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Posted by MooseyMcMan

Oh god, Danny wrote the description for this, didn't he? "How are Ferrari." UGH! Stupid UK/Irish variants of English where organizations are referred to as pluralized words!

Posted by mustardfacial

Turbo's are easy to understand. Fire needs two things in order to exist: air and fuel. The more air you have, the more fuel you can burn, the more completely the fuel burns and at a hotter temperature (creating more energy).

The easiest way to understand how a turbo works is to think of a pinwheel. When you blow on a pinwheel, the pinwheel spins. Now imagine you blowing on the pinwheel is the exhaust of an engine. Now connect a shaft to the other end of the spinning pinwheel to an air compressor so that when the exhaust spins one end of the pinwheel, the other end compresses air. Now shove all of that compressed air into the engine, and you have a large volume of air in a very tiny space which allows you to burn shitloads more fuel and get shitload more power as a result.

Edited by Arrested_Developer

Oh god, Danny wrote the description for this, didn't he? "How are Ferrari." UGH! Stupid UK/Irish variants of English where organizations are referred to as pluralized words!

Yeah, Danny! Ever heard of the Chicago Manual of Style?

Edited by WillBoWeird

Newman-Haas racing was Carl Haas. Stewart-Haas is Gene Haas. They are not related. Gene Haas is starting the F1 team.

They are not related.

Carl Haas had previously fielded an F1 team as well.

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Oh god, Danny wrote the description for this, didn't he? "How are Ferrari." UGH! Stupid UK/Irish variants of English where organizations are referred to as pluralized words!

Exactly how it should be!

Posted by Khann

Posted by WillBoWeird

Here's a good video showing off the advantage of the Mercedes turbo setup.

Posted by MMMorrowind92
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No Easter holidays in the States? Sucks for you guys. This race is a good one for us Aussies - Race is on at 5pm and we have a public holiday on Friday and Monday.

Anyways, great podcast guys. Should be a good race!

Edit: I always thought that the leaf blowers were cooling the engines. They aim those things towards the sidepods, don't they? I'm not 100% on that either, but I always assumed that was the case.

Posted by Seikenfreak

Ahh that Turbo/Intercooler setup description Danny was kinda all over the place and funny.

But you're not familiar with these things AND you barely slept. I'll give you a pass lol

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Posted by burgavo

Damn Mickey Mouse tracks.......

Posted by Chuck_

I nominate Joey Lagano for US F1 >.>

He could be that young driver Haas is looking for!

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@mooseymcman said:

Oh god, Danny wrote the description for this, didn't he? "How are Ferrari." UGH! Stupid UK/Irish variants of English where organizations are referred to as pluralized words!

I'll bet you 100 Brad Bucks that Drew wrote it.

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Paper models video mentioned. Pretty great!

Edited by ottoman673

@mooseymcman: Ferrari is one group made up of a ton of people. So therefore, the grammar is correct.

Besides, those are the people that kind of invented the English language so

Posted by nomaxfa

On the topic of taking an Indy driver for the Haas team. There were some CART drivers who came over to F1, most recent one being Sebastian Bourdais, who dominated the Champ car series , winning 4 back to back championships from 04-07, then came to the Torro Rosso team and got obliterated by Vettel in his first full season.Vettel outscored him 35-4 during that year with the older 10 point scoring system.

Posted by skip124

Dont know if this has been posted before, but heres Professor Nico explaining some of the new technologies

Posted by WillBoWeird

Edit: I always thought that the leaf blowers were cooling the engines. They aim those things towards the sidepods, don't they? I'm not 100% on that either, but I always assumed that was the case.

Yes, they were a bit off on that. The leafblowers are for cooling, to keep the car from overheating. They can overheat quickly when not moving if no other intervention is made.

Posted by AMyggen

Great stuff once again!

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Posted by Hassun

Fast becoming one of my favourite things on Giant Bomb.

Posted by HammondofTexas

VIDEOOOO GAAmmess.. race cars!!!!

Edited by computerandy9

@mooseymcman: pretty sure UK English existed before US English. Also that more people use variants of UK English then US... Just saying.

Posted by HS_Alpha_Wolf

Oh god, Danny wrote the description for this, didn't he? "How are Ferrari." UGH! Stupid UK/Irish variants of English where organizations are referred to as pluralized words!

To be fair, wouldn't the fucked up bastardization of the English language used here in the states be the variant?

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@mooseymcman said:

Oh god, Danny wrote the description for this, didn't he? "How are Ferrari." UGH! Stupid UK/Irish variants of English where organizations are referred to as pluralized words!

To be fair, wouldn't the fucked up bastardization of the English language used here in the states be the variant?

Shush.

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@ottoman673 said:

@mooseymcman: Ferrari is one group made up of a ton of people. So therefore, the grammar is correct.

Besides, those are the people that kind of invented the English language so

From an American perspective, yes, it is one group.

"How is one group going to cope in China...?" See how that works?

"How are one group going to cope in China...?" See how that looks strange to us?

Edit: As an aside, I've heard it proposed that this linguistic difference had some part in the weird American legal recognition of corporations as persons.

