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Old 26-03-2010, 04:24 PM
borsuk
 
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Virgin to redesign car because fuel tank is too small

Virgin have discovered that their car's fuel tank is too small

The new Virgin team are being forced to make major modifications to their car after discovering that its fuel tank is too small to get to the end of races.

Virgin, who entered Formula 1 this season, have asked governing body the FIA for permission to submit a new chassis for inspection.

it's like the good old days of british leyland


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/moto...ne/8588379.stm
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Old 26-03-2010, 04:27 PM
forzagarza
 
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Alot
 
Old 26-03-2010, 04:31 PM
Grimson
 
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"The new Virgin team are being forced to make major modifications to their car after discovering that its fuel tank is too small to get to the end of races."

I don't know much about racing, but this seems disadvantageous.
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Old 26-03-2010, 04:37 PM
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something something something, branson in a pickle.
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Old 26-03-2010, 04:42 PM
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Alot
is a lot of words...
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Old 26-03-2010, 05:16 PM
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Good job these monkeys didn't design their planes...
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Old 26-03-2010, 07:16 PM
forzagarza
 
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is a lot of words...
I hate you.
 
Old 26-03-2010, 08:26 PM
BulgarianSpectator
 
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There's a major problem with F1 cars (and indeed aircraft), any tiny change ripples through and affects everything else. Fuel economy can change depending on a whole host of parameters. There is a well known story about Mansell running out of fuel one just corner after winning a race when he should have had plenty for a lap of honour and then some.

A few seasons ago, Williams chaged part of the exhaust, which meant routing it differently so an oil cooler had to be moved. They ended up fabricating a new cooler on the quick, an engineer said the welding was poor and it wouldn't last 10 laps at race heat. Ralf Schumacher was having a good race that day, and sure enough, the f**ker split, spewing oil everywhere, causing a few spins to other drivers too. That is a true F1 insider story, and YHIHF.
 
Old 26-03-2010, 08:42 PM
waynes ear's
 
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that car was fully designed using CFD and by a man whose car killed roland ratzenberger
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