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Old 01-03-2014, 04:16 PM   #41
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Have you guys all seen this already? It's a LARGE image of every F1 car ever. Copy/paste - I didn't want it to load here.

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Kobayashi is back for 2014!

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New Caterham recruit Kamui Kobayashi has thanked his fans for their support, saying they provided him with extra motivation to return to Formula One racing in 2014.

Fans sent donations to the Japanese driver after he lost his Sauber drive at the end of the 2012 season, with the hope that the funds would help him secure another slot on the grid. In the end, no F1 drive was forthcoming and Kobayashi spent the 2013 season racing for Ferrari in the World Endurance Championship.

Nevertheless, Kobayashi says the contributions he received were invaluable.

"I want to give special thanks to all the fans who have made donations to KAMUI SUPPORT," the 27-year-old said.

"Their donations and gestures gave me extra strength to come back fighting and I am very pleased that the money they raised not only helped me but will now go to helping Caterham progress this year. Every single one of you who helped with KAMUI SUPPORT will race with me in 2014 and that makes me very proud."

Kobayashi is optimistic that the changes to F1's technical regulations in 2014 can help Caterham progress up the grid after finishing at the bottom of the constructors' standings in 2013.

"I first visited the factory in Leafield just before Christmas and it's clear how hungry the whole team is to make progress. Last year was a tough season but the new rules this year mean that everyone in F1 is starting again and that means everybody has a chance to improve.

"From what I've seen, Caterham now has everything in place to progress this year and for many seasons to come. We're all realistic about what we can actually achieve this year, and until we've run the car properly at the tests it's still too early to see where we are compared to the other teams, but whatever happens we have to move forwards this year.

"For me, it's a chance to start again with a new team but one that's serious about progressing, and for the team, 2014 is the first chance to show what they can do with all the people and infrastructure they've built up in Leafield since moving there in 2012.

Caterham will roll-out their 2014 Renault-powered challenger on January 28, the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez, Spain, and Kobayashi is expected to be in action immediately.

"I can't wait to start work again, and one of the benefits to making this announcement so close to the start of the tests means I only have a few days to wait to get back on track!" he said.

"Before then I'll be at the factory as much as possible, working in the simulator and with everyone there to prepare as much as we can for the tests in Jerez and Bahrain. Physically and mentally I'm fully prepared, now I just want to get back to work!"
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Also, Bahrain switches to night race for 2014.

Bahrain will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its first Grand Prix this year by becoming the latest Formula One night race.

The 2014 Bahrain race, which takes place on April 6, will start at 1800 hours local time (1500 hours GMT) and, like the Singapore Grand Prix, will be held entirely in floodlit conditions. Qualifying will take place at the same time the day before.

The Sakhir circuit, where floodlights were erected last year, becomes the third venue to hold all or part of a Grand Prix in the hours of darkness. Singapore has hosted a night race since 2008, whilst Abu Dhabi has staged a race starting at twilight since 2009.
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SICK! I love this. I want to try to have it printed.
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I want a poster print of that image. That's awesome.
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the look of the cars will be something we 'adapt' to quickly, so that will look normal in no time...

I think the powerplant rules are much more interesting now, with ERS you have 160hp on tap to use at ANY time, at ANY speed on the circuit, for 33.3sec... but... if you wanted to you could use only 80hp of that boost for 66.6sec of the lap, or 40hp for 133.2sec per lap... or any combination in between. So we are def. going to see people playing with when and how much of the ERS boost is available.
Have you read anything that says if you can change it from lap to lap or is your setting pre-set prior to the race? Would be nuts if it was configurable during the race.
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Agreed that would be very interesting to see which drivers take what approaches with the ERS system.

Really glad to hear Kobiyashi is coming back
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New Force India livery looks good



Compared to last year

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looks... the same i am sure it will be a departure from the 3/4 view.

haven't ready about how the system is deployed in race, but I think it is configurable lap to lap, otherwise it would not be helpful in passing situations, or for defense.
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It does. I hope they have a great year.
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It looks worse in such an audacious blue although it. Will still look funk from any front angle on most cars I imagine. It is interesting to read how many minor changes have affected the chassis aerodynamics such as a small front wing or the use of exhaust gases on the rear for aerodynamics being gone as well.
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And no more Eric Boullier, but I have a hard time believing McLaren want him

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