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#201 Hayden1

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 19:31

http://www.omnicorse...muso-della-e-22

 

 Interesting. If true - E22 got the same downforce level like 2013 cars but fail to pass crash test of the nose.

 Could someone translate it PLZ. Google tran... iis awfull


Edited by Hayden1, 12 January 2014 - 19:33.


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#202 midgrid

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 21:51

http://www.omnicorse...muso-della-e-22

 

 Interesting. If true - E22 got the same downforce level like 2013 cars but fail to pass crash test of the nose.

 Could someone translate it PLZ. Google tran... iis awfull

 

Lotus is fearful. Directed by Eric Boullier, it is a team that is always able to produce interesting [technical] solutions, even if it struggles with serious economic difficulties.  Nick Chester, current technical director at Enstone, does not regret that James Allison preferred to move to Ferrari last September.  The Englishman's team structure, even though it has lost a lot of prominent technical staff(in the last two months there has been an exodus of mechanics), maintains a high level of creativity. The CFD department, created by Flavio Briatore (when the team was still called Renault) and still considered the best in Formula 1, has consolidated over the years a methodology and a philosophy of approach to the regulations that allows it  to produce very interesting solutions each year, regardless of changes to personnel. 

 

THE E22 WILL NOT BE IN JEREZ

In recent days, Chester officially confirmed that Lotus will not attend the Jerez test with the E22, confirming OmniCorse's previous suspicions: the new cars will be unveiled just before the second test at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain in mid-February.  The real reason for the delay is not yet clear. The depature of qualified personnel from Enstone to other teams has inevitably led to a flurry of news on the status of the E22, which will be driven by Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado. 

 

NO DELAY IN PAYING SUPPLIERS

There are three reasons that could justify the absence of the Lotus team at the Andalusian track on January 28. Firstly, the delay of certain payments would have forced some suppliers to delay the delivery of useful parts for the construction of the car. Secondly, the tub has been completed and has already passed the crash tests required by the FIA, but has not yet been approved to run on the track, because the body's scrutineers have lodged a complaint about the car's nose. FIA REJECTS THE TIP OF THE NOSE?  In a statement issued on January 6, Chester admitted that the E22 will re-take the frontal crash-test. Why? It is speculated that Enstone's original nose design will be rejected by the FIA, as it has not yet approved the interpretation. The front bulkhead must be at a height of 525 mm (versus 625 mm in 2013), and the tip of the nose must be lowered to 185 mm. The creative team of Lotus came up with a sort of high nose with a "broom handle" design and thick pylons to hold the front wing securely. The tip would have been much smaller than that shown in previous speculative drawings and videos, and would have been considered dangerous by Jo Bauer and his colleagues in the event of a collision. The engineers would therefore have to redesign the front nose to pass the test. We can understand, then, why there is a delay...  Third: The last reason is the one that would feed into the car's début being postponed to Bahrain: the team wants to keep some aerodynamic innovations secret. 

 

RECOVERING DOWNFORCE WITHOUT THE 2013 EXHAUSTS?

It seems that the downforce figures ​​of the Lotus are almost comparable with those of the past season, regardless of the effect of the loss of the blown exhaust. If so, for the umpteenth time, the ingenuity of the engineers would have overcome the aerodynamic deficit that the FIA wanted to achieve with the new regulations. And people in the other teams that have not reached the same values, begin to worry very seriously ...

 

 


Edited by midgrid, 12 January 2014 - 21:54.


#203 Buttoneer

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:28

I have moved discussion about the demise of Lotus F1 to its own thread as it does not concern the car itself.

 

This early part of the year is a key time for technical nformation and launch news so please respect the wishes of those people who wish to read about those aspects by staying on topic.  Please carefully consider whether the news item you wish to post might be better as a new topic rather than taking the discussion away from the car by posting it in this thread.



#204 SophieB

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 15:05

‏@Lotus_F1Team·33m
Hello you... #Peekaboo #YouLookPrettyToday #E22 #F1 pic.twitter.com/PTeJQ4TCrm
(https://twitter.com/...099269306802176 )

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#205 Gorma

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 15:28

‏@Lotus_F1Team·33m
Hello you... #Peekaboo #YouLookPrettyToday #E22 #F1 pic.twitter.com/PTeJQ4TCrm
(https://twitter.com/...099269306802176 )

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Why does that remind me of the US F1 Team photos.



