|22nd January 2009, 18:50||#136|
Specifications of MP4 24
Chassis: McLaren moulded carbon fibre/aluminium honeycomb composite incorporating front and side impact structures. Contains integral safety fuel cell
Front suspension: Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pushrod and bell crank with a double wishbone arrangement
Rear suspension: Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pushrod and bell crank with a double wishbone arrangement
Suspension dampers: Koni
Electronics: McLaren Electronic Systems control units incorporating electronics for chassis, engine and data acquisition. McLaren Electronic Systems also supplies the electronic dashboard, alternator voltage control, sensors, data analysis and telemetry systems
Bodywork: One-piece engine cover and sidepod covers. Separate floor section, structural nose with integral front wing
Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza
Race wheels: Enkei
Brake calipers: Akebono
Brake master cylinders: Akebono
Batteries: GS Yuasa Corporation
Steering: McLaren power-assisted
Instruments: McLaren Electronic Systems
Type: Mercedes-Benz FO 108W
Capacity: 2.4 litres
Maximum rpm: 18,000 (FIA regulatory limit for 2009)
Bank angle: 90°
Piston bore maximum; 98mm (FIA regulation)
Number of valves: 32
Fuel: Mobil High Performance Unleaded (5.75% bio fuel)
Lubricants: Mobil 1 – for higher performance, lower friction and better wear resistance
Weight: 95kg (minimum FIA regulation weight)
Gearbox: Seven forward and one reverse
|22nd January 2009, 18:50||#137|
Renault R 29
Specifications of renault r29
Chassis: Renault R29
Construction: Moulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque, manufactured by the Renault F1 Team and designed for maximum strength with minimum weight. RS27 V8 engine installed as a fully-stressed member.
Front suspension: Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones operate an inboard rocker via a pushrod system. This is connected to a torsion bar and damper units which are mounted inside the front of the monocoque. MMC aluminium uprights and machined magnesium wheels.
Rear suspension: Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones operating angled torsion bars and transverse-mounted damper units mounted on the top of the gearbox casing. MMC aluminium uprights and machined magnesium wheels.
Transmission: Seven-speed semi-automatic carbon-titanium gearbox with reverse gear. “Quickshift” system in operation to maximise speed of gearshifts.
Fuel system: Kevlar-reinforced rubber fuel cell by ATL.
KERS: Motor generator unit driving into front of engine with batteries as an energy store.
Cooling system: Separate oil and water radiators located in the car's sidepods and cooled using airflow from the car's forward motion
Electrical: MES-Microsoft Standard Electronic Control Unit / Magnetti-Marelli KERS control unit.
Braking system: Carbon discs and pads (Hitco); calipers and mastercylinders by AP Racing.
Cockpit: Removable driver’s seat made of anatomically formed carbon composite, with six-point harness seat belt. Steering wheel integrates gear change and clutch paddles, front flap adjuster and KERS energy release controls.
Car dimensions and weight
Front track: 1450 mm
Rear track: 1400 mm
Overall length: 4800 mm
Overall height: 950 mm
Overall width: 1800 mm
Overall weight: 605 kg, with driver, cameras and ballast
Designation: Renault RS27
Capacity: 2400 cc
Architecture: 90° V8, naturally aspirated
Weight: 95 kg
Max rpm: 18,000 rpm
Battery: Renault F1 Team
|22nd January 2009, 18:55||#138|
Monocoque construction: Moulded carbon fibre and honeycomb construction
Fuel tank: ATL safety cell
Suspension: Carbon fibre double wishbone arrangement, with carbon fibre trackrod and pushrod
Wheels: BBS forged magnesium
Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza
Brakes: Toyota/Brembo callipers, Brembo master cylinders, Hitco material (carbon/carbon)
Steering: Toyota power-assisted steering. Toyota carbon fibre steering wheel with Toyota / Magneti Marelli instruments
Driver's seat: Carbon fibre
HANS device: Hubbard-Downing
Electronics: Toyota, Magneti Marelli plus McLaren Electronics Systems ECU (as required by FIA rules)
Transmission: 7-speed unit plus reverse
Overall length: 4636 mm
Overall height: 950 mm
Overall width: 1800 mm
Overall weight: 605 kg including driver and camera
Designation: Toyota RVX-09
Configuration: 90° V8
Horsepower: Approximately 740bhp
Revolutions: Maximum 18,000rpm (as required by FIA rules)
Valve actuation: Pneumatic
Throttle actuation: Hydraulic
Spark Plugs: DENSO
|22nd January 2009, 18:58||#139|
Williams car specs
Chassis construction: Monocoque construction fabricated from carbon aramid epoxy and honeycomb composite structure, surpassing FIA impact and strength requirements
Front suspension: Carbon bre double wishbone arrangement, with composite toelink and pushrod activated springs and anti-roll bar
Rear suspension: Double wishbone and pushrod activated springs and anti-roll bar
Transmission: Williams F1 seven speed seamless sequential semi-automatic shift plus reverse gear in a aluminium maincase, gear selection electro-hydraulically actuated
Clutch: AP Carbon plate
Dampers: Williams F1
Wheels: RAYS forged magnesium
Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza, F 350mm wide, R 375mm wide
Brake system: 6 piston AP calipers all round, Carbon Industrie carbon discs and pads
Steering: Williams F1 power assisted rack and pinion
Fuel system: ATL Kevlar-reinforced rubber bladder
Electronic systems: MES
KERS: Williams Hybrid Power’s patented Magnetic Loaded Composite flywheel system
Cooling system: Marston oil, water, and gearbox radiators
Cockpit: Driver six point safety harness with 75mm shoulder straps & HANS system, removable anatomically formed carbon fibre seat covered in Alcantara. Safety Devices extinguisher systems
Weight: 605 kg with driver, camera and ballast
Wheelbase: 3100 mm
Length: 4800 mm
Height: 950 mm
Width: 1800 mm
Designation: Toyota 2.4L V8, 90° V angle, pneumatic valve train.
