I agree with you on that as to me it is almost heresy to put a set of chrome rims on a car like the gullwing.
I might have been right then that the pictures were done in California as the Americans would be the only ones to think of putting a set of chrome rims on a gullwing and if you are right about the Gays and Queers then not only were they done in California but most probably San Francisco
Wonder when the BBC will announce precisely which GPs they are planning to show?
BBC'S LIVE TV GRANDS PRIX
China - 15 April
Spain - 13 May
Monaco - 27 May
Europe - 24 June
Britain - 8 July
Belgium - 2 September
Singapore - 23 September
Korea - 14 October
Abu Dhabi - 4 November
Brazil - 25 November
or further down a smidge...
Ten races will be shown live on BBC One in 2012, including the British, Monaco and Brazilian grands prix.
The 10 races shown live on BBC One and BBC HD will be: China (15 April), Spain (13 May), Monaco (27 May), Europe (24 June), Britain (8 July), Belgium (2 September), Singapore (23 September), Korea (14 October), Abu Dhabi (4 November) and Brazil (25 November).
There will be extended highlights programmes on BBC One of the other 10, of either 90-minute or two-hour duration depending on the location of the race.
All 20 grands prix will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 live or 5 live sports extra.
slipped on ice near his home and reopened a fracture in his right leg, setting back his rehabilitation further. According to the BBC he will need an operation to insert a metal screw above his ankle, plus more time in plaster.
I have yet to see it in action but it seems the Spanish coverage is total BREAK free, they minimise the race to 1/4 of the screen and run the ad. I expect I will find out as my plan is to watch the non BBC races on Spanish TV and take R5 off the internet.
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Autosport is reporting Ferrari have a ride height system and expect FIA clearance, well they would wouldn't they.
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And on another note Lotus have managed to squeeze ride height control past scrutineering.. An interesting development?
Not only Lotus, Ferrari have admitted to it too (damn, beaten by Wodrick ). Seems the concept was approved by the FIA as far back as a year ago, so I can see all teams having something similar by the start of the season.
Of course, we can expect protests if some teams do not have as good a system, can't use such a system because of the design of the car or decided they didn't need it. Think along the lines of the Brawn diffuser and you'll get my drift.........
And the biggest budget will have the best system, you (I) would have thought this a movable aerodynamic device, or at least able to be interpreted that way, but it seems not so, with a years notice they will all have it.
Renault (Lotus) come up with some good ideas it strikes me.
By my understanding, it isn't classed as a moveable aero device à la Tuned Mass Dampers as it only works via the brake pedal and, I'm guessing, stiffens the front suspension depending on braking loads. It's not controlled by the driver (apart from when he stands on the brake pedal), it doesn't affect the car at any other time, so it satisfies the current regs (and has been developed by Lotus since 2010 with full knowledge of the FIA and was approved a year ago).
How big an advantage it will give any team could be open to question though, guess we'll just have to wait for testing to see.