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2009 Formula 1 Team Launches

Yes, it’s that time again when Formula 1 teams launch their new race cars for the upcoming season. But 2009 is different. There are completely new aero rules in effect. Slick tires are back. There are new engine and transmission longevity rules in effect. KERS is coming. So here’s to the new cars. I personally can’t quite get used to the new look. Gone are the crazy aero on the front wing element, replaced by what looks like a snowplow. Gone are the crazy bargeboards in front of the sidepods. Gone are the “smoke stacks” and wing elements on the side pods. Gone are the low profile rear wing, replaced by a tall and narrow version. The new aero specifications are supposedly going to encourage more passing, as the aerodynamic instability of being in someone else’s dirty air has been resolved. Come March, we will know for sure.

January 20, 2009 Posted by | Formula 1, Motorsports, News | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment