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Old 31st January 2011, 17:20   #181
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Ferrari's KERS unit is located INSIDE the fuel tank.
Very innovative.
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^^ That was a misinterpretation by some press sources I guess. The KERS as I understand is located right above the fuel tank!

Any faults in the KERS unit would mean danger from leaked curren and that will be worst disaster ever if its going to be placed inside a fuel tank.
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Q: As far as consumption is concerned, what has been done?
Luca Marmorini: The consumption remains one of the most important aspects regarding the performance. This year we also have to consider that the KERS is positioned inside the fuel tank. If you donít want to create a much longer and much wider car, keeping the consumption under control is one of the most important issues during the development in winter. Here it is an advantage that Ferrari has such a long-serving partner like Shell in the area of fuels.
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The KERS battery pack is mounted inside the monocoque under the fuel tank (not within the actual tank and petrol!). As the batteries are denser than fuel this keeps a low CofG, already most teams have several centimeters of space under the fuel taken up by blocks of ballast, rising the fuel tank by an equal amount. One area Ferrari were clear that they have improved KERS on this year is the way the MGU charges when the car brakes. Marmorini stated this was improving the “dragging” of the system.
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Old 1st February 2011, 22:19   #185
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For whatever it's worth ... today was the 1st day of testing.

This is how it was in the 1st half ...

Source : Valencia Formula One Test - Alonso starts with a flourish | Formula 1 | Formula 1 news, live F1 | ESPN F1

Pos. Driver Car Best Time Laps
1.
Fernando Alonso Ferrari F150 1:14.718 46
2. Sebastian vettel Red Bull RB7 1:14.921 19
3.
Nico Hulkenberg Force India VJM-03 1:15.615 29
4
. Kamu Kobayashi Sauber C30 1:15.831 38
5.
Gary Paffett McLaren MP4-25 1:16.256 45
6.
Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin MVR-02 1:16.398 32
7.
Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso STR6 1:18.260 8
8.
Narain Karthikeyan HRT F111 1:18.650 22
9.
Rubens Barrichello Williams FW32 1:18.714 11
10.
Nico Rosberg Mercedes WO2 1:19.930 9

And in the second half ...

Source : http://www.planetf1.com/news/3213/67...l-takes-charge

Unofficial Times
01. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:13.769 93 laps
02. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:13.938 + 0.169s 71 laps
03. Gary Paffett McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.292 + 0.523s 91 laps
04. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:14.461 + 0.692s 28 laps
05. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:14.553 + 0.784s 97 laps
06. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:15.621 + 1.852s 68 laps
07. Jerome D'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:16.003 + 2.234s 71 laps
08. Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:16.351 + 2.582s 28 laps
09. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:16.450 + 2.681s 15 laps
10. Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:17.214 + 3.445s 19 laps
11. Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:17.335 + 3.566s 77 laps
12. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:18.020 + 4.251s 45 laps
13. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:19.930 + 6.161s 9 laps

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Here's what Alonso had to say about the timings..

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I remember that last year at the last test in Barcelona we were sixth fastest with Sauber and Force India ahead of us. At Sakhir we lapped them. I think that this question mark will remain right up to the first race.
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Dear All,

Follow this links for live timings.

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Formule 1 nieuws, uitslagen, standen, teams en coureurs • F1Today.nl

Cheers!

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McLaren to feature innovative exhaust similar to Renault | Formula 1 | Formula 1 news, live F1 | ESPN F1

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With the innovative new Renault exhaust system the talk of the paddock in Valencia on Wednesday, it has emerged that McLaren's 2011 challenger also features a novel exhaust system.

The Lotus Renault R31 hit the circuit on Tuesday with Vitaly Petrov behind the wheel, the car's exhaust exiting at the bottom of the sidepod area. And, according to Auto Motor und Sport, the new McLaren has a similar design. "The MP4-26 apparently has the same trick," said the German report.

The new system is aimed at generating more downforce through the flow of air to the now mandatory single diffuser.

"I'm not going to talk too much about it, I will let our competitors find out by themselves," Renault boss Eric Boullier told ESPNF1. "Yes, we have decided to go a little bit brave in this design and this area to make the car a bit different.

"If you are too conservative you will stay at the back of the queue and we do not want to spend our time copying the others. If you want to be at the front you have to be creative and you also need to bring this creativeness in the team spirit."

And it seems likely that other teams may follow suit, including Mercedes. "Renault's thinking is in the right direction," said team boss Ross Brawn. "We are working on a similar solution."

The McLaren MP4-26 will launch in Berlin on Friday.

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Dear All,

Follow this links for live timings.

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Formule 1 nieuws, uitslagen, standen, teams en coureurs • F1Today.nl

Cheers!

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You get live timings here

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Surprisingly, Force India drivers are not doing too bad, considering it is last year's car, but with Pirelli instead of Bridgestone tyres. FI drivers had reported problems with tyres in quite a few races in 2010. Hopefully the Pirelli tyres will suit them better.
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You get live timings here

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Yes I had gone through it. But it is bit slow.

This one is much better Formule 1 nieuws, uitslagen, standen, teams en coureurs • F1Today.nl

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End of the second day of testing ...

Source : Valencia: Alonso on top | Planet F1 | Formula One News

Unofficial Times:
01. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:13.307 56 laps
02. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:13.614 + 0.145 43 laps
03. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:13.844 + 0.375 43 laps
04. Robert Kubica Renault 1:14.412 + 0.943 44 laps
05. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.701 + 1.232 35 laps
06. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:15.383 + 1.914 36 laps
07. Jaime Alguersuari Scuderia Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:16.474 + 3.005 64 laps
08. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:17.019 + 3.550 39 laps
09. Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:17.288 + 3.819 32 laps
10. Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:17.344 + 3.875 48 laps
11. Narain Karthikeyan Hispania-Cosworth 1:17.823 + 4.354 50 laps
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Force India rocking or what? Why was Sutil not driving?
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If anyone can get their hands on this months F1 racing, please do so!! Detailed overview of upcoming Cars and an awesome Schumi interview.
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Force India rocking or what? Why was Sutil not driving?
Sutil will get the car today. FI are using last year's car which should normally be faster than the current cars due to the F-ducts, double diffusers, lesser weight etc (although i suspect, FI must have altered the car to be close to this year's regulations. In case of Mclaren, they have modified their old car to simulate this year's regulations ) .
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