark Webber's car.

#17 Jhope

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:26

Page 69 and 76 of the technical regulations.


20.3 Location and fitting of camera equipment :
20.3.1 All cars must be equipped with five positions in which cameras or camera housings can be
fitted. Referring to drawing 6, all cars must carry (i) a camera in position 4 and (ii) a camera or
camera housing in positions 2 (both sides), 3 and either 1 or 5.
Any decision as to whether a camera or camera housing is fitted in those positions will be by
agreement between the relevant Competitor and the Commercial Rights Holder.
20.3.2 Any part provided by the Competitor for the purpose of aligning a camera or camera housing in
positions 2 or 3 correctly will be considered part of the camera or housing provided it is being
fitted for that sole purpose.
20.3.3 Any camera or camera housing fitted in positions 2, 3 or 4 shown in drawing 6 must be
mounted in order that its major axis does not subtend an angle greater than 1° to the
reference plane.
20.3.4 Any camera or camera housing fitted in the left hand position 2 shown in drawing 6 must be
mounted in order that its major axis where passing through the centre of the camera lens (or
corresponding position for a camera housing) does not intersect any part of the car lying
forward of the camera or camera housing.
20.3.5 The camera fitted in position 4 shown in drawing 6 must be mounted in order that its forward‐
most point is no more than 80mm rearward of the rear face of the cockpit entry template.
20.4 Transponders :
All cars must be fitted with two timing transponders supplied by the officially appointed
timekeepers. These transponders must be fitted in strict accordance with the instructions
detailed in the Appendix to these regulations.

http://argent.fia.co...007-12-2011.pdf

Edited by Jhope, 10 February 2012 - 04:29.


#18 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:37

Only on Mark Webber's car.

And Ricciardi, hes a West Aussie and there is more Roos there.