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Poll Big Rims be Bling Blinging

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by Greenlantern101, Jul 8, 2014.

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  1. Yes please thats Bling Blinging

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  2. Noooo your destroying F1 I hate you

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  3. I vote Lib Dem

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  1. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Pirrelli are running 18 inch rims on Wednesday's test at Silverstone and have just released some CGI images of what they will look like.

    As I understand it 18 inch rims will make the tyres easier to manufacture and more reliable. As well as making them more relevant to road cars. It will mean possibly significant changes to suspension if this test goes well. If it does go ahead it won't come in until 2017.

    What what do we think. Is it worth whilst technically ? Does it look better ?

    http://www.pirelli.com/corporate/en...o-rendering-of-pirellis-18-inch-concept-tyre/

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  3. chreden

    chreden Podium Finisher Contributor

    I'll wait till tomorrow. It's hard to really tell anything from those images because there's no context and the angles are a bit mad.
     
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  4. F1Yorkshire

    F1Yorkshire Avatar for sale to the highest bidder Contributor

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    So what have we had recently; 18 inch wheels, sparks from skid plates and a big bore exhaust.

    Has F1 being taken over by Max Power?
     
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  5. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    F1 sponsored by Ripspeed. Up next leapard skin seat covers and LED lights under the car.

    Personally, from a technical perspective I like it. It makes the car more predictable, and the suspension more controllable, but this would only make sense in terms of road technology if the teams were allowed to pursue active suspension/ride height etc, otherwise, road car technology is currently way ahead in this area.
     
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  6. Incubus

    Incubus Champion Elect

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    From a purely cosmetic point of view I'd much prefer 18" of WIDTH rear-wheels, like they had in the seventies.

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    They looked well mean didn't they.
     
  7. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Oh yeh now thats ridin dirty.
     
  8. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    If the regulations allow it, the new wheels would make it possible to fit larger brakes.
     
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  9. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    They can fit bigger brakes now. They reduced the size of the brakes because the harvesting unit is doing a lot of the work with the current regulations.
     
  10. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    It seems Motorsport is blinging up. The Formula E cars are the first single seaters to run alloys and now F1 is giving us a rim job ;)
     
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  11. KekeTheKing

    KekeTheKing Banned Supporter

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    No harm in testing these things out. Not sure 'bling' comes into the equation though.
     
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  12. sushifiesta

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    It's difficult to say from the mock-ups but it doesn't look like it will make very much difference to the appearance of the cars to me.
     
  13. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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  14. soccerman17

    soccerman17 Race Winner

    I could care less about the size, whatever is more relevant is cool with me. But those rims look idiotic.
     
  15. rufus_mcdufus

    rufus_mcdufus Race Winner

    I like them!
     
  16. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    I'm not convinced makes F1 look like this.

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  18. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    I think I like it. Give it half a season and the 13 inch wheels will look stupid.
     
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  19. Incubus

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    Combined with today's stiff suspensions these wheels would make riding over any kerb or bumps a very back-breaking business indeed.
     
  20. Grizzly

    Grizzly Bear Contributor

    Barking up the wrong tree, there's no bling involved. From memory 13" rims were mandated back in the day to make them 'relevant to road cars,' heard that one before... Well what was the last car anyone bought with 13" hobnobs for wheels and tyre profiles the size of your face?

    Its about time this long promised change was implemented. I think there was talk that due to the complete redesign required on the suspension (about 50% of the current cars travel is in the side wall of the tyre and completely uncontrollable by the teams beyond small variations in tyre pressure), they would wait until the teams had got their heads round the 2014 changes...
     
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  21. ZakspeedYakspeed

    ZakspeedYakspeed NeverUnderestimateThePredictabilityOfStupidity Premium Contributor

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    If they can get them blades (rims for those who don't live in double wide trailers in the nether regions of the US of a) with spinners going counter clockwise with some LED lights then I'm all for it ....

    8-)
     

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