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    Interesting article about Merc's cooling issues:

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    Is this a brand new diffusor?
    Can someone post me the direct link of that FIAT website from Leo Turrini, I cant find it. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vettel165 View Post
    Is this a brand new diffusor?
    Can someone post me the direct link of that FIAT website from Leo Turrini, I cant find it. Thank you.
    Its the F1AT (and not something with Turrini) and in the article of gp preview of what to expect fron each team, they say this:
    The aerodynamic became aware from the very first kilometers that the data found in the wind tunnel and the CFD did not match those collected on the track and immediately ran for cover by preparing a new fund (and diffuser) that was originally planned for China but which, according to information gathered by FUnoAnalisiTecnica, could already debut in Bahrain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PURE PASSION View Post
    Its the F1AT (and not something with Turrini) and in the article of gp preview of what to expect fron each team, they say this:
    Tnx for the news buddy.

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    Kimi Raikkonen was in his usual indifferent mood at the Bahrain Grand Prix, saying to one journalist that there was "no point" answering his question.

    Ahead of Liberty and the FIA revealing their latest blueprint for the sport, Raikkonen was asked first about what he would change about Formula 1 if he had the power to make the rules.

    A seemingly harmless question was given the trademark 'Ice-Man' response.

    "I wouldn't change anything," Raikkonen said.

    "I don't have the power so what's the point to waste the time and even think about it? I don't understand.

    "What's the point for me? To give you a list but then I have zero power? We don't make the rules.

    "What's the point in even telling and making a story out of it?"
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    Super good


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vettel165 View Post
    Is this a brand new diffusor?
    Can someone post me the direct link of that FIAT website from Leo Turrini, I cant find it. Thank you.
    About the Bahrain new diffuser, it looks like our boys have been working at full steam,

    This are the changes :

    The central boat tail has gone back having a more well defined angular channel, similar as last year but not as pronounced. Gone is the flatter more rounded solution from late 2017 and all of 2018 to date, they also have included the winglet on the outer edge, that one was seen in FP1 in Melbourne. This new profile reduces the angle of attack of the central section, hopefully improving the stability of the flow with a slight reduction in total expansion, looks like they are trading a small amount of total downforce for more consistent stable downforce by keeping the central flow attached over more conditions.

    Let’s hope it works guys !


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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    F1-bosses are considering introduction of a short qualifying race on Saturday to determine the grid.

    If it goes according to the plans of the new F1 bosses, then in addition to the normal qualifying could also determine an additional qualifying race on Saturday, the starting grid. But the new format is not fixed yet.

    Qualifying sprint race without limits

    For Liberty is important: The qualifying race would take place on Saturday at prime time. Just before the football matches in the European leagues. There would be no fuel or tire limits in a 100-kilometer sprint. With the aim of giving the drivers full throttle from the first to the last lap. This is especially intended to attract young people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slak View Post
    On 3 engines for the year?
    2 engines!

    only joking

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Here we go folks.....lots of pics of the cars up close.

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    anyone care to see the other teams...let me know and I will post.
    Great Post, I will appreciate more pics !


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    The arms of the Halo, now has some kind of boolean holes. I also spotted a rectangular hole in the flow conditioners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberracus View Post
    Great Post, I will appreciate more pics !


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    Williams (note: they copied the W09 cape on the front nose)


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    Quote Originally Posted by totox View Post
    The arms of the Halo, now has some kind of boolean holes. I also spotted a rectangular hole in the flow conditioners.
    Our car ?


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    Great pics, I see force India have gone back to 2017 barge board ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberracus View Post
    Our car ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by totox View Post
    Yes
    I just saw them, looks like more refrigeration



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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberracus View Post
    Great pics, I see force India have gone back to 2017 barge board ...


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    just got this


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    The diffuser looks the same as the last gp!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PURE PASSION View Post
    The diffuser looks the same as the last gp!!!
    Nop


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    It is different, here is a quick comparison on the pictures.