Posted by tommytoad

The leaf blowers are for cooling the brakes and sometimes they put them in the side air intakes to cool the engine etc.

Posted by dannyodwyer

Oh god, Danny wrote the description for this, didn't he? "How are Ferrari." UGH! Stupid UK/Irish variants of English where organizations are referred to as pluralized words!

DREW DID IT!!

Posted by drewbert

@mooseymcman said:

Oh god, Danny wrote the description for this, didn't he? "How are Ferrari." UGH! Stupid UK/Irish variants of English where organizations are referred to as pluralized words!

DREW DID IT!!

ONLY BECAUSE YOUR EURONESS INCEPTED ME!! Honestly, I think it works in this context. For the same reason that having American commentators on NBC Sports would be weird, even though it's an American network.

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@drewbert said:

@dannyodwyer said:
@mooseymcman said:

Oh god, Danny wrote the description for this, didn't he? "How are Ferrari." UGH! Stupid UK/Irish variants of English where organizations are referred to as pluralized words!

DREW DID IT!!

ONLY BECAUSE YOUR EURONESS INCEPTED ME!! Honestly, I think it works in this context. For the same reason that having American commentators on NBC Sports would be weird, even though it's an American network.

I'm just glad I finally got some closure to this.

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Posted by cabrit_sans_cor

Daniel Ricciardo is my favorite. He seems like a cool dude.

Posted by nkster

I heard Danica Patrick has wanted to get into F1 for years, if an american team needs a driver that would bring publicity, she wouldn't be a surprising choice. I think she might have test dove for Honda F1 a couple years back as well.

Posted by gunslingerNZ

So many interesting F1 stories this past week, can't wait to hear what you duders have to say about it all.

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for many years Ferrari always had an italian driver in the team. i am not sure when it stopped but i think in the late 80's or early 90's but it was a policy for many years. and the chinese track is designed the bahrain track the now defunct turkey and korea tracks and i think the the USA grand prix track also..but dont quote me on that and he designed the malaysia track also

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Posted by gektech

someone already put up professor nico iam happy

Posted by rethla

The leaf blowers are for cooling the brakes and sometimes they put them in the side air intakes to cool the engine etc.

They actually arent cooling the brakes and the engine even tho they point the leaf blowers at those things. The engine and the brakes are optimised for that high temperature wich it keeps during the race, you will notice during formation lap the drivers are warming up the brakes and clutches and so on, they wont work at low temperatures.

What happens when you stop the car and air stops flowing is that instead of the heat from brakes/engine dispatching into the air it moves into other mechanical parts around the brakes like the wheel housing, struts, intake manifold and so on and these parts are not made for high temperatures.

So those are the parts the leaf blowers cool down not the brakes and the engine itself.

Edited by ThatOneDudeNick

Kind of random, but I just discovered that Formula 1's website has awesome highlight videos of the last year (so most of last season is still up). They're all less than 3 minutes long and get me pretty excited. I just started watching this year, so it's nice to quickly see last year's stuff. I missed Bahrain, and watching the video after last week's podcast worked pretty well.

Posted by gunslingerNZ

@rethla: They definitely use them to cool the brakes as well. You've no doubt seen that when an F1 car stops on track its brakes very quickly begin to smoulder and can catch fire in some cases.

Posted by rethla

@rethla: They definitely use them to cool the brakes as well. You've no doubt seen that when an F1 car stops on track its brakes very quickly begin to smoulder and can catch fire in some cases.

The brakes are always very hot and they ofc arent getting any hotter when the car stops and the driver stops braking. As i said its the stuff close to the brakes that takes damage from the heat when the car stops and air stops flowing.

Its the same when you drive your own car. If you drive agressivly for some time like on a steep slope or a track day or something you always should do a "cooldown lap" before you stop where you drive timidly at low speeds for a while and let everything cool down with air flowing. Otherwise areas around the brakes, clutch and other hot parts will take damage.

You could see on practice two in china yesterday there was a car who got some rubber scrap from the road into the wheelhouse and it immediately catched fire becouse the brakes are operating at like 800celsius or even hotter i dont know exactly numbers. The brakes themself just feels warm and cozy but other stuff cant take the heat and needs air flowing to cool down.

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Posted by Talon64

As far as potential American F1 drivers, Conor Daly and Alex Rossi are the top Americans in the feeder system right now in GP2. Rossi won a race last year but he hasn't really been a big front runner at any level.

Ryan Hunter-Raey, Graham Rahal and Marco Andretti are Americans racing in Indycar. RHR won the 2012 title, but I don't know if her want to be an F1 backmarker. Graham and Marco are... well they kinda aren't great. Graham basically sucks.

Then there's the last American F1 driver Scott Speed, but it was probably a mistake by Red Bull that he was ever brought into F1.

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@mooseymcman: Have you ever listened to the Bombcast, or read articles from US-based news outlets? This annoying trend is region-agnostic, and must be stopped!

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Posted by Phantome86

Hey. Just feel I need to say, i love this Podcast

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The Intro music for this podcast...Perfect haha.

Great Podcast doods...Keep attttt it PLS!