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Old 8th January 2005, 19:37   #1
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The racer for 2005.. unveiled !



















Details here..
http://f1.racing-live.com/en/index.h...08142400.shtml
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Old 8th January 2005, 19:44   #2
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Aah finally.. the first of the F1 car launches . Just makes me happy to know that the start of the new season is drawing closer. I must admit that with its colour combo the Toyota is one the best looking cars on the grid today. Plus it seems quite amusing to see ralf in the Toyota racing gear since we're all so used to seeing him in the Williams gear for the past many seasons.

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I must admit that with its colour combo the Toyota is one the best looking cars on the grid today.
I find the silver-black combo on the Mclarens, the best.

Honda could look the worst with the introduction of 555. Did you see the racing gear they made Button and Sato get into?? Blue n something.....yuckkk!!!

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TF105 looks good, the only significant chnge i can see at first is the rear wing design.... And has any testing been done yet?? How is the peformance??
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niceeee ....
yea the rear wing has changed ...
hope ralf gets a gud package ...
looking forward to the mclaren duo destroy the ferrari ...
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Technical specs of the 2005 Toyota F1 car

Monocoque construction: Moulded carbon fibre and honeycomb construction
Fuel tank: ATL safety cell
Front suspension: Carbon fibre double wishbone arrangement, with carbon fibre trackrod and pushrod Pushrod activates rocker, torsion bar, damper and anti roll bar assy
Rear suspension: Carbon fibre double wishbone arrangement, with carbon fibre toelink and pushrod Pushrod activates rocker, torsion bar, damper and anti roll bar assy
Dampers: Sachs/Toyota
Wheels: BBS forged magnesium
Tyres: Michelin
Brakes callipers: Brembo
Brakes master cylinders: Brembo
Braking material: Hitco (carbon/carbon)
Steering: Toyota power-assisted steering
Steering wheel display: Toyota carbon fibre wheel with Toyota/Magneti Marelli instrument
Driver seat: Carbon fibre construction, moulded to driver's shape
Driver restraints: Sparco
Driver HANS device: Toyota design
Electronic systems: Toyota/Magneti Marelli
Transmission: 7-speed unit plus reverse. Toyota-designed maincase with Toyota/Xtrac internals. Gear selection is sequential, via driver controlled electro-hydraulic actuation

Dimensions

Wheelbase: 3,090mm
Overall length: 4,530mm
Overall height: 950mm
Overall width: 1,800mm
Overall weight: 600kg

Engine specs

Designation: RVX-05
Number of cylinders: 10
Capacity: 2998cc
Horsepower: More than 900bhp
Revolutions: Approximately 19,000rpm
Valve actuation: Pneumatic
Throttle actuation: Hydraulic
Spark Plugs: Denso
Fuel: Esso
Lubricants: Esso
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Well ... I'm HUGELY disappointed.

I was certain that Gascoyne had something up his sleeve, and that the Tf105 would be more Renault-like (short wheelbase - interesting aero). This is far from what I expected. It looks like the 2002 Jaguar

With so many new rules regarding the aero, I had expected all the wind tunnel time spent by Toyota to result in a car that looked more 'adapted' to the new rear wing and the higher front wing.

The FIA claimed that the new aero was designed to reduce downforce without reducing drag, so I had expected them to go on a lookout for new solutions to increase downforce or reduce drag. Not necessarily radical stuff, but new flip-ups and new turning vanes and/or bargeboards must - in my opinion - be relevant areas to modify when you change the air-flow round the front wheels and the rear wing design.

However - let's give Gascoyne a bit of goodwill. It is often seen that new cars are launched with last years bits stuck to the chassis in an attempt to hide any new development. Come march - or even during january and february testing - we might well be watching a very different TF105.
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