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    Well the edge looks the same and the center also.Its diffenent from Barcelona tests but the same as Australia!!
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    2018 Bahrain: Pre Race News

    Quote Originally Posted by PURE PASSION View Post
    Well the edge looks the same and the center also.Its diffenent from Barcelona tests but the same as Australia!!


    Different

    I have written about it in 2018 challenger and here between all of the pics.

    I’m citing

    “The central section boat tail has gone back to having a more well defined angular channel, similar to last year but not as pronounced. Gone is the flatter, more rounded solution from late 2017, and all of 2018 to date. They have also included the winglet on the outer edge, first seen in FP1 in Melbourne.

    The new profile reduces the AOA of the central section, likely improving the stability of the flow, with a slight reduction in total expansion. I assume they are trading a small amount of total downforce for more consistent/stable downforce by keeping the central flow attached over a broader working range.

    Hopefully this will increase the drivers confidence in the car and allow Seb to push harder.”


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    Seb and Kimi ahead of Bahrain: the car has potential

    Sakhir – Hazy skies and a strong breeze welcomed the F1 teams to the second round of the 2018 Championship. Scuderia Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen arrived late last night in Bahrain, and by late morning they showed up at the track that will host the first night race of the season on Sunday. The win and double podium finish in Melbourne has only served to reinforce their focus and determination for the coming weekend, in which Seb is expected to take the 200th start of his F1 career.
    “ I think this year we have a better car”, says Seb “but we have to make it work at its full potential. At the beginning of the year it is normal that you still have to get to know the car. Obviously the time that we have on track to try things is limited, but we have some ideas for here that we are going to try. As for myself, I need to do my job and we need to do our job as a team. We only look at ourselves and try to improve and I am confident, as the car has potential”.

    “Melbourne was a good and straightforward weekend,” added Kimi. “Overall we had a good feeling with the car and decent speed . The Sakhir track is very different and with completely different conditions. Practice will be in the daylight and the race in the dark, but we are used to it. It’s quite hot and the feeling with your car is different. I’m happy with the way we started the season, but we need to keep working hard, improve things and hopefully we’ll achieve a good result again with both cars. We need to be up there straightaway and consistently. We are still in the early days of a long season and there are still many things we need to learn about this car. I think there’s a lot of potential; where it’s going to take us in the end, we don’t know. But we’ll give our best, that’s for sure”.

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    where do you see the differences from those pics???
    From Barca tests the differences are obvious but from Merbourne that we had some changes ,it looks the same!!
    The edges have the same connection fin and the center,well to mee it also looks the same!!I reaaly dont see the changes that you describe!!! I was waitning to see a clearly different deffuser since this is suppose to be the solution to our problems!! I dont know.Maybe this is not THE diffuser,and we will bring it to China as it 1st rumoured to have it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PURE PASSION View Post
    where do you see the differences from those pics???
    From Barca tests the differences are obvious but from Merbourne that we had some changes ,it looks the same!!
    The edges have the same connection fin and the center,well to mee it also looks the same!!I reaaly dont see the changes that you describe!!! I was waitning to see a clearly different deffuser since this is suppose to be the solution to our problems!! I dont know.Maybe this is not THE diffuser,and we will bring it to China as it 1st rumoured to have it!!
    We will have to wait and see, those appreciations are from a friend from a technical forum, and the guy is super good, also everybody in that forum agrees it’s new so... let’s wait and see.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberracus View Post
    We will have to wait and see, those appreciations are from a friend from a technical forum, and the guy is super good, also everybody in that forum agrees itís new so... letís wait and see.


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    Vet said that we have some things to try here so maybe its this and i cant see it !! In the end what is matter is the stopwatch so lets hope we see a gain there!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PURE PASSION View Post
    Well the edge looks the same and the center also.Its diffenent from Barcelona tests but the same as Australia!!
    Maybe this will help. Note how the central section has a more defined angle on the trailing edge of the diffusor, downward to a lower central section. This is only present on the Bahrain version. It is a subtle change, but it is clearly there.

    Testing and Melbourne:


    Bahrain:

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