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Old 1st February 2012, 21:22   #1
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Mclarens the first of the teams to unveil their Challenger car for the 2012 season.

The car is named - MP4-27.
Driver 1 - Jenson Button
Driver 2 - Lewis Hamilton

Guys , can someone throw in some technical inputs regarding the 2012 cars.

Link Source - Auto-sport

New McLaren F1 car a 'complete rework', according to Tim Goss - F1 news - AUTOSPORT.com

McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh says team has not been cautious with new car - F1 news - AUTOSPORT.com
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There are some interesting changes in the 2012 season, but boring nonetheless.

A few of them that i can recollect are:
  • Ban of high grade / exotic engine mappings
  • Off-Throttle blown diffusers banned. In order to prevent teams from circumventing this ban, the FIA has banned the practice of blowing exhaust gases over body parts to improve down force. Interesting!
  • The maximum allowable height of the car nose has been reduced (do not recollect the values)
  • The cars must pass mandatory crash test before being allowed to even test, the kind of delay that struck Ferrari
These are some of the technical changes, there are other changes that inflict sporting regulations.
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Pavan, Caterham was the first to unveil their car online in their website and also via the F1 Racing magazine in UK.

http://thisisf1.com/2012/01/26/2012-...h-in-pictures/
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Boy, the McLaren looks the part , I would say. Waiting for the prancing horse.
When is it being launched ?
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The F2012 is launched.

The name sounds right and the suspension feature pull-rods at both the front and rear.

But the car looks very awkward with that step on the nose. I won't complain if its fast though.

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The front wing will change for sure.

But oh that nose! The car is not aesthetically appealing at all. Was it a last minute addition to lower the front wing? I hate to say this, but the sweeping nose of the MP4-27 looks much better.

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The rule that has caused a lot of the cars to have this ugly stepped nose. The Caterham, Force India and now Ferrari. They all have it. Yuck.

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Downright ugly is the word for Ferrari and VJM05.
BTW what is the name for this year's Ferrari (F151 ??)

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What were SFI thinking ? I just googled "FI vjm05" in images and think of similarity!? a hammerhead
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What were SFI thinking ? I just googled "FI vjm05" in images and think of similarity!? a hammerhead
Whats all with this Beluga Whale design

What on earth, not sure, why and how it will aid them, lets wait and watch.
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Whats all with this Beluga Whale design

What on earth, not sure, why and how it will aid them, lets wait and watch.

Are cars allowed to test their cars now

Here's our Sahara Force India on the circuit.



Force India VJM05 on-track at Silverstone - YouTube
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Paul De Resta says the VJM05 is a fine piece of art.

My good god, when did ugly become art ?
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The F2012 is launched.

The name sounds right and the suspension feature pull-rods at both the front and rear.

But the car looks very awkward with that step on the nose. I won't complain if its fast though.

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The front wing will change for sure.

But oh that nose! The car is not aesthetically appealing at all. Was it a last minute addition to lower the front wing? I hate to say this, but the sweeping nose of the MP4-27 looks much better.
What's more interesting is that TCS is no longer an official partner or sponsors for the 2012 season. Have Ferrari and TCS parted ways?

Check out the updated partner and sponsor's list for Ferrari,

Ferrari F2012 - The Brand new Ferrari F1 singleseater

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In the interest of clarity can we merge this thread with the 2012 F1 thread.
Pavan, Mods is that a good idea ?

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Are cars allowed to test their cars now
These should be installation runs to check the systems on the car and AFAIK it is restricted to 50km.
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