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22 Feb 2016

A selection of the best technical images from day one of testing from Barcelona courtesy of Sutton Images

















































































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7 comments:

  1. Some nice shots of the utterly useless screamer pipes, all the money the teams spend saving weight and they have to fit separate pipes from a watsegate that never opens. Do the rules get made by monkeys?

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  2. Waste gate does get opened!
    Thanks for the snaps, got my F1 fix for today.

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  3. Not got a clue what I'm looking at but that merc rear end suspension layout looks unusual to me for some reason!

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    1. indeed they took last year concept to the extreme... and so Ferrari and in certain way Williams... the most interesting front suspension is for sure McLaren

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  4. Any idea what the rain drop looking bump is on the new mclaren nose? Doesn't look like it's supposed to be there.

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    1. They have used them in the past to measure wing flex, using rods, so this could be the same but using a camera/ sensors.

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    2. As Siross said they used to flex cables to work it out but now they have high speed camera's looking across at dots on the endplate to see how the wing flexes under load.

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