quarta-feira, 24 de abril de 2013
O blog não está gravando minhas respostas direto nas postagens, então agradeço as mensagens dos amigos nas semanas passadas, em breve teremos aqui um Williams FW13 de 1989. Valeu grande Tohmé, obrigado - as fotos... bem, as fotos... na próxima encarnação vou fazer um cursinho de fotografia (ou arranjo em breve uma namorada que saiba fotografar hehehe). Amigo Badi, o decal #5 veio da caixa de restos. The blog is not recording my answers directly in posts, so I thank the messages from friends in the past few weeks, we will soon have one Williams FW13 from 1989 here. Motorsport Modeler, the decals are the original ones with some others that came from my junkbox. Gracias Juanh.
sexta-feira, 22 de março de 2013
Irmão mais novo dos outros 72 aqui mostrados nas semanas passadas, temos hoje o Lotus 72E pilotado por Emerson Fittipaldi em 1973, o carro mais belo da história, kit Ebbro na escala 1/20. Introduced in 1970, the Lotus Type 72 was a revolutionary machine for its time, featuring a distinctive wedge-shaped body and a unique suspension using torsion bars. Although plagued by early handling problems, revisions to both front and rear suspensions in what became Type 72C fully unleashed the car’s potential, resulting in five wins that very season. Of the five wins, four were with Jochen Rindt at the wheel, earning him the 1970 World Champion title. For the 1971 season Martin Waide and Ralph Bellamy further developed the car into Type 72D, redesigning key elements as the rear suspension, the rear wing and the oil tank. In 1972, a change in the team’s main sponsor brought about the famous black and gold livery. Emerson Fittipaldi went on to win five times at the wheel of Type 72D to become the youngest ever World Champion and earn in the process the team’s first constructor title since 1970. In 1973, new safety regulations were introduced at the Grand Prix of Spain, the 4th round of the season. They required all cars to adopt a deformable outer structure to protect the fuel tank in a collision, thus significantly reducing the risk of fire. To meet the new requirements, Type 72 further evolved into Type 72E under Waide’s warchful eye. The deformable structure was added to the monocoque’s outer skin, thus giving Tpe 72E a two layer body structure. Usually a separate part of the body structure, the radiators’ air ducts were designed as an integral part of the body to give Type 72E fully integrated sidepods. At the same time, the suspensions were further revised to accommodate the newly adopted Goodyear tires. Driven by Fittipaldi, Type 72E won on its first outing at the Grand Prix of Spain. Ronnie Peterson, who joined the team the same year, went on to win the Grand Prix of France, Australia, Italy and the United States. Although letting the driver’s title slip through their fingers, Team Lotus won the constructor’s title for the second year in a row. In 1974, Team Lotus put Type 72E in the capable hand of Ronnie Peterson and Jacky Lckx with Peterson winning the Grand Prix of Monaco, France and Italy. Lotus Type 72E and Ronnie Peterson are remembered as much for the vistories as for the spectacular drifts that enthralled so many fans. Ebbro kit, 1/20th scale.
sábado, 16 de março de 2013
Post rápido e sem muitos comentários para mostrar mais um Ferrari F2007, agora na versão pilotada pelo Massa no GP do Bahrein, kit da Fujimi na escala 1/20. Lá embaixo foto para comparar com a versão do final do ano (Interlagos). Como o blog não está gravando minhas respostas nos comentários agradeço ao Juanh e ao Motorsport Modeller pelas gentis palavras nas semanas anteriores, gracias Juanh, thanks Motorsport Modeller.
FW13B da Tamiya convertido na versão usada em testes por Nigel Mansell na sua preparação para a temporada de 1991 quando o piloto inglês pilotou o mágico FW14. A asa dianteira está colada com cola branca, será substituída pela asa correta em breve.
terça-feira, 26 de fevereiro de 2013
O Red Bull RB6 foi o carro que levou o jovem alemão Sebastian Vettel ao seu primeiro título mundial, projetado pelo mago Adrian Newey, o bólido tinha surpreendentes soluções aerodinâmicas. O carro venceu nove corridas na temporada de 2010, cinco com Vettel e quatro com o australiano Mark Webber. Excelente kit da Tamiya, escala 1/20. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, held at the Yas Marina Circuit in November 14th, was the final race of the 2010 Formula One season. It was here, at the moment when Sebastian Vettel took the checkered flag, that history was rewritten as he overtook McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton to become the youngest ever Formula One Champion. The car with which Vettel achieved this extraordinary feat, the Red Bull RB6, was considered by many to be an aerodynamic marvel. It was the brainchild of famous Formula One car designer Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, and the mechanics team of Red Bull Racing, and its design was an evolution of the previous year’s RB5. Among its destinguishing features was a V-nose formed by the pronounced edges on the upper surface of the nose and a “shark fin” engine cover, an aerodynamic innovation which was first introduced in the RB4 in 2008. Within this fin was another aerodynamic feature known as the “F-Duct” system. In this system, one duct channeled air from the top of the induction pod to the underside of the rear wing while another would channel air to the rear wing flap. The latter duct was fed from an intake in the side pod but this air would normally pass through a snorkel and into the left side of the cockpit. When the driver blocked this snorkel with their arm, air would be allowed to pass through to the underside of the rear wing flap, which effectively reduced downforce and drag to enable an increase in maximium speed. Another notable feature of the RB6 was its blown, or exhaust driven, diffuser. This device directed high-speed gases from the low-mounted exhaust to pass above the stepped diffuser to help generate a greater amount of downforce. However, the flow of exhaust gases may weaken at low engine RPMs and result in a loss in performance. To prevent this, the engine’s fuel injection and ignition timing were precisely controlled to ensure that the flow of high-speed exhaust gases was always constant. In addition, the RB6 incorporated a pull rod rear suspension system in which the dampers and springs were mounted low and inside the gearbox to be flat, which had the effect of providing cleaner airflow to the rear of the car. The gearbox itself was also positioned several centimeters higher compared to the RB5 in order to secure unimpeded air channels for the diffuser. As with the previous year, power come from a Renault RS27 2,400cc V8 engine. This formidable RB6 enabled Vettel and his teammate Mark Webber to claim five and four GP wins respectively, although the season was certainly not smooth sailing for them. In fact, the competition was fierce and four drivers entered the season finale with a chance to claim the Driver’s Championship. 2006 World Champion Fernando Alonso of Ferrari led the overall standings, with Vettel in third place and needing to win the race as well as hope that Alonso would finish in fifth place or lower in order to be crowned as the Champion. Starting from pole position, Vettel remained calm through the chaotic race, which included a safety car deployment on the opening lap, and took the checkered flag. Remarkably, Alonso was only able to finish in seventh place, which allowed Vettel to complete his miraculous comeback to claim the first Formula One title for himself and Red Bull Racing. Nice kit from Tamiya, 1/20th scale as usual.