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#3101 Hyatt

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:35

 

"Confidence is a weakness" - stick with it, Ron!



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#3102 JRizzle86

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:43

"Confidence is a weakness" - stick with it, Ron!

News to me.



#3103 DanardiF1

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:40

Love this confidence from the team. I really hope we can keep on fighting at the front next time out.

 

What do we reckon - will Sepang suit the '29?

 

Sepang was one of the few tracks where the -28 worked 'well', so I'd be optimistic about the new car's chances there. It's another track where Jenson goes well too.



#3104 Lights

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:43

Jenson Button fans had to wait a bit longer for his first podium than Kevin Magnussen fans

 

10 years ago today at Sepang! Nice nostalgia tweet by McLaren:

 

https://twitter.com/...0690176/photo/1



#3105 Rinehart

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:56

I'm assuming that in addition to the 0.5 relative to other teams (less what they bring)... that the Merc teams should enjoy a bigger advantage over Renault and Ferrari at a HOT circuit with two long straights preceded by traction zones (Renault's and Ferraris respective problems magnified)??



#3106 argiriano

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 14:01

I'm sure they did some testing of a few new components on Friday just to verify them, possibly with no intention of running them until Malaysia. 

Actually McLaren raced the new front wing and the turning vains below the nose in Australia. Jenson back to back tested old front wing for a couple of laps and after that they raced the new one for the rest of the weekend. 

I made a quick comparison of the changes 

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And also the new FW from bellow

http://images.adrivo...ton/0564515.jpg



#3107 Lights

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 18:28

Did anyone try this during the last race?



#3108 DanardiF1

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 19:45

Did anyone try this during the last race?

 

Can't say I've ever used this... I use live timing and that's it. I find that with too many things to use to follow the race I lose out on actually watching the race!



#3109 ElDictatore

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 19:53

Did anyone try this during the last race?

 

Yes, didn't find anything bar the normal snippets of the radio transmission like last season. Nothing else so far.



#3110 JRizzle86

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 21:46

Did anyone try this during the last race?

Will she always be there...because I really don't have a problem with that. She can control my mission any time she wants.

 

I got an achievement from clicking on her  :rotfl:


Edited by JRizzle86, 22 March 2014 - 21:48.


#3111 evo

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 00:25

any snippets regarding the new livery?



#3112 BillBald

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 00:49

Did anyone try this during the last race?

 

I got a very slow response on my rather elderly PC, so I hope they revert to the old website.

 

I clicked on the lady, and a few minutes later she complained. :D



#3113 rodlamas

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:36

any snippets regarding the new livery?

It will be black & gray/silver.



#3114 mclarennut

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 17:41

Did anyone try this during the last race?

 

She said she was not clickable but that didn't stop me trying 20 times  :love:



#3115 Maustinsj

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 18:06

She said she was not clickable but that didn't stop me trying 20 times :love:


Did you get a reward?

#3116 Owen

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 18:11

Team preview weekend ahead
http://tinyurl.com/nvauzft

#3117 Hamm

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 06:57

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#3118 Owen

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 08:28

The 'shroom suspension is being used again.

#3119 argiriano

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 08:37

I can`t even imagine how those cooling radiators work in that position! I thought they are angled from the center line and they are parallel...  :drunk:



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#3120 Treads

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:36

The 'shroom suspension is being used again.

 

To clarify - you say 'again' - does that mean it wasn't used in Australia? I thought it was? 



#3121 Treads

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:39

I can`t even imagine how those cooling radiators work in that position! I thought they are angled from the center line and they are parallel...  :drunk:

 

I am always surprised at how simple the radiators look. 

 

I imagined they could be made curved or different shapes to fit snugly into the side-pod; they seem to make the rads rectangular and quite flat like in any normal car and then mould the best aero shape around that. EDIT: To add, if you are a computer geek, you'll know there are all kind of weird and wonderful radiator shapes available now to go in cars, some with copper fins etc, I wonder if F1 could make us of this kind of 

 

Here they are at 90 degrees to the air-flow relative to what you would expect... I think that tells us something about how complex the internal aero of these cars is. 


Edited by Treads, 26 March 2014 - 10:42.


#3122 Jamiednm

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:41

To clarify - you say 'again' - does that mean it wasn't used in Australia? I thought it was?


That doesn't make sense.

Yes, it was used in Australia, hence the use of the word 'again' :)

#3123 jrg19

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 12:53

McLaren-Formel-1-GP-Malaysia-26-Maerz-20

 

Black side pods again, looking at the tub paint work.

 

Maybe MP4-29 instead of Mobil as that was said to be a one off?



#3124 pacificquay

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 13:12

They wouldn't put MP4-29 on the car, it's meaningless.

