So nine days after Renault and Ferrari fire-up their engines we have Mercedes and then Honda fire-up their power units. Awesome - and as I suspected/personally predicted (in my thoughts) Honda was going to be last - leaving developments (hopefully) to the last minute!
Maybe I am wrong - But I have gnawing feeling Mercedes (leaving the fire-up this late) is starting to feel the pressure from not just Ferrari... but from Honda as well! Hopefully that will come to fruition rather than just a feeling! ;-)
gofast182 wrote: I know how excited you get this time of year, Vxtec. Just a reminder that we will have access to any press material Red Bull provides and will post it in a separate thread. Don't let that stop you from posting things in this thread if you can get the pics up before we do.
Also we will have out usual day-by-day summary threads of the winter test.
Yes, I am aware of your separate thread so I am only updating reagarding news around the reveals/launches. Once testing begins, I leave it in your capable hands to running day-by-day summary threads of all the winter testing news... and I will be posting from time-to-time!
Exciting times for us Honda F1 fans!
Yes, exciting times for all of us here who follow Honda F1...
and just wait for what I have install for everyone here at TOV in the not too distant future... however lips are sealed... you will just have to wait with great anticipation...wink, wink, say no more!! ;-) ;-)
New specification front wing as stipulated by regulation...although I am already noticing differences to the Haas front wing... different design of endplate lip and length and a couple of channeled grooves underneath the front wings.
The rear view mirrors are no longer slotted and placed further outboard as per regulations.
The bargeboard arrangement is quite different however it seems quite elegant in terms of aerodynamic efficiency.
The entry to air intake has been modified although the opening is of similar size to last year.
The rear wing is wider and slightly taller than last year's one as per regulation...however, there is no T-wing (yet?unlike Haas) and the attachment and DRS deployment is a much tidier set-up - reducing airflow disturbances and drag.
More to come as I analyse each available photo released by STR.
The mirrors attach to the side pods and also to the chassis, similar to the Haas solution. The barge boards don't take advantage of the full length awarded to them by the regulations. I'd expect to see updates in that area. The upper wishbones on the front suspension are now attached to the hub within the wheel.
Dren wrote: The mirrors attach to the side pods and also to the chassis, similar to the Haas solution. The barge boards don't take advantage of the full length awarded to them by the regulations. I'd expect to see updates in that area. The upper wishbones on the front suspension are now attached to the hub within the wheel.
Yes, however further to those comments the upper wishbones are attached to the chassis nose/tub in a narrower cross-section and possibly slightly higher with the resulting step in the nose (although not the extreme of last year's Force India nose).