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F1 (boring I know) Hamilton's nose fell off

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F1 (boring I know) Hamilton's nose fell off

Well not strictly true but the nose of his car fell off in testing
Now as a retired engineer looking at the photos of the car why am I not surprised as the attachment looks really flimsy and it is probably only plastic (carbon fibre reinforced plastic - but still)
http://www1.skysports.com/f1/gallery/12837/9137495/mercedes-reveal-the-w05
and the accident
http://www1.skysports.com/watch/video/9138128/hamilton-crashes-in-jerez
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WTF
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Re: F1 (boring I know) Hamilton's nose fell off

I've only seen a couple of F1 cars up close, but they do seem to be mostly held together with bits of plastic and glue.  Not quite the high tech, precision engineering I'd expected to see.
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Re: F1 (boring I know) Hamilton's nose fell off

They are designed to come apart in the the event of a crash collision arn't they ?Huh
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Re: F1 (boring I know) Hamilton's nose fell off

the crash was because it fell off not that it fell off in the crash
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Re: F1 (boring I know) Hamilton's nose fell off

@ Old Jim..... Why am I seeing pics of a nice car.. and not a pic of the subject matter of your post? 
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Re: F1 (boring I know) Hamilton's nose fell off

Because the pics were showing the nose mounting
Link to accident added http://www1.skysports.com/watch/video/9138128/hamilton-crashes-in-jerez
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Re: F1 (boring I know) Hamilton's nose fell off

Thanks !  Wink
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Re: F1 (boring I know) Hamilton's nose fell off

I was amused to see someone describe the new seasons F1 cars as having a look that only a mother could love.
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Re: F1 (boring I know) Hamilton's nose fell off

The new Lotus F1 car looks odd as the 2 sticky out bits of the nose aint even the same length  Huh