 

I'd expect it to either be a McLaren logo or one of the other partners.



#3125 Nicktendo86

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 13:36

They have tweeted today a #mobilmoments so I guess they are still going with Mobil.

#3126 Owen

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 13:49

They wouldn't put MP4-29 on the car, it's meaningless.

 

I'd expect it to either be a McLaren logo or one of the other partners.

this.



#3127 Owen

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 13:49

'Mercedes will be caught' Ron Dennis

http://www.espn.co.u...ory/150725.html



#3128 DinocoBlue

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 15:52

They have tweeted today a #mobilmoments so I guess they are still going with Mobil.

 

Good news,

 

Guess someone at Mobil liked what they saw in Melbourne and have decided to throw a bit more cash their way.

 

I assume that the initial sidepod deal could be for one race with a view to extend the agreement or something. That way Mobile doesn't feel like its over committed.



#3129 BillBald

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 18:49

To clarify - you say 'again' - does that mean it wasn't used in Australia? I thought it was? 

 

Some people were speculating that the mushrooms might not be used on tracks with long straights, because they look like they might have high drag.

 

So it will be interesting to see what straight-line speed the 29 will have. If it turns out to be very slow, I suppose they could switch the suspension components, if they have brought an alternative setup.



#3130 ElDictatore

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 18:58

From the McLaren Facebook page

 

 

McLaren

 
"Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for something very cool from SAP. Exclusive on-board footage and cutting edge data insights from JB. Stay tuned for the video..."
 
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Sounds lovely!



#3131 FranDaMan

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 19:52

'Mercedes will be caught' Ron Dennis

http://www.espn.co.u...ory/150725.html

 

I WANT TO #BELIEVE :lol:



#3132 d246

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 19:55

McLaren-Formel-1-GP-Malaysia-26-Maerz-20

 

Black side pods again, looking at the tub paint work.

 

Maybe MP4-29 instead of Mobil as that was said to be a one off?

Anyone know what the two large tube-like structures sticking out at 90 degrees to the tub are for (one about 30cm above the other)?



#3133 bogi

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 20:03

FIA madated crash structure.



#3134 d246

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 20:07

FIA madated crash structure.

Is it? I that was the carbon structure above it?



#3135 senna da silva

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 20:07

'Mercedes will be caught' Ron Dennis

http://www.espn.co.u...ory/150725.html

 

By Red Bull.



#3136 Rocket73

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 20:14

After macca



#3137 ermo

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 20:36

Anyone know what the two large tube-like structures sticking out at 90 degrees to the tub are for (one about 30cm above the other)?

 

 

FIA madated crash structure.

 

^ This. (autosport article)

 

Direct link to video in article:  New F1 Side Impact System


Edited by ermo, 26 March 2014 - 20:37.


#3138 Jamiednm

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 20:54

'Mercedes will be caught'


...by the Abu Dhabi GP.

#3139 Maustinsj

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 22:32

Off to MTC on Monday for a tour...will MP4-29 have caught Mercedes by then???

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#3140 Nobody

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 22:39

Some people were speculating that the mushrooms might not be used on tracks with long straights, because they look like they might have high drag.

 

So it will be interesting to see what straight-line speed the 29 will have. If it turns out to be very slow, I suppose they could switch the suspension components, if they have brought an alternative setup.

 

I thought the 'shroom' was not an issue at high speed, as the downforce increases pushing the suspension down causes the elements to separate creating a gap which reduces drag.

 

I saw a little diagram of it once...



#3141 BillBald

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 23:12

I thought the 'shroom' was not an issue at high speed, as the downforce increases pushing the suspension down causes the elements to separate creating a gap which reduces drag.

 

I saw a little diagram of it once...

 

It depends how much the suspension moves, but that is one theory, certainly.

 

I think we have to hope that it's very clever..



#3142 chumma

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:36

Silver sidepods no logos on sides but a patch of black and a shiny mclaren swoosh is on top of the sidepod, photo on twitter

#3143 Lazy

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:43

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Looks the same as Oz.



#3144 Hamm

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:17

 

 

Looks the same as Oz.

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#3145 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:14

#F1 Tech-update: @McLarenF1 running a new nose in #MalaysiaGP. Not much nicer I have to say. pic.twitter.com/9CzI70BWS3

 

 

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#3146 Markn93

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:16

Interesting....



#3147 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:17

#F1 Another view of that new McLaren nose. More tech stuff later in our AMuS gallery: ams.to/q5

 

 

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#3148 jrg19

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:36

Wow that's erm, hideous.

#3149 loki0420

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:52

Wow that's erm, hideous.

side view is actually better then previous



#3150 kerum gp

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:55

half of second nose