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Old 19th January 2009, 19:14   #121
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I would say new F1 rules have robbed the F1 cars their beauty (?).. F60 looks like a race car of lower spec kind of formula rolon cars. sad :(

Personally i think they are pretty good looking expect the rear wing


Also in terms of F60 Ferrari the mirrors positioning for the use for airflow looks very interesting. I am not sure but the seating position in f60 looks to have been brought forward unlike f2008 with a wheel base being smaller ( hopefully somebody can get those stats.)
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I also didn't like the look of these new cars. Older ones were more grand and a feast for any motorsport eye.

Let's hope the action makes up for this.
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For me the renault looks worse,may be due the colour and those shark fins on the back.

ferrari looks good,mclaren feels a bit better i feel its due to that colour scheme,williams could have done better with the colour.

All these things make these cars look like a lower spec versions.
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It's the BMW SAUBER F1.09....launched in valencia,SPAIN-20 Jan 2009
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Renault ought to get an award for the ugliest looking car. Note however, the ugliest car suddenly looks good if it qualifies anywhere on the front 2 rows in Australia!
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The cars do look really compact!

You can see the narrow cockpit in this picture. Or is it Kimi who has become bigger !
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2007 and 2008 were both fantastic seasons. This season, I predict would be more exciting and close between Ferraris, McLaren, BMW and Renault. Among the drivers, Lewis, Felipe, Kimi, Kubica and Alonso would be the ones to look out for.

With respect to the new cars, I think they are one of the ugliest looking F1 cars till date ... I hope they would not be slow as compared to previous seasons with the reduction in the RPM :-)

Well, hoping to witness a good season. Looking forward to Singapore night race and season finale at Abu Dhabi.

Have fun guys.
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It is rumored that Ferrari F60 has front wing issues, reason why they shifted testing to Mugello, though they cited rain(which they got anyway). If it is true, they better sort it out soon, else they will get their backsides handed on a plate.

This season is going to be interesting, I think we have lots of surprises in store.
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It is rumored that Ferrari F60 has front wing issues, reason why they shifted testing to Mugello, though they cited rain(which they got anyway). If it is true, they better sort it out soon, else they will get their backsides handed on a plate.

This season is going to be interesting, I think we have lots of surprises in store.
The front wing issue during the shakedown laps was due to a manufacturing defect on that particular part.

In the testing which happened at Mugello, Kimi had almost 3 trips off the track and the car came out safe without a damage.
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The cars do look really compact!

You can see the narrow cockpit in this picture. Or is it Kimi who has become bigger !
I doubt its Kimi or Massa.

That tall frame must be of Schumi

Nice scarlet Ferrari there.

Somehow i am not liking the front wing design, the F1 cars are now looking more like the dinky cars.
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Now Nobert Haugh & Walter Riedl - have said that the Ferrari might be illegal due to the exterior rear exhaust oulets.

Anybody know what the new regulations state?

To me it looks like everyones got Rear exhausts so it must be a problem with the positioning? Or the fact that they are both exposed?

Can anyone shed some light on this?

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Specs of Bmw f 1.09

Specifications

Chassis: carbon-fibre monocoque
Suspension: upper and lower wishbones (front and rear),
inboard springs and dampers, actuated by pushrods (Sachs Race Engineering)
Brakes: six-piston brake callipers (Brembo), carbon pads and discs (Brembo, Carbone Industrie)
Transmission: G1.09 7-speed 'quick-shift' gearbox designed to last 4 races, longitudinally mounted, carbon-fibre clutch
KERS: System with energy storage in batteries, BMW Sauber F1 Team
Chassis electronics: MES
Steering wheel: BMW Sauber F1 Team
Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza
Wheels: OZ

Dimensions

Length: 4690 mm
Width: 1800 mm
Height: 1000 mm
Track width, front: 1470 mm
Track width, rear: 1410 mm
Weight: 605 kg (incl. driver, tank empty)

Engine

Type: BMW P86/8, normally aspirated V8
Bank angle: 90 degrees
Displacement: 2,400 cc
Valves: four per cylinder
Valve train: pneumatic
Engine block: aluminium
Cylinder head: aluminium
Crankshaft: steel
Oil system: dry sump lubrication
Engine management: standard ECU (MES)
Spark plugs: NGK
Pistons: aluminium
Connecting rods: titanium
Dimensions:
  • Length: 518 mm
  • Width: 555 mm
  • Height: 595 mm (overall)
Weight: 95 kg
Maximum engine speed: 18000 rpm
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Specifications of F60 Ferrari


Chassis: Carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Differential: Ferrari longitudinal gearbox, Limited-slip differential
Gearbox Semiautomatic sequential electronically controlled gearbox - quick shift; 7 gears + Reverse
Brakes: Brembo ventilated carbon-fibre disc brakes
Suspension: Independent suspension, push-rod activated torsion springs front and rear
Weight: (with water, lubricant and driver) 605 kg
Wheels: BBS Wheels (front and rear) 13"
Kers: Kinetic energy recovery system by Ferrari in cooperation with Magneti Marelli

Engine

Designation: Type 056
Configuration: Cilinder block in cast aluminium V8 90
Number of valves: 32, pneumatically distributed
Displacement: 2398 cc
Piston bore: 98 mm
Weight: > 95 kg
Injection: Magneti Marelli digital electronic injection
Ignition: Magneti Marelli static electronic ignition
Fuel: Shell V-Power ULG-66L/2
Lubricant: Lubricant Shell
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