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    Ferrari (F1-2008) F2008

    Due to be launched tomorrow.
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    Just as some guy said in his livejournal, THIS is Ferrari F2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by faksta View Post
    Just as some guy said in his livejournal, THIS is Ferrari F2008
    Sorry, not High-Res.
    LOL.

    That is as pure a Ferrari as anything else.

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    Been ****ing DYING to see it. I think between Ferrari, Hamilton at McLaren and Alonso at Renault its going to be a badass season, maybe the best yet...

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    well? its tomorrow...

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    As I understand it Ferrari will not actually race this car, merely take it to races and then have their lawyers petition the FIA for the car to be declared victorious.

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    ahah quite likely!

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    McLaren will launch their F2008 on Monday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicFromLA View Post
    As I understand it Ferrari will not actually race this car, merely take it to races and then have their lawyers petition the FIA for the car to be declared victorious.
    that would actually be a great leap forward in achieving absolute safety in F1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wouter Melissen View Post
    McLaren will launch their F2008 on Monday.
    did they get the correct colour code to emulate the red paint?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    A bit old, but still agood laugh

    "Already, in the paddock (the special off season one that all teams assemble in when there’s no racing so as to allow sentences like this) rumours are circulating that (...) Honda may have been using data from the 1991 Leyton House team, but upside down so that none of it worked properly."

    "‘One way of doing this would be simply to say that all teams are forbidden from scoring points until 2025, except Ferrari’ he admitted. ‘Frankly, it would be a lot more straightforward than the original way they were going to use to get that rule introduced’."

    It's not denial. I'm just very selective about the reality I accept.

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    F2008: Description and technical specifications

    Maranello, 6th January 2008 - The F2008 is the fifty fourth single-seater built by Ferrari specifically to take part in the Formula 1 World Championship.

    The design, codenamed internally as the 659, represents the Scuderia's interpretation of the regulations in force in 2008. A major new element of these is the introduction of a new electronic system to be used by all teams, known as SECU (Standard Electronic Control Unit) and produced by MES (McLaren Electronic Systems.) It consists of a single control unit and a software system, the development of which ends as the season begins. Other areas affected by rule changes are: gearbox, which must be used for four consecutive events; safety, with the introduction of higher side protection around the driver's helmet; materials, with a limit to the type of composites that can be used. As a result of these rules, there has been an increase in the weight of the car. All aerodynamic surfaces have been completely revised, however the current version will be replaced by a completely different configuration in time for the first race. In fact, an intensive and all encompassing development programme is planned to run throughout the season. The monococque has been further cut away under the driver's legs and the side pods and engine cover are more tapered. The suspension system has been reworked and developed around the new aerodynamics.

    The wheelbase and weight distribution have been adapted to meet the challenge of the new regulations and on the basis of lessons learned last year in terms of the performance of the Bridgestone tyres. Changes to the technical and sporting regulations in terms of electronics, alongside the introduction of the SECU, have led to the removal of a host of a driver aids, such as traction control and engine breaking and the electronically assosted starting system, and also mean that management of the differential, engine and gearchange are much simpler. The gearbox casing is produced in carbon, while the transmission continues to be mounted longitudinally. For the second consecutive year the gearchange is fitted with a quick shift system, adapted to the SECU software and further speeded up. In dealing with the reliability aspect of the new regulations, Shell has played a key role in defining the lubricants for the gearbox. The braking system has been updated with new callipers and innovative concepts regarding cooling.

    The 056 engine is mounted longitudinally and continues as a load bearing element. Its basic structure remains unchanged compared to the unit homologated at the start of last season, while its auxiliary systems, air and fuel intakes have been further developed. The technical regulations also call for the use of fuel corresponding to European Union norms, with a content of components derived from biological sources equal to 5.75%. As usual, during the design and development stages of the entire car, our technical partners played an important role. Apart from previously mentioned significant input from Shell , also worthy of note is the contribution of the Fiat Research Centre, especially in providing simulation systems and Brembo for its work in developing the braking system. As is now traditional, a great deal of attention was paid to the performance and optimising of the materials used at the design stage and through quality control, striving to maximise performance levels while attaining the highest possible safety standards. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Chassis

    Carbon-fibre and honeycomb
    composite structure

    Ferrari longitudinal gearbox
    Limited-slip differential

    Semiautomatic sequential
    electronically controlled gearbox
    quick-shift

    Number of gears: 7 + Reverse

    Ventiled carbon-fibre
    disc brakes
    Independent suspension,
    push-rod activated torsion
    springs front and rear

    Weight (with water, lubricant and driver 605 kg

    BBS Wheels (front and rear 13''

    Engine

    Type: 056

    Number of cylinders: 8

    Cylinder block in cast
    aluminium: V 90°

    Number of valves: 32

    Pneumatic distribution

    Total displacement: 2398 cm3

    Piston bore: 98 mm

    Weight: <95 kg

    Magneti Marelli digital electronic injection

    Magneti Marelli static
    electronic ignition

    Fuel: Shell V-Power ULG 64

    Lubrcant: Shell SL-1098








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    I dig that nose. Very nice.
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    It'd be nice if a team, any team, could develop a car that doesn't look like a bucket of smashed crabs.

    I know, I know, it's all about optimising every little do-dad &c, but jeez louise, they aren't gettin any better to look at, are they?

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