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Original post by quasa
Here 2022 livery on the showcar For the wyilliams




It’s fine in of itself, but I’ll miss the white scheme. There’s already enough dark blue on the grid.
AR full pull rod, first of the pack but may indicate Ferrari/Haas may go that direction. Looks like a tear drop rear more like the Aston.

Williams are push.
Original post by Rakas21
AR full pull rod, first of the pack but may indicate Ferrari/Haas may go that direction. Looks like a tear drop rear more like the Aston.

Williams are push.

AR is full pushrod. The rod is top mounted on chassis sloping downwards towards the wheels for front and back.

Curious to see if Rb and at have gone pushrod back suspension as it is rumoured RB has gone that route

In anycase, looks like my post from last year about some times going full pushrod isn't looking to be as wild a theory as I thought :lol:

For AR I can understand why they went pushrod front as they have a high nose / FW undercut. This in turn would mean a raised chassis, which would mean less of a cog / aero penalty vs pullrod. What is interesting is that the AR pics confirms a suspicion I had about some teams going for a spoon wing in the middle like 2008 in order to get more inward load but also to get a more powerful S duct (s ducts aren't banned don't forget. Likewise capes however the latter there are restrictions).

Will be interesting to see if any teams are allowed to use the 1st element like a (small) bridge wing like the one which was pioneered by the Mclaren mp4/22 in 2007 but lower in line or slightly above the nose.
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The proper Williams fw44 shakedown pics are here and... Looks completely different to the show car!
Saying that however, the aero looks like placeholder / fake aero and expect it to change quite a bit come Bahrain.





EDIT in case you are wondering about suspension layout pushrod front, pull rod rear.
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Original post by quasa
The proper Williams fw44 shakedown pics are here and... Looks completely different to the show car!
Saying that however, the aero looks like placeholder / fake aero and expect it to change quite a bit come Bahrain.





EDIT in case you are wondering about suspension layout pushrod front, pull rod rear.

Looks like the lovechild of a simtek and a Prost
Original post by Andrew97
Looks like the lovechild of a simtek and a Prost

Exactly what I was thinking! (with a bit of dams thrown in).
I preferred the white and blue of the BMW years but that's actually not a bad shade.
Original post by Andrew97
Looks like the lovechild of a simtek and a Prost

Haha, yes!
Original post by Andrew97
EACB6BAB-1F91-42ED-A5AB-0B6A5E7B8861.jpegApparently the Ferrari

I heard the car would be red and black but I'm not convinced till we see proper pics (this time yesterday there was a very convincing merc render that was a fake)
Original post by Andrew97
EACB6BAB-1F91-42ED-A5AB-0B6A5E7B8861.jpegApparently the Ferrari

I just saw this and was coming to post the same thing 😂
Means alpine is the only thing has hasn’t been seen or leaked by my reckoning
Original post by Andrew97
Means alpine is the only thing has hasn’t been seen or leaked by my reckoning

Yep.

Also re the supposed f1-75 leak. If it is real, then looks like my theory about the interesting sidepods was correct.

Should be interesting to see how fast it is as the alfa c42 is supposed to be as fast as the sf21. The aero looks like placeholder for the ferrari leak however
DA5ABA57-3E55-4BD7-94B1-7DB93E259DB9.jpegRed bull have announced a sponsor deal with bybit


Ferrari livestream at 1pm. Sadly you'll have to got 9 their YT channel to watch. The reason the vid is this late is i suspect because they may have done a shakedown test in fiorano (weather permitting)




the leak was real(ish). Sidepods very aggressive up top (definitely rory byrne designed). very unique nose so far (ferrari trolled the nose design by showing the showcar nose up till the reveal). Full pushrod design it appears so far (like AR). the horns are back as well

need more pis for more proper analysis. the main negatives is that the lower sides of the sidepod looks very basic / little udercut compared to AR and AM. also sidepod inlet looks big but am getting AM vibes from it the rest of the car and the colour is very aggressive / sexy colour scheme

Will be interesting to see the pecking order.
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Michal Masi has been removed as race director for the 2022 season.

The FIA will alternate between using WEC race director Eduardo Freitas and former DTM race director Niels Wittich.

I have mixed feelings about this, whilst the AD safety car procedure was a mess, I think that was more to do with grey areas in the rules than Masi specifically. However all the teams have been calling for consistency and Masi was the figurehead for some very erratic decisions and it's probably best to draw a line under that era.
Original post by Admit-One
Michal Masi has been removed as race director for the 2022 season.

The FIA will alternate between using WEC race director Eduardo Freitas and former DTM race director Niels Wittich.

I have mixed feelings about this, whilst the AD safety car procedure was a mess, I think that was more to do with grey areas in the rules than Masi specifically. However all the teams have been calling for consistency and Masi was the figurehead for some very erratic decisions and it's probably best to draw a line under that era.

called it re freitas as a potential. Am worried about Niels Wittich as he has made some collosally bad judgement calls in DTM
Original post by quasa
called it re freitas as a potential. Am worried about Niels Wittich as he has made some collosally bad judgement calls in DTM

Uh-oh. Hopefully they are using the year as a trial period before settling on Freitas then.

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