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18 hours ago, JohnC said:

McLaren and Dell teaming up. Apparently more than slapping a name on the car and shipping a bunch of computers in. They’ll be collaborating on a bunch of other stuff too. 

 

it's only going to be 90-days though. Unless they take the extended warranty.

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On 7/2/2018 at 21:42, JohnC said:

McLaren and Dell teaming up. Apparently more than slapping a name on the car and shipping a bunch of computers in. They’ll be collaborating on a bunch of other stuff too. 

 

At least it gives them someone other than Honda to blame for breaking down now. 

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That looks great. Surely they’ll move to something like that for next year?

 

Edit: Indycars don’t run in the rain right? Wonder how that would work when it’s pissing down?

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I seem to remember I suggested something like that when they first mooted the idea, but everyone seemed confident such a screen couldn’t be strong enough and would be impossible to see through in the wet. Do they run in the wet? Although I’d have thought helmet visors would have the same problem with spray and they work somehow :unsure:

 

edit: some of what he said :P 

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IndyCars do run in the wet on street and road courses. Not sure how they're going to deal with that.

 

When Vettel tried the Ferrari version of the aero bubble at Silverstone last year he said he found the glare distracting and was worried about build up of debris/oil/rubber as well as water. Will be interested to see how IndyCar plan to deal with it.

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Has anyone watched the Grand Prix Driver documentary series which was released on Amazon Prime yesterday? Getting decent reviews. It's only four episodes (each about thirty minutes) so will try and watch some of it over this weekend.

 

Below is the series synopsis:

GRAND PRIX Driver goes inside the secretive world of Formula 1 by offering never-before-granted access to the inner workings of McLaren. After three tough years, McLaren is hopeful that this is the year the team will be back on the podium, and they have promoted rookie driver Stoffel Vandoorne alongside two-time world champion Fernando Alonso to work towards this goal. Narrated by Michael Douglas.

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They buggered the subtitles on my TV app. No subtitles for foreign bits and the only one that can be turned on is German. Works properly in the browser though.

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On 09/02/2018 at 13:00, kiroquai said:

IndyCars do run in the wet on street and road courses. Not sure how they're going to deal with that.

 

When Vettel tried the Ferrari version of the aero bubble at Silverstone last year he said he found the glare distracting and was worried about build up of debris/oil/rubber as well as water. Will be interested to see how IndyCar plan to deal with it.

 

I'm fairly certain that the glare issue was related to the aero bubble curving in 2 dimensions, note how the side profile of the Indy car one has the front of windscreen completely flat (like a 30 degree angle upwards straight line) whilst the bubble also curved off towards the top.

I could be talking BS of course.

 

Either way, halo is going to look crap, and we all know it, but does it really matter when year after year there is something that makes the cars look crap anyway, high noses, fat noses, monkey seats, shark fins, coat hangers, mental double diffusers, skinny rears with sticking out floor pans...  The main difference for this season is that this is the rules dictating a crap appearance, rather than a crap appearance coming from flaunting an ambigious rule - so basically, expect 1 other major weird moment in appearances with the upcoming launches :)

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Yeah I guess the curve could have the effect of a lens? That beautiful Jag prototype couldn’t be made because of a curved screen (a long time ago, maybe precursor to the XK?). Though LMP have curved screens don’t they?

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New HAAS...

It's not bad, and it's clearly the best livery they've put out but it's still pretty dull.

 

Nice work integrating the halo. Oh hang on no, it looks as tacked on as ever. :facepalm:

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Also.. why oh why have they not got rid of the thumb noses by now? Just change the nose / front wing regs already ffs.

 

- Here is the new F2 car. How much better does that nose look!

 

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Williams one of the best looking again

 

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I think part of what makes it look good is the wheels disappearing and giving the illusion of lower profile tyres, and I don't normally like black wheels. Plus the halo blending into the body of course, though they might have just picked the best camera angle for that?

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There's also 2 sponsors missing from the side that were there last season in Randstad and Hackett.

 

Rexona have dropped the front wing logo for a nose cone one, they've lost Avanade from the front and there's no Mercedes logo anywhere like last year, which probably has cost implications.

 

All to gain SMP Racing and Acronis who I hope are paying VERY well.

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36 minutes ago, ryodi said:

The Daytona 500 is on FreeSports now is anyone wants to watch a race that definitely isn't as good as it used to be.

What’s gone wrong with it then?

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From the few races I've watched over the years it isn't as close as it used to be and they've got a weird overtime and races with different stages to decide the winner. But you may like these changes, for me races should be lights to flag with no intermediate points rubbish.

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