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    Ferrari F1 2009

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    And wow.. looks gorgeous!

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    That's a gorgeous car....However,with such a wide front wing they're going to have trouble manouvering over kerbs....Roll on March!!!

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    That is HOT. Race car Red looks insane doesn't it.

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    sex on wheels.

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    Hot, sizzling hot Ferrari!


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    sorry but i think they killed it. the rear wing looks terrible.




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    it looks good from the side, that's all I'd be willing to commit positively to.

    it wouldn't look half as bad if it wasn't for the rear wing.

    no 2 ways about it, this is not as eyecatching as ferrari's car from 08.

    I'm looking forward to mclaren's 09 offering, with the odd exception, they always produce stunningly beautiful cars
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    The Mclaren will look the same as the ferrari except for the colour.

    I really don't care what they look like as long as the racing is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly3 View Post
    sorry but i think they killed it. the rear wing looks terrible.
    Completely agree. What were they thinking?

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    Aerodynamics
    Along with slick tyres, this is the biggest area of change for 2009. Downforce will be dramatically reduced and the cars’ bodywork will appear much cleaner, thanks to new dimensional regulations that effectively outlaw extraneous items such as barge boards, winglets, turning vanes and chimneys.

    As well as reducing overall aero performance, the revisions are also designed to increase overtaking by making the car less susceptible to turbulence when closely following another driver. The most obvious changes are to the front and rear wings.

    The front wing becomes lower (75mm from 150mm) and wider (up from 1400 to 1800mm - the same width as the car) with driver-adjustable flaps. Drivers will be allowed to make two wing adjustments per lap, altering the wing angle over a six-degree range.

    The rear wing becomes taller (up 150mm to bring it level with the top of the engine cover) and narrower (750mm from 1000mm).

    Also at the back of the car, the diffuser has been moved rearwards, its leading edge now level with (rather than ahead of) the rear-wheel axle line. In addition, the diffuser has been made longer and higher, all changes that will reduce its ability to generate downforce.
    Souce http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2008/11/8741.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet Dragon View Post
    The Mclaren will look the same as the ferrari except for the colour.

    I really don't care what they look like as long as the racing is good.
    no it won't, only to an untrained eye will they look the same,.

    the FIA introduced these regulations to apply to all teams, it's up to the teams to design and push the envelope within the said regulations the best way they can.

    every season there are guidelines that apply to all teams, and never do they produce cars that are (or look) the same.

    this years mclaren will probably look as identical to this seasons ferrari as their respective cars from last year did.

    the only way the ferrari and mclaren will look the same, is if/when F1 is turned into a single chassis series.
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    What i meant was they will look the same "generally & roughly" without getting your magnifying glass out...

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    If this is what F1 in 2009 is going to look like.. Can't wait to see the other cars now.

    Can't believe some people don't like it.. its such a classic, sleek look

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet Dragon View Post
    What i meant was they will look the same "generally & roughly" without getting your magnifying glass out...
    no more than they did last season, or the season before that, and so on....
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    nice looking car minus the rear wing

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    Quick comparos:

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    yeah the old car just looks better. sharper lighter and faster. hopefully the new car performs.




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    Not a bad looking car i must say

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    Ferrari have become the first team to launch their 2009 car ahead of a season that heralds the biggest Formula One rule changes for 25 years.
    The team's F60 car employs a raft of features to meet the new regulations, including an energy recovery system and aerodynamic changes to aid overtaking.
    Felipe Massa, who was runner-up in the 2008 drivers' championship, ran the car for two laps at the Mugello test track.
    He said: "I expected it to be big, but it's small like a Formula Three car."
    The Brazilian revealed he had been "a little surprised" by the car's design, adding; "I expected it to (have) huge (front) wings like they were 10 years ago.
    "The new F60 seems tiny, very compact and cute. I feel emotional but I'm also happy to take it out on track for the first time."
    Massa became the first F1 driver to experience a definitive 2009 car when he put the F60, named to mark Ferrari's 60th season in the sport, through its paces at Mugello.
    The team had been due to debut the car at their traditional testing venue, the Fiorano track at their base in Maranello, but snowy conditions forced a change in venue.

    Ferrari will enter the 2009 season as the top constructor after beating McLaren to the 2008 crown by 21 points.
    But Massa, who lost the drivers' crown to McLaren's Lewis Hamilton by a single point last season, predicts McLaren will once again provide the main threat in the coming campaign.
    "Right now it's difficult to say who will be the main rivals but for sure McLaren will make life the most difficult but there's also BMW, Renault and maybe other surprises," he said.
    "We don't know how good the Ferrari will be, we've worked very hard but there's still a long way to go before the first race.
    "But I feel stronger from the point of view of experience. I feel ready for a great battle."
    Ferrari's new car is the first of a series of launches as F1's teams prepare their machines for the new season, which starts in Melbourne, Australia, on 29 March.
    Toyota, fifth last season, unveil their challenger on 15 January, with McLaren's latest model appearing the following day.
    Renault and Williams reveal their new cars on 19 January, with BMW Sauber doing the same 24 hours later.
    Red Bull announced last week that their car will be launched much later than many other leading teams, on 9 February.
    All cars must comply to new 2009 regulations, which include aerodynamic modifications where the front wing will be lowered and widened and the rear wing will become taller and narrower.
    Slick, untreaded tyres will also be reintroduced after 10 years on grooved tyres and teams have the option of employing a kinetic energy recovery system (Kers).
    The Kers system, similar to those in hybrid road cars, works by storing energy that would otherwise be wasted as heat during braking and reapplying it during acceleration to provide a boost in power.
    This boost is controlled by the driver from a button in the $#@!pit and it is hoped the burst of acceleration will make overtaking easier.
    A $#@!pit-adjustable front wing is another innovation introduced with that aim.
    The idea is that drivers should be able to follow other cars more closely through corners - and therefore make them more likely to be able to pass their rivals at the end of the following straight - by increasing the amount of front downforce produced by the wing.
    Though the Ferrari F60 was unveiled on Monday, it is not yet the finished product that Massa and 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen will race in Melbourne. All teams will introduce a series of updates to their cars between their official launches and the first race weekend in Australia.
    Source http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/moto...ne/7812490.stm

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    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/121555

    it's going to take some serious getting used to, not very easy on the eyes from this sort of viewpoint.
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    I believe the rear wing is to fit new FIA new rules. Hopefully more overtaking this season.



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    i dont know why they want more overtaking. if someone is faster they will get around the person in front, if they arent faster they will stay behind.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly3 View Post
    i dont know why they want more overtaking. if someone is faster they will get around the person in front, if they arent faster they will stay behind.
    I take it you haven't watched much F1. On some tracks overtaking is impossible, the qualifying is the race. On most tracks the overtaking is that hard even a clearly faster car (2-3 second a lap faster) gets stuck behind them as has to pull some *** clenching breaking into corners to get past them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Xelis View Post
    I believe the rear wing is to fit new FIA new rules. Hopefully more overtaking this season.
    it is, but what a monumental failure of epic proportions it will be if there is no improvement in overtaking possibilites
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