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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.

Edited by Stickybombz

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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Edited by heavyplay

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

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!

Edited by bkbroiler

@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.

Edited by talibanchic

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!

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?

Edited by MooseyMcMan

@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.

Edited by Scrawnto

@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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Edited by MooseyMcMan

@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.

Posted by drewbert
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