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#1 AlexS

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 17:18

Should be mandatory that the broken noses should be replaced?



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#2 jrg19

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 17:21

I mentioned this in the TR thread, in the first pit stop teams could create a devise that chops the nose end off?



#3 AlexS

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 17:24

That would be illegal. But an accident is in a grey zone. 

 

I wonder also if that pieces shouldn't be replaceable instead of belonging to the whole wing.



#4 Zava

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 17:26

I mentioned this in the TR thread, in the first pit stop teams could create a devise that chops the nose end off?

that would be perfectly legal and go totally unnoticed. right?



#5 jrg19

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 17:29

It would be a simple circumcision.

 

Or TPs could tell their drivers to knock each others noses off?



#6 Fastcake

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 17:36

It would be a simple circumcision.

 

Or TPs could tell their drivers to knock each others noses off?

 

Which will undoubtedly have hilarious consequences (for us, not the team).   ;)



#7 mlsnoopy

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 17:39

Should be mandatory that the broken noses should be replaced?

 

Considering that it's a crash structure, I doubt that it would be easy to break the nose.



#8 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 17:40

I don't see what it would do. The nose-tip on the Toro Rosso looks fairly aerodynamically neutral. You'd just be adding a blunt start to the nose and possibly a hole. How is that an improvement?



#9 Buttoneer

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 17:43

The noses are part of the crash structure and provide less safety if damaged or removed.  The FIA would be well within their rights to black or black & orange a car if a team did this.  It's possible that with the way the sport is run, this might happen for a race or two if it really does provide a benefit, but they will clamp down on it and the team which did it will be called cheaty cheaters for a while before we all forget.

 

And please can you leave out the nob gags already?



#10 Exb

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 17:45

Wouldn't this fall under something similar to the Lotus cars breaking the floor stays last year, the Lotus failed scrutineering as it didn't comply with the rules, the first time it was accepted as accidental damage but the second time (even under the same circumstances of hitting a curb) the car was disqualified. If the nose was broken, the car would no longer be within the rules and if it was thought to be deliberate to gain performance the car would be disqualified.

#11 muramasa

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 17:50

such a nose that would break and be chopped off "nicely" shouldnt pass crash test in the first place i'd think, but some team might put some trick in there, i dont know.



#12 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 19:31

Would fail scrutineering. Specifically rule 7.6:

"Thou 2014 car shall at all times display a rather large cocknose or other equally ugly adornment".

#13 Disgrace

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 19:33

It would be a simple circumcision.

 

Or TPs could tell their drivers to knock each others noses off?

 

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