Fuel management and ignition systems: Toyota
Spark plugs: ND
Engine materials: include block and pistons in aluminium, crankshaft in steel billet, connecting rods in titanium
|22nd January 2009, 19:03||#140|
|23rd January 2009, 06:53||#141|
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Ferrari has initially announced during their launch that the F60 which will sport at Melbourne this year would be compeletely different from what they have launched. The F60 development is still in progress.
It is too early to call it illegal though and its not a surprise when Haug opens up against a Ferrari being illegal!
|23rd January 2009, 10:33||#142|
Hi can some help why renault have gone such a wide nose when most of them have gone for much sharper and longer( at least in looks) is it to carry extra ballast or is it void from below so it can generate some negative pressure below the wings if by doing so will down force be increased
|23rd January 2009, 10:42||#143|
gp in INDIA in 2011
It is off topic but felt sad that it is moved away by a year again
We thought the GP in India was 2010 but the latest news says 2011
BBC SPORT | Motorsport | Formula One | India 'will host 2011 Grand Prix'
|23rd January 2009, 11:43||#144|
as per the new rules the pit lane closure at the time of safety car has been deleted which i think was article 40.6 , well thats some good news as far as racing is concerned.
|23rd January 2009, 14:31||#145|
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|23rd January 2009, 16:14||#147|
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Cars look ugly this year thanks to the changes in front and rear wings.Lesser downforce will lead to closer racing and more overtaking.Hmmm.Where have I heard that before? Every year I guess.
My prediction for this year would be a very close tussle between Kimi and Hamilton,with Alonso possibly throwing the occasional spanner in the works.
F1 to me has lost the emotional quotient ever since Schumi retired
|23rd January 2009, 20:21||#148|
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|26th January 2009, 19:51||#149|
"3.8.5 Once the relevant bodywork surfaces are defined in accordance with Article 3.8.4, apertures may be added for the following purposes only:
- single apertures either side of the car center line for the sole purpose of exhaust exits. These apertures may have a combined area of no more than 50,000 sq.mm when projected onto the surface itself.""
As per this article and what i can understand is aperture means an opening only and not the pipe jetting out, that seems to be the problem
|26th January 2009, 20:36||#150|
how williams SURVIVED 2009 AND 2010 SEASON
"Ecclestone brokers deal to keep team racing
Published: January 23 2009 23:20 | Last updated: January 23 2009 23:20
Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One commercial director, has revealed that he advanced the struggling Williams team £14.5m after it committed to stay in the sport, write Christian Sylt and Caroline Reid.
Williams has made a loss of £50m over the past two years but the boost from Mr Ecclestone has helped the team get its budget in place until the end of 2010.
A total of £130m has been set aside as an incentive for F1’s nine teams to sign the Concorde Agreement, the contract that binds them to race in F1 but which expired at the end of 2007.
The teams now race in F1 under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreed in 2006 with CVC, the private equity group that has majority control of F1, but this is not legally binding.
The MOU increased the teams’ annual prize money from 25 per cent to 50 per cent of the sport’s underlying profits and these payments began last year. But the teams have not signed a new contract, prompting Mr Ecclestone to say: “We have no contract and no invoice so why are we paying them?”
CVC offered the teams a signing bonus, comprising the difference between the old and the increased prize money backdated from 2004-07 and estimated at £130m, subject to the signing of a new Concorde Agreement, which CVC needs if it wants to withdraw from the business.
Williams, however, has already received its share of the money from 2006 and 2007. “It’s a prepayment,” says Mr Ecclestone. “They are entitled to some back-payments only due for payment when they sign the Concorde . . . we said to them we will pay you now.”
The back-dated payments represent about 20 per cent of Williams’ revenues and will have helped the team get its budget in place in spite of losing sponsors."
Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2009
Hope they perform well this season or i really pity them as they can be termed as legend team in F1