Formula 1 - 2016 Season

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  1. Dave Baumann

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    New for 2016:
    • Team Haas (aka Ferrari B Team)
    • Renault (aka Lotus, which was Renault, after it was Benetton, after it was Toleman)
    • More Tire Freedom
    • Additional Exhaust for the turbo wastegate ("screamer pipe")
    • Reset on the Power Unit development tokens
    With regards to the tire selection, there will now be a total of 5 dry tyre compounds available, of which Pirelli will select 3 for each event and each of the teams will secretly nominate which two they will actually use at the event.
     
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    Has Mercedes already hindered Ferrari for 2016 developments? Seems like Mercedes request "rule clarification" that hit the press just before the final race, despite the FIA saying "everything that was done was within the rules", may have some impact going forward afterall. From Autosport:

     
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    What is the source for that snippet?

    I believe most teams already enforce some kind of gardening leave when staff wants to leave so for team to team switches it shouldn't really matter.

    As far as Ferrari/Haas is concerned, I read an article a couple of months ago that the FIA sent somebody over to the Ferrari wind tunnel because some teams were worried Ferrari personnel was working there wearing Haas uniforms. Apparently nothing was found so I suppose no Ferrari staff (legally) switched to Haas so Ferrari shouldn't have lost any aero personnel?
     
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    Dave, your point about tyre selection is not entirely correct as tyre choice will be per driver and not per team ;)
     
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    Not sure that many of the top teams will split strategy (being fair to both drivers etc). Most split strategies tend to happen as a result of a problem or something that evolves during the race weekend, not 2 weeks before.
     
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    Dangit, Haas, why'd you have to choose Grosjean for one of the drivers for the first US F1 team that will actually race since the mid 80's?

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    Because he's good and very quick?

    Apart from hiring US driver they really couldn't wish for more.
     
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    Yes, quite but also it isn't new for Renault. From the article:
     
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    Renault have officially launched their 2016 bid, with the unveiling of their "new" car:

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/index.php/id/3381

    This is only the testing livery and will change before the season starts. Also, although there doesn't appear to be too detailed pics at the moment, I've not seen any indication of the second exhaust yet, which at the very least would have to change before testing.
     
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    second exhaust ?
     
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    This seems to be the 2015 car with a new (or un-raced) front-wing.
     
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    As per the first post rules for a wastegate / "screamer pipe" have been added for 2016 which will result in one or 2 smaller exhaust exits close to the main exhaust exit. This is intended to increase the noise produced by the power unit - with current predictions citing peaks up to 25% increase in volume

    Well apparently they are calling this a show car - curiously they are citing the wings that will be different before launch; I'd also guess that's a 2015 engine in the back for now. It might be that this is actually the new chassis, just most of the rest is not.
     
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    Teams never show the final car before testing starts (unless they launch during testing). With no big rule changes hardly anybody is going to see any difference so why give the other teams extra information.
     
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    First test tomorrow. Let's see if McLaren and Honda can run without issues, like the car blowing up or crashing or whatever.
     
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