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Old 8th February 2012, 05:35   #91
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Why does the Force India have two cameras(one on the front wing and the air intake)? The Ferrari seems to have one.

I don't understand these black aerofoilish things, can anyone shed light on them?
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I don't understand these black aerofoilish things, can anyone shed light on them?
If you're talking about the black tube on the roll bar, its a periscope gauge. I have no idea what it does. But Ferrari is always amused by it during tests.

The close up of the duct(?) on the RB8. That rear is packed superbly well.
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Yeah that's what I'm tAlking about, but not this one ! The one on the roll cage is always the
camera, but what's with the whisker-on-a-cat type device on the
VJM05 and the Caterham, attached to the front wing.

Not all cars have them,Could it be the antenna? It seems strange , I really want to know why it exists.
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D33-PAC, I thought you were talking about this periscope gauge.
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Can you post a pic of that 'whisker-on-a-cat' type device?
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The periscope on the ferrari is all about data collection.

The slot on the step on the front nose of the Red Bull looks interesting. After looking around, Adrian Newey (chief designer) has said that it is for driver cooling. I wonder if that will come under scrutiny!?

I dont the times can be taken seriously. Mclaren, Ferrari and Red Bull werent doing any quick laptimes. Mercedes dont have their 2012 car. We should probably wait until the second test to find out the pecking order.

I think this is what D33-PAC is talking about (circled in red):

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As days progress, more Gems from Kimster , this time on DRS !

"The way the wings work is for me a little ridiculous. Overtaking is not really a great art anymore. You just put the wing down and go past easily. The guy in front can't really do anything. But I agree that at least it makes the show better."
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@deetjohn, good joke!


Anyway, sorry for the horrible analogy.

This is what I meant. Now that I've observed it even more, I think I'm wrong, it is not a electrical device.
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Testing Day 2

Shumi's day out!

Times Driver Car Time Laps
1. Michael Schumacer Mercedes W02 1:18.561 132
2. Mark Webber Red Bull RB8 1:19.184 97
3. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso STR7 1:19.587 100
4. Jules Bianchi Force India VJM05 1:20.221 46
5. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus E20 1:20.239 117
6. Paul di Resta Force India VJM05 1:20.272 69
7. Felipe Massa Ferrari F2012 1:20.454 95
8. Jenson Button McLaren MP4-27 1:20.688 85
9. Sergio Perez Sauber C31 1:20.711 57
10. Pastor Maldonado Williams FW34 1:21.197 96
10. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham CT01 1:21.518 139
11. Pedro de la Rosa HRT F111 1:22.518 64
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Peter Windsor's observation on the Jerez testing from the paddock!

Notes from Jerez testing ę peterwindsor.com
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Testing Day 2

Shumi's day out!

Times Driver Car Time Laps
1. Michael Schumacer Mercedes W02 1:18.561 132
2. Mark Webber Red Bull RB8 1:19.184 97
3. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso STR7 1:19.587 100
4. Jules Bianchi Force India VJM05 1:20.221 46
5. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus E20 1:20.239 117
6. Paul di Resta Force India VJM05 1:20.272 69
7. Felipe Massa Ferrari F2012 1:20.454 95
8. Jenson Button McLaren MP4-27 1:20.688 85
9. Sergio Perez Sauber C31 1:20.711 57
10. Pastor Maldonado Williams FW34 1:21.197 96
10. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham CT01 1:21.518 139
11. Pedro de la Rosa HRT F111 1:22.518 64
The Schum did a short run on the soft tyres and zoomed past. Something tells me Mercedes have got some very special design waiting to be unleashed (Rumour in the paddock is a new front wing - which they dont want others to copy quickly).
Imagine if they are the fastest and Micheal gets to grips with the tyres ......

Pure Vintage..........now served in ESPN HD
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Pure Vintage..........now served in ESPN HD
Throw in Montoya and Villeneuve and then it will be pure vintage with real madness.
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Massa seems to be quite negative about the 2012 Ferrari. Makes me wonder if they have gone a bit overboard with the aggression.

Comments from Fellipe
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Throw in Montoya and Villeneuve and then it will be pure vintage with real madness.
More seasonings/toppings can be provide by the likes of Takumo Sato

On Massa's observation, this might be straight sandbagging. He might be instructed to tell that, who knows.
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Massa seems to be quite negative about the 2012 Ferrari. Makes me wonder if they have gone a bit overboard with the aggression.

Comments from Fellipe
Media has really twisted Massa's words when he said that Ferrari is going to spend more time on collecting data since its a completely new car compared to the F150. And if you folks are still worried about the fastest that Ferrari could do, they have used only the Medium & Hard compound tires so far in testing.

Here are Massa's comments from InsideFerrari:

Felipe Massa: ďI think the F2012 could well suit my driving style better than the previous car: for example, there is much less understeer. Itís only a case of working on it calmly and with concentration and thatís what we will continue to do over the next few days when Fernando drives. I think this car has great potential, also taking into account the point we are at now. Is this the ugliest Ferrari Iíve ever driven? I donít know, as from the cockpit you canít see the front wing and therefore not the step either: but definitely from the outside, itís not the prettiestÖĒ
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Not a question on Massa's current rant.

What do you folks think on where he will land up in 2013 ?
I don't think the Scuderia will host him. He might land in one of the midfield teams.... Thoughts please !

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