#206 Alburaq

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 15:39

They release that kind of teasers every year... Stop this USF1 BS plz. 



#207 Timstr11

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 15:59

I agree. These pictures are total non-teasers. Nonsense.



#208 Alburaq

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 16:27

Edit

Edited by Alburaq, 14 January 2014 - 16:41.


#209 Alburaq

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 16:41

Seems to be a new monocoque...
Compared to the E21/E21 coque, the (1) seems to be shorter and the hole is not facing the intake's lower lip, so the hole (that the stewards use to hang the car to the crane) has a different position. And the (2) seems to be the moncoque's edge and it seems to be completely different to the E21's coque...  :p 
 
http://i57.servimg.c...26/img_jp10.jpg

Edited by Alburaq, 14 January 2014 - 16:56.


#210 Timstr11

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 18:02

Seems to be a new monocoque...
Compared to the E21/E21 coque, the (1) seems to be shorter and the hole is not facing the intake's lower lip, so the hole (that the stewards use to hang the car to the crane) has a different position. And the (2) seems to be the moncoque's edge and it seems to be completely different to the E21's coque...  :p 
 
http://i57.servimg.c...26/img_jp10.jpg

Of course it's a new monocoque.

Last year's monocoque does not comply with 2014 regulations.



#211 Alburaq

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 18:40

I know. The point is to prove wether this is a new car or just an old E21/E20/R31/R30/R26 etc; Lotus have already shown us an old car in the past and told us this the new car.
And the second aim is to point out the differences :p
Cant wait to see the whole car


Edited by Alburaq, 14 January 2014 - 18:42.


#212 ZionLH

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 19:54

I agree. These pictures are total non-teasers. Nonsense.

Just like Mclaren and there stupid slot but everyone lost there damn mind on that thread.


Edited by ZionLH, 14 January 2014 - 19:55.


#213 Alburaq

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 13:08

BeBRpchCEAA-9ob.jpg
 

https://twitter.com/...428137439858690



#214 Alburaq

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 13:13

An interesting interview with Gerard Lopez.... but it's in German
http://www.auto-moto...zu-7983397.html


Edited by Alburaq, 15 January 2014 - 13:13.


#215 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 19:39

 

a sort of high nose with a "broom handle" design and thick pylons to hold the front wing securely

 

coco_broom.jpg



#216 emmanuelrubi

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 00:04

Highest expectations: A car that has the same level of performance as the E21

Lowest Expectation: A Mclaren MP4-28



#217 mclarensmps

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 13:34

Highest expectations: A car that has the same level of performance as the E21

Lowest Expectation: A Mclaren MP4-28

Lowest expectations should be an MP4-18...



#218 Shiroo

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 13:58

Lowest expectations should be an MP4-18...

 

My lowest expectations are Honda 2009 :]



#219 Timstr11

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 16:28

Now this is more like it:

https://pbs.twimg.co...AS635.jpg:large

 

Good news from #Enstone - the #E22 has passed all the homologation tests. #F1 #DoinItRight pic.twitter.com/AmmAmgkGro

 
 

Edited by Timstr11, 16 January 2014 - 16:29.


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#220 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 16:29

The E22 has passed all the homologation tests

 

"@Lotus_F1Team: Good news from #Enstone - the #E22 has passed all the homologation tests. #F1 #DoinItRight http://t.co/AmmAmgkGro"



#221 Timstr11

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 16:32

The airbox entry does not look different despite having Turbo's (Although passive ducts seem to be removed).

High chassis not sloping down so there will be a sudden dip to 525mm further to the front.



#222 mclarensmps

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 16:38

Very interested in seeing this nose solution.



#223 Alburaq

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 20:18

That air intake looks different to me. It looks very oval/circular/elliptical while the R31/E20/E21 air box intake have a flat lower lip...

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Edited by Alburaq, 16 January 2014 - 20:18.


#224 charly0418

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 20:21

It's just the skeleton of the car. They could still have that kind of intake.

