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#51 MirNyet

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 23:24

That's a very pretty car.

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#52 lbennie

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 00:23

They appear to have forgotten about the brake ducts :eek:

#53 chumma

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:28

They appear to have forgotten about the brake ducts :eek:

I think with the progress in wheel rims and wheel hub technologies, brake ducts are becoming far less important, Ferrari only had tiny little slits last season if I remember correctly.

#54 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:49

Like the nose, to quote John Cleese it is "wafer thin". Does the livery guy just press Control + C followed by Control + V every year or something?

Yes of course. However PCs will be for the grunty CAD, CFD and FEA engineering work.... the graphic design dept would be on Macintosh surely... so it will be Command C and Command V.;)

It looks quite nice. With the dark blue, it is hard to see too much of the shape of the car.

Gold wheels are always a classic (are you listening Ferrari ;) )

Edited by V8 Fireworks, 05 February 2013 - 04:51.


#55 Harry

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:09

Sadly, it's irrelevant what this car looks like, it will only support the RB9 which is ultimately depressing.

How's that for a biased view?

#56 packapoo

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:18

That looks really nice, I hope Ricciardo goes really well. Up there with the Sauber as best looking car of 2013.

On the other hand the RBR is the ugliest car thus far.

Anyone get the feeling Newey has gone a bit overboard and STR will get much closer than years passed?


Yeah.
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We all have our dreams.........

#57 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 19:19

Not being biased but this seems like the best looking car, everything seems so neat & I hope James Key and the rest of the boys have designed a bloody fast STR8

#58 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:21

Sadly, it's irrelevant what this car looks like, it will only support the RB9 which is ultimately depressing.

How's that for a biased view?

Well you want Red Bull to win right?

Super Aguri supported Honda by both teams being rubbish. Winning is hard, so one team winning is enough really IMO.

#59 danstheman

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 17:45

Q & A with Franz Tost

http://www.formula1....13/2/14253.html

A few interesting points

Q: If you could combine the best of your two drivers, what qualities would you take from whom?

Daniel is technically versed - he has a huge understanding of technical processes and gives superb feedback. Jean-Eric is more aggressive in the car and also in the race. If you could combine these qualities, yes, then you very likely would have a top driver.

Q: You just said that Jean-Eric is the more aggressive driver and that Daniel is the more technically versed. What is easier to adopt?

Ah, I was saying that Daniel is technically-versed - I didn’t say that he is not aggressive enough. He also has his strong moments in the car. What is easier to adopt? That is a matter of personality - you cannot generalize that.

Q: Okay, what would you say is more important?

Well, you have to be technically versed to be successful in Formula One, but you also have to demonstrate that sort of aggressiveness that helps you overtake a competitor without losing the car. It is a learning process. No driver joins Formula One as a complete driver so this is what I say: to get into Formula One is one thing, to establish yourself in Formula One is another, and to be successful in Formula One a third. The important thing is that a driver has the potential to develop, that he is willing to deal with technical matters, that he is able to learn in the cockpit and cope with the environment around him, and then filter the important things that will bring him forward. There is no universal rule that fits all, so our job at Toro Rosso is to point out crucial things and then it is up to the driver to derive the maximum out of it and use it to his advantage. To learn the crucial things in the shortest possible time, that’s what it takes.

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#60 Viryfan

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 18:27

I don't know why but i have a good feeling about Vergne season.

#61 Harry

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:39

Well you want Red Bull to win right?

Super Aguri supported Honda by both teams being rubbish. Winning is hard, so one team winning is enough really IMO.

NO! I Want the best driver to win.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 15:02

NO! I Want the best driver to win.


Good, I agree.
No STR driver wil win the title knowing Helmut Marco. it is no the car nor the team that needs to be changed.

BTW I assume that STR is ready to beat Sauber and if possible one of the top teams fails this year. Guess who that will be.

#63 ApexMouse

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 15:55

NO! I Want the best driver to win.


Then you are watching the wrong sport.

#64 encircled

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:09

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#65 Zava

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:49

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#66 CoinOperated

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:53

Looking good as if they reintroduced their double floor from last year, special rims too?

Edited by CoinOperated, 10 May 2013 - 09:53.


#67 Disgrace

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 18:22

Two STRs in the top ten. Unsung heros. :up:

#68 Anja

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 18:30

Always good to see them doing well.

#69 Viryfan

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 18:31

Best quali since Brazil 2008.

#70 marcoferrari

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 18:34

Best quali since Brazil 2008.


?

China 2011 - Alg 7th, Bue 9th...

#71 Viryfan

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 18:38

?

China 2011 - Alg 7th, Bue 9th...


my mistake

#72 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 18:48

Great to see the car is improving all the time, hopefully they can convert these good qualifying positions into some big points.

#73 Viryfan

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 19:46

Best result for a Toro Rosso driver since Vettel in Brazil 2008.

#74 dau

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 19:48

What happened to Ricciardo? He was up there and the next time i checked the timing, he was fighting with Marussias.

#75 krapmeister

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 19:53

What happened to Ricciardo? He was up there and the next time i checked the timing, he was fighting with Marussias.


He was going fine before he had to avoid a spinning Sutil - maybe he damaged the floor when he went off track? Don't know but after that he just went backwards.

Great result for Vergne - the changes to the car have definitely worked for him :up:

#76 Louis Mr. F1

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 20:02

Glad for Vergne, back-to-back great result, i'm a new fan of him since he used the Cevert helmet in Monaco.

#77 Ravenak

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 21:57

If he can help the team to catch McLaren in the standings somehow, that's how he can crawl into Marko and Dietrich's heads.

Edited by Ravenak, 09 June 2013 - 21:57.


#78 Viryfan

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 20:58



tost,jev,furbatto,phil charles and laurent mekiés racing go kart.

#79 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 22:27

The car seems to be improving with every race, Key and his guys have done a great job so far this season.

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#80 race addicted

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 22:29

Key's stock is rising with every season.

#81 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 22:37

Key's stock is rising with every season.

Plus with next seasons rules he could have his opportunity to shine even more.

#82 Fondmetal

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 23:26

WHat parts does the Torro Rossa share with Redbull?

#83 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 13:58

Another points finish for the STR8, thought 6th was possible but not pitting put an end to that. Still an encouraging race showing that the car can keep pace with the Ferrari's and Lotuses.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 13:59

Losing 4 seconds in his first pit stop and the team not pitting him in the last round of stops may have cost Ricciardo a podium I think.

#85 krapmeister

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 14:18

Losing 4 seconds in his first pit stop and the team not pitting him in the last round of stops may have cost Ricciardo a podium I think.


Not sure about a podium and I don't think he could've held off Alonso and Hamilton - but I think a 5th was definitely on the cards...