Formula 1 2016 F1 Constructor tech info/development thread. (READ 1ST POST)

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  1. spyrrari

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  2. catamount39

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    And here's some video of said test. :tup:

     
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  3. SVT Cobra GT

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    I know Ferrari are only testing a 2015 car with 2017 adapted parts, but I really hope next years cars look better and more aggressive than that.

    Also have they widened the car itself? Aren't they going back up to 2m wide from 1.8m?
     
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    The parts only simulate the levels of downforce expected. It's like the rear wing Williams tried out in Barcelona I think it was. The new wings will fold backwards almost.
     
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    And they're running ground-effect skirts to mimic the lateral potential.
     
  6. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    That car isn't all the modified, it's just current level rules being modified to fit the tires and try the level of downforce needed. The rear wing, dive boards, front wing, turning vanes...are not even the same as what is expected for 2017. This isn't something that should be looked at as what to expect in the future aside from the tires.
     
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    Thank god for that.

    I know that Ferrari weren't trialling everything that would look drastically different bar the tyres, I do think the SF15T looked good in that set up, so my hopes for some good looking 2017 machinery will carry on.
     
  8. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    If you look at images in the 2015 thread of that same ferrari, you'll be hard pressed to find anything really different. The obvious thing being the go pro on the nose cone :sly:
     
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    I did spot the Go Pro. :p
     
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  10. Samus

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    As far as I know the car body itself isn't getting wider, only the floor. Seems pointless to me, that's a lot of floor with nothing on it.

    https://www.formula1.com/content/fo...1/future-vision---the-f1-car--2017-style.html

    [​IMG]
     
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    It's the underside of the floor doing the work though... that looks like it'll offer a much better offset to the wheel's turbulence.
     
  13. TenEightyOne

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    So you like hearing the team radio, huh?

    Bernie has lots of team radio, and he likes selling things. So guess what?
     
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    :lol:
    I think the tap sounds better :D
     
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  16. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    This is cool, even if it is more for next years thread than the current one.

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    How wide are they compared to the grooved tyres?
    If I remember correctly, the slicks got slimmer compared to the grooved tyres. Right?
     
  18. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    I don't recall that I think 2009 to now has slight width increase as the cars started to deviate from the narrow track path they were put on in '98 up to that point.
     
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    I think the 2009 slicks had the same dimensions as the grooved tyres before them, with the only change I remember being a decrease in the front tyre width for the 2010 season.
     
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    Another thing that's important to keep in mind in is, once they bring in the Halo the cars will need to change again in a massive way as the airbox situation is not suitable for how the Halo is designed.

    So we could get 2 wild years of car changes if the Halo isn't implemented untill 2018.
     
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    I know that it's for comparison purposes, but the first thing I thought of was Jeremy Clarkson's "Axle of Evil" in the Top Gear Middle East special.
     
  22. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    I figured someone would see that.
     
  23. Peter.

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    I just thought of the 6 wheeled Ferrari 312

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    And with Toro Rosso going to a shiny new Renault engine next year, they'll be the only team in the field with a **** engine. Manor and Haas doing so well also means that Sauber are now doomed to the rear barring other things happening.
     
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    There have been rumours that they'd be interested in Formula E. In my opinion, that's all they can do that will keep them somewhat competitive. Currently, they're not going to gain any prize money and the costs of keeping the team running are going to bring them down.

    I think, unless some miracle occurs, Sauber F1 will be dead by 2018.
     
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    Wouldn't mind seeing them return to sportscars, that's where they started anyway. FE would be interesting though.
     
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    They said that they looked into it, and very nearly joined it, but ultimately decided against it.
     
  30. Pete05

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    You're optimistic. I'll be amazed if they're on the grid next year.
     
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