 

The crazy thing here is that most teams passed this tests back in early December and their cars are pretty much ready to go for Jerez



#225 swerved

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 23:11

Very interested in seeing this nose solution.

 

My guess is that it will resemble Martin Whitmarsh's nose, ie: out of joint.



#226 Alburaq

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:27

A FW-26esque nose for the E22?

http://www.omnicorse...o-tipo-williams



#227 boldhakka

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:31

The crazy thing here is that most teams passed this tests back in early December and their cars are pretty much ready to go for Jerez

 

Indeed. A cursory Google showed that Sauber and Caterham both had already passed homologation tests in early to mid December. 



#228 just me again

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 15:06

A FW-26esque nose for the E22?

http://www.omnicorse...o-tipo-williams

 

I think some of the noses this year will be the Walrus/FW26 type, but with a forward facing stick on one of the pylons for the crash test structure.

 

Bjørn



#229 quidam

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 15:07

More about E22 :

 

http://www.newsf1.it...-musetto-lotus/

 

 

http://www.omnicorse...manico-di-scopa


Edited by quidam, 19 January 2014 - 15:09.


#230 darkkis

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:29

New sponsor for Lotus. Danish Saxo bank.

 

http://www1.skysport...anish-saxo-bank



#231 quidam

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:30

New sponsor :

 

 

 

Saxo Bank ‏@saxobank

Welcome @Lotus_F1Team to the Saxo family #formula1 #motorsport pic.twitter.com/IXFcBNgWah



#232 iiMac

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:52

New sponsor :

New hashtag:
#ImSaxoAndImKnowIt :)

#233 Hayden1

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 18:49

Ciaron Pilbeam left to McLaren , Looks like EB got lot of work in this s ship  :rotfl: 



#234 Alburaq

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:12

3 very productive days of work in the sim @Lotus_F1Team this week. Now heading home. #v6 #turbopower #F1 pic.twitter.com/HSBc1cfT4B



#235 F.M.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:57

The team will announce the arrival of new commercial partners and sponsors when it unveils its 2014 car, the E22, at the beginning of the first Bahrain pre-season test in February.

we head into what promises to be an exciting 2014 season with an innovative new car, new partners and a new
management structure at Enstone.

New sponsor: we are proud to announce that we have concluded an agreement with YotaPhone and its shareholders. YotaPhone shareholders will become important partners to Genii and YotaPhone a sponsor to the Lotus F1 team this year.

#236 Reinmuster

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:43

It's great to have some sponsors new to F1 to come on board especially with Lotus.  :clap:

 

p.s. : Yotaphone seems to have nice smartphone too. I mean .. dual screen?


Edited by Reinmuster, 24 January 2014 - 10:44.


#237 Shiroo

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:18

It's great to have some sponsors new to F1 to come on board especially with Lotus.  :clap:

 

p.s. : Yotaphone seems to have nice smartphone too. I mean .. dual screen?

 

YotaPhone has cool e-paper screen at the back. Pretty good stuff, especially when you can turn off normal screen, and save shitload of energy while reading pages etc.



#238 Alburaq

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:25

Lotus F1 Team ‏@Lotus_F1Team 6 Min.
If we can promise you one thing today... It's that our nose doesn't look like this. #E22 pic.twitter.com/ohG56rKzYQ
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#239 Jerem

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:06

https://twitter.com/...4347264/photo/1

 

Looks better than the other noses i've seen so far.


Edited by Jerem, 24 January 2014 - 12:07.


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#240 Lights

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:07

Ha, Lotus trolling McLaren.



#241 charly0418

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:08

dat nose



#242 bauss

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:09

best nose so far... looks like another dark horse



#243 F.M.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:11

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Edited by F.M., 24 January 2014 - 12:13.


#244 Disgrace

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:11

Nothing like dat double penetration.



#245 Kristian

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:13

This could mate with the McLaren!



#246 jrg19

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:14

Thats the way to go with the nose.



#247 LightningLewis

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:14

Wow even uglier than the McLaren 



#248 MadYarpen

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:14

will look good from the side, but the nose is ugly as well :lol: :lol:

The rear looks tight though!



#249 vista

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:15

Look at that exhaust! The bodywork is very wide in that section around the exhaust.



#250 charly0418

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:16

This could mate with the McLaren!

LOL