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#3851 Waffle

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Posted Yesterday, 15:41

The kink has always been there.



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#3852 Lazy

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Posted Yesterday, 16:41

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Not sure, it looks like there are some minor changes but the new ones are better finished and the grain in the carbon runs the opposite way so hard to be sure.



#3853 Waffle

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Posted Yesterday, 17:56

From Bahrain, February

 

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All looks the same to my eyes.



#3854 Mc_Silver

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Posted Today, 03:13

It looked like we have tighter sidepods from the TV images? 



#3855 Lemans

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Posted Today, 03:37

Small changes on the front wing.



#3856 nosecone

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Posted Today, 04:43

It looked like we have tighter sidepods from the TV images? 

I had this impression, too. Not sure if I'm right but it looked like the sidepod drops down earlier and gets narrower earlier.



#3857 argiriano

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Posted Today, 05:11

Small changes on the front wing.

 

The FW retains shortened cascades with a turning vane introduced in Bahrain and now features two elements to the endplate not one. 

 

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#3858 Lazy

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Posted Today, 07:30

Anybody with live timing able to tell us how the long runs look?



#3859 argiriano

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Posted Today, 08:12

Anybody with live timing able to tell us how the long runs look?

Not good... some 1,5 - 2 seconds off the pace of Mercedes and much worse degradation compared to RedBull which was the most consistent car out there in terms of degradation. Force India, Williams and especially Ferrari looks better than McLaren in terms of speed. Also Jenson had two big flatspots on his longer run which means he didn`t have brake balance and he was clearly the faster driver today for McLaren. 

 

And that is a interesting pic of the sidepod and radiator... isn`t there too much empty space between them? 

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#3860 Waffle

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Posted Today, 08:42

I had this impression, too. Not sure if I'm right but it looked like the sidepod drops down earlier and gets narrower earlier.

Wishful thinking, I think.  

 

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We saw them taking the Gulf Air stickers off, after all.


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#3861 Treads

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Posted Today, 08:59

Depressing days to be a Mac fan. 

Today looked pretty bad. 

Although we knew it would be bad, we don't have the high-speed downforce that the other teams do. But HOW CAN WE HAVE LESS DOWNFORCE THAN FORCE EFFING INDIA. 

Okay.... calm down, me: it's early days yet. 

I am just continuing to be depressed by the merry-go-round of sponsor stickers on our side-pod. It's great that we have long-term sponsors who will help us out in these scenarios, but right now the side-pod, side of the chassis, top of rear wing, and front-wing end-plate are all vacant real estate. That's most of the value in terms of the space on the car.