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#3301 Kalmake

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 18:21

It would lack downforce with the current regs and thin air. If you allow for super-sized wings it should beat the record without much trouble.



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#3302 dave34m

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 02:09

What do the teams do on these non race weeks like between Aus, Maylaysia and China, do they have a base somewhere in Asia or do the return to home base



#3303 BlinkyMcSquinty

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 02:28

What do the teams do on these non race weeks like between Aus, Maylaysia and China, do they have a base somewhere in Asia or do the return to home base

After a race, each team has to break everything down and prepare for transport. The engines must be removed and handed over to the engine manufacturers. Everything must be placed in containers, shipped to the airport, and flown to the next venue. There is a lot of work that has to be done to prepare for the next race, laying out the electrical supply, the connections for the computers, many many details. For us two weeks may seem casual, but for the teams it is non-stop hard work.

The drivers and team executives may fly home, do whatever they need to do for the next race. Upgrade parts and spares have to be flown out, very few on the team get a break.



#3304 Nonesuch

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Posted Yesterday, 12:38

Does anyone have an idea of the origin of the phrase 'delta times' used in reference to an absolute target lap time? :confused:

 

Back in school I was taught that delta is used to refer to a change, for example: in the case a lap time of 1:42,000 was followed by a lap time of 1:42,500 the delta-time would be +0,500 seconds.

 

Google Trends isn't much help, as the phrase is still quite obscure in the grand scheme of things.


Edited by Nonesuch, Yesterday, 12:39.


#3305 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted Yesterday, 13:32

The Delta refers to the onboard timing display which tells you how fast you're going vs your best lap/target time/etc. 

 

But they can't explain it that way, they have to use paddock jargon.

 

Just like you can't lock your wheel, you have to under-rotate the front axle