Thoughts on Y'all's Nige

Thoughts on Y'all's Nige

Post by Thomas J. All » Thu, 11 May 1995 04:00:00


Consider two points:
1.  Nige outweighs Hakkanin (estimate the amount)
2.  Nige's car probably weighs more than Hakkinen's car, since it is made
wider (extra material)  (estimate this amount)

adding 1 and 2 together we get, what, 25 to 50 pounds difference?? (guessing)
This amount of weight should make a noticeable difference in performance.
(Estimate the performance difference).


 
 
 

Thoughts on Y'all's Nige

Post by Alan Myna » Fri, 12 May 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> Consider two points:
> 1.  Nige outweighs Hakkanin (estimate the amount)
> 2.  Nige's car probably weighs more than Hakkinen's car, since it is made
> wider (extra material)  (estimate this amount)

> adding 1 and 2 together we get, what, 25 to 50 pounds difference?? (guessing)
> This amount of weight should make a noticeable difference in performance.
> (Estimate the performance difference).

I'm only guessing here, but I expect that both cars weight exactly the
same when the driver in on board. F1 regs specify a minimum weight for
cars INCLUDING driver (which is why there was all the fuss about Shue's
weight at the start of the season). Most (good) teams add balast to
their cars to bring them up to this minimum weight. Hence they just
adjust the balast to get the same weight.

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Thoughts on Y'all's Nige

Post by Tero Turtiain » Fri, 12 May 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>Consider two points:
>1.  Nige outweighs Hakkanin (estimate the amount)
>2.  Nige's car probably weighs more than Hakkinen's car, since it is made
>wider (extra material)  (estimate this amount)
>adding 1 and 2 together we get, what, 25 to 50 pounds difference?? (guessing)
>This amount of weight should make a noticeable difference in performance.
>(Estimate the performance difference).

I see no difference. Thats because I seem to remember that this year the
weight they measure is the weight of the car AND the driver.
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Thoughts on Y'all's Nige

Post by Thomas Coh » Sat, 13 May 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>Consider two points:
> [ difference in weight between Hakkinen's and Mansell's car]
>adding 1 and 2 together we get, what, 25 to 50 pounds difference?? (guessing)
>This amount of weight should make a noticeable difference in performance.
>(Estimate the performance difference).

Colin Chapman (I think it was he) said that 1kg = 0.01s.  This seemed to
be regardless of the circuit...

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