la force supreme des mclaren

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  1. Formula 1's New Champion: The Blackberry

    Thank you.
  2. Formula 1's New Champion: The Blackberry

    I'm not gonna kiss and tell but from what i heard from my mate back at woking i can tell you that it's definitely not fake.
  3. Formula 1's New Champion: The Blackberry

    Ha!
  4. Pre-season Testing

    McLaren may not be impressing with their out-and-out lap times so far in testing, but at the first day of this week's Barcelona test they surprised the paddock with a radical reshape to their car's floor. Rather than a flat continuous floor inside the coke bottle shape, the MP4-24 has appeared with a curious cutaway section just ahead of the rear wheels. A triangular section of floor is missing between the forward part of the floor, which follows the curve of the sidepods, and a squared off edge just ahead of the diffuser. The rules demand a flat bottom underneath the car, with no part of the car visible from below. In recent years this cut-out would have exposed the flip-ups that surrounded the sidepods, but the cleaner sidepod lines allows the team to try this new floor shaping. A diffuser creates its downforce at two points: firstly at the kick-line between the diffuser/floor, then secondly at its leading edge. By effectively moving this leading edge backwards, McLaren are also moving the downforce it creates towards the rear. This may be part of a McLaren strategy to focus downforce production on the front wing and diffuser, as both devices are efficient at creating downforce with little drag. If these two devices can create enough downforce, then the rear wing can be smaller reducing drag and gaining speed on the straights. With no question on the floor's legality, McLaren may have stolen a march on the opposition at a time that many observers have been questioning the team's testing pace. McLaren confirmed on Thursday that the introduction of the new floor came alongside the use of a new front wing and top body. The team conducted back-to-back tests in the morning and afternoon with and without the parts to establish a baseline for the improvements, and will now work on honing the developments. autosport.com
  5. Pre-season Testing

    Brawn Gp are running with Mercedes engines.
  6. Pre-season Testing

    Who is going to be fast in 2009? The change in the Formula 1 rules means that the sport is looking at a potential shake-up of the established order, but the testing in recent weeks has been very difficult to read and it has become clear that some teams are avoiding showing their hand until the Australian GP, while others are going for times in order to achieve other goals (such as selling sponsorship). The latest tests in Jerez resulted in Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull setting the fastest time, although his Red Bull Racing team-mate Mark Webber was only 11th fastest overall. Most of the teams managed sigificant mileage with Toyota the only organisation to top 1300 miles of running, although Red Bull, BMW Sauber and Williams all did more than 1200 and Ferrari and McLaren were both in the 1100 range. Renault did only 830 and Force India did just 625. These figures are probably more interesting than the lap times or the order. Toyota's Timo Glock was second fastest with Fernando Alonso third for Renault. Then came Nick Heidfeld's BMW and the two Ferraris. Heikki Kovalainen was seventh quickest in his McLaren. This led to the inevitable stories suggesting that McLaren was in trouble but the reality seems to be that the team is keeping its powder dry. Ferrari is doing the same, while Williams and BMW are generally running with full fuel loads as playing games with the weight of the cars serves only to confuse. Mark Webber told the Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne that he reckons there are as many as seven teams in the running for victory in Melbourne because analysis of long runs, rather than qualifying bursts are more important. The degradation of tyres is going to be a key element in the sport this year as the new slicks are wearing out and so the fastest cars in qualifying may not be the race winners, particularly if overtaking is easier, as the drivers are suggesting. Many of the teams have new parts that they have yet to put on the cars in public tests which they are going to use in Melbourne. There will be much interest in this, particularly at the rear where the diffusers are creating a lot of interest as teams have adopted very different attitudes towards the rules in this area. It remains to be seen who will use KERS and who will wait and see. In theory it is the way to go but most of the teams these days operate very strict systems of proving new parts and would rather not risk a mechanical failure with KERS. When all is said done, therefore, the contest seems to be wide open. source: grandprix.com
  7. F1 Broadcast In Australia

    Hi guys............ I just wanted to know on which channels will F1 be broadcast on in australia and to the aussie members of the forum which one would be better..........Foxtel or Austar......i live in Gold coast. Thx in Advance!
  8. Obama's Inauguration

    Yay............I'm excited! i'm staying up all night to see the ceremony!
  9. Info Regarding Oz Gp Tickets

    Hi guys! I'm planning on going to this years oz gp in march and i was wondering if i should advance book them on the official website now or should buy'em in feb or march.........also if you buy a grandstand ticket for the whole three days do you need to buy the general admission ticket as well? i'm currently in gold coast starting my bachelors in b.med.........so i'm planning on going there in march..........are the official formula1 offers really worth it.........and also which is the best way/place to buy a ticket? Thx in advance!
  10. Info Regarding Oz Gp Tickets

    Hi Nathan! I'm Victor........i live in varsity lakes......where are you from?
  11. Oh So Beautiful

    German lovers
  12. Ok...how Many Times Can U Hit Mr. Bush With Ur Shoe :))

    woo hoo! seven and eleven...........you crazy comedian
  13. Driver Of The Season - 2008

    The Driver of the season is the World Champion.Period.
  14. Braziiiiiiiil

    Thank you God! First of all Felipe Massa is a true gentleman and a great sportsman................secondly Congratulations Lewis! FORMULA 1 WORLD CHAMPION 2008! Thirdly congratulations to Ferrari on winning the constructors...........Fernie and Vettel.........superb drive! Finally to all the naysayers,critics and the idiots,Glock was on dry tyres on a wet track.what'd you expect? Lewis Hamilton.............World Champion 2008......Well Deserved Mate!
  15. Living In Australia

    Hi there! I'm going to Australia in December to pursue my bachelors in bio-medical sciences at Bond university,Gold-coast.......any suggestions..........How is Brisbane going to be?
  16. Let There Be Light!

    Mclaren's secretive and very funny Aerodynamic device for the Singapore GP(i just can't believe it! It's like a spoof ad)
  17. Made Me Laugh

    I think they won in 2005.....oh yeah.....that's right against two jordans and two Minardis(no offence intended either to Jordan or Minardi)
  18. Mclaren Losing A Member Of The Team ......

    A great team member.........will be much missed.........all the best stateside.
  19. Let There Be Light!

    lol.........saw the video one more time...........Martin looks p**sed when one of the mechanics bolts a tyre onto the car(he runs away immediately) and looks even more p**sed when another one drops a wrench...
  20. Let There Be Light!

    I still can't stop laughing........oh please god! Seriously though.........do you guys think they're real?
  21. New Villian In F1

    Moronic Thread.........Trashing a Guy who can actually overtake..........you are all forgetting that this is Formula 1.
  22. Driver Of The Day-italian Gp

    Vettel.Simply outstanding..........Owned Kovy and a couple of world champions...........Well done to Lewis too.......
  23. Fight Crime My Tf1 Brothers And Sisters!

    Please,please just do me a huge favour and sign the petition for Formula1's sake. http://www.petitiononline.com/belgp08/petition.html
  24. Raise Against Injustice My Friends

    Shameless b#####ds
  25. The Actual Incident Between Lewis And Kimi

    Two contrasting videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzKMyFCaZy0 should explain, much better than I could, what happened on Sunday. Lets just remind us of the last time a Ferrari cut a chicane, and see the difference what happened. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5UnPeyzcHM Funnily enough Ferrari, nor Schumacher didn't get penalised.... how convenient.