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#1 HandyNZL

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:02 AM

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:03 AM

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:03 AM

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:06 AM

Well it's clear Caterham does'nt have the only brick in the field
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:07 AM

OK...where's it's nose??? That is a true departure from other teams.

Also, very undercut side pods.  Another team going down the super slim sidepod route...got to be something in it, yeah?  Undercut and super sloped at the rear too.

This car looks nice side on.

Fingers crossed that Team Willy has a good year.  Always liked them because they have always been about one thing...going racing.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:08 AM

View PostBradSpeedMan, on 19 February 2013 - 08:06 AM, said:

Well it's clear Caterham does'nt have the only brick in the field

This is no brick, mate...just look at the work done around the side and rear....this thing is positvely spherical compared to Caterham's straight edge...maybe Caterham are CM Punk fans...are there any X on the car anywhere?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:16 AM

Just reading further into what Team Willy have to say about the car...80% new from last year...including a new gearbox, which to me is a standout admission.  Last year they were running a special "stepped" gearbox that freed up some room at the rear, and kept the gearbox very small.  I wonder if this means they have reverted to an "old" spec gearbox, something more conventional?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:36 AM

View PostHandyNZL, on 19 February 2013 - 08:08 AM, said:

This is no brick, mate...just look at the work done around the side and rear....this thing is positvely spherical compared to Caterham's straight edge...maybe Caterham are CM Punk fans...are there any X on the car anywhere?
Well, it's certainly different, how did they come up with that nose solution...weird... The car design is growing on me though the more I look at it...
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:53 AM

Interpretation of the rules no doubt.  Maybe it is a long wheelbase?

Still has pushrod suspension, so it's nothing to do with any sort of pullrod system.

Williams have been known to take risks, eg the Walrus nose (which is actually pretty close to what everyone is running these days), so maybe they have found something?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:32 AM

http://www.gptoday.c...sset__Coughlan/

Coughlan issued a statement afterwards saying that the "-et" at the end of the word is a typo.
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#11 HandyNZL

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:53 PM

View PostQuiet One, on 19 February 2013 - 11:32 AM, said:

http://www.gptoday.c...sset__Coughlan/

Coughlan issued a statement afterwards saying that the "-et" at the end of the word is a typo.

Some of the comments under that story are funny...

One guy even started a sentence, but finished it with only one word "Senna".  I guess some people believe this constitues an argument.  So from now on, if anyone disagrees with anything, just say "Senna".  OK?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:45 PM

I have no idea about the car but at least their driver pairing should be an improvement, one of the few teams you could make such a claim for.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

View PostRainmaster, on 19 February 2013 - 08:45 PM, said:

I have no idea about the car but at least their driver pairing should be an improvement, one of the few teams you could make such a claim for.

Senna.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:52 AM

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:21 AM

Yes it does, although much more pronounced on the Williams.

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