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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2006, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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F1: Court of Appeal rules against use of mass dampers

Court of Appeal rules against use of mass dampers

The FIA International Court of Appeal has 'quashed' the decision of the stewards at the German Grand Prix, which clear Renault to run with mass dampers on the R26 at the Hockenheim event on July 30.

The ruling by the stewards at the end of last motnh went against what FIA technical delegate, Charlie Whiting had said and as such the FIA, the sports governing body, appealed against the decision, with Court of Appeal ruling in their favour.

The statement put out by the FIA read:

"The FIA International Court of Appeal met in Paris on Tuesday, August 22, 2006, to examine the appeal made by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile against decision number eight handed down by the Stewards of the Meeting on July 28, 2006, concerning the T car of competitor Mild Seven Renault F1 on the occasion of the Grand Prix of Germany and counting towards the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship.

"Having heard the explanations of both parties and having examined the various documents and other evidence, the Court quashed decision number 8 of the Stewards of the Meeting and ruled that use of the device known as a Tuned Mass Damper is an infringement of Article 3.15 of the Formula One Technical Regulations."

The ruling is bad news for Renault, who attended the hearing in order to ensure put forward their side of the story.

"The team will attend the hearing and will put forward a case. It is not appropriate to comment on the technicalities of that case at this moment. However, we have every faith in the International Court of Appeal. We believe it is an unbiased final judgement, and we will respect its decision," Renault engineering director, Pat Symonds said prior to the decision last week.
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Honestly I don't care if the teams attatch rockets to their cars as long as they're allowed to race and advance their cars.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2006, 09:56 AM
 
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what is a mass damper?
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Stone, mass damper is a big sprung mass int he nose of the car, it basicly bounces around, but makes the car behave lighter in corners and particularily chicanes, like 1/4 the mass of the car, instead of going "left-right" thru the chicane, just goes straight thru.

Renault introduced them, then FIA outlawed them 'cause they saw it as a danger (bigass heavy things flying around from the most commonly demolished piece of the car).

in any case, Renault have fallen behind real fast since the loss of it, it was their baby and it was a big hit for them to lose it, effected them more than the other teams.

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hmm interesting.
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:pwnd Alonso
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I still want to see Alonso hop on a motogp bike and land anywhere but in the hospital or last place on the grid.
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:pwnd Alonso
No no, the guys that got :pwnd are Pat Symmonds & Bob Bell, and ultimately Flavio Briatore

The Dancer and Fiasco just drive the cars.:r1budha
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I still want to see Alonso hop on a motogp bike and land anywhere but in the hospital or last place on the grid.

I am definitely :imwst


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Alonso shrugs off 'mass damper' ban

Championship leader Fernando Alonso denied in Istanbul on Friday that the definitive banning of Renault's 'mass damper' technology has given the advantage to title challenger Michael Schumacher.

''I do not have the slightest bit of fear,'' the Spaniard was quoted as saying by sid.

Schumacher, driving for rival team Ferrari with five races to go, is ten points behind 25-year-old Alonso in the 2006 drivers' standings.

Experts agree that Renault's fully-integrated damper system accounted for between 0.3 to 0.5 seconds per lap at most tracks.

But Alonso insisted: ''The fact that we cannot use the dampers will have no influence. Michael Schumacher is the one under pressure, because he is behind.''

He also confirmed to reporters in the 'Otodrom' paddock that Renault would not be contesting Wednesday's verdict of the International Court of Appeal.

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I still want to see Alonso hop on a motogp bike and land anywhere but in the hospital or last place on the grid.
Didn't he say something about, all he needed was a little practice
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