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Old 01-04-2002, 04:27   #1 (permalink)
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Jaguar F1 car unveiled

Jaguar Racing today unveiled its 2002 challenger, the Jaguar R3, opposite its factory in Milton Keynes (UK). Building on lessons learned in 2000 (with the R1) and 2001 (R2), this season’s challenger is a more adventurous design than either of its predecessors. “The Jaguar R3 has been conceived with the aim of achieving outstanding aerodynamic efficiency,” explains team principal, Niki Lauda.

“We have not compromised the more traditional race-car attributes of low weight, low centre of gravity and good torsional stiffness. Its distinctive high-nose shape is the result of considerable wind tunnel research and the innovative use of laminates and construction methods. Aerodynamically, R3 will generate more downforce than R2 and exhibit improved sensitivity. As soon as we get our new wind tunnel going from next month, we will be able to begin a programme that will see us improving throughout the year.

“I'm confident we've made a real step forward with R3 and in a few days time our drivers, Eddie Irvine and Pedro de la Rosa, will take to the track in Barcelona for what promises to be a very exciting day for the team.”

R3 was designed by chief designer, John Russell, and chief aerodynamicist, Mark Handford, and has been produced by their respective teams under the watchful eye of technical director, Steve Nichols. "This year, our target has been simple - to make the car go as fast as possible,” says Nichols. “That sounds obvious but what I mean is that we've been more adventurous in our design philosophy this time.

"We've concentrated on aerodynamics because we feel we were a little behind the game, aerodynamically, in 2001. Don’t misunderstand me, we have some very good aero people at Jaguar Racing, but they have been hindered by the fact that our wind tunnel has been located in California all this time. Now that we have taken steps to rectify that situation, our whole operation will become easier and on par with how our competition operates.”

Although the R3 looks dramatically different from its predecessors, the R2 had significant strengths and so the slate has not been wiped completely clean. "By comparison, R2 was arguably overly robust in some areas," recalls John Russell. "Therefore, with R3 we have been able to focus on reducing weight and improving aerodynamic performance, while building on the already proven qualities of the suspension, engine and transmission."

The car is scheduled to run for the first time at the Circuit de Cataluyna, in Barcelona, on Tuesday January 8.
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The new Jaguar looks exactly like Ferrari's F2001 car.
Don't you think?
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The new Jaguar looks exactly like Ferrari's F2001 car.
Don't you think?
Thats what I first thought when i saw the pics, but the f2001 had a slightly different nose and front wing... hey they are only about 12 months behind the front runners anyway hehehe :crazy1: :s3 :dead:
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quite an interesting desgins with a few of their own touches eh

at least they dont seem to be copying straight from other teams

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Jaguar launches their 2002 contender [04/01/02 - 12:47]




The new R3!

he Jaguar Racing team unveiled their 2001 challenger, the R3, at Futura House Milton Keynes this morning in front of the anxiously awaiting media and guests. The new car, complete with an upgraded Cosworth V10 engine was proudly displayed by drivers Eddie Irvine and Pedro de la Rosa and will have its first official outing in the hands of Irvine and de la Rosa at Barcelona's Catalunya circuit next Monday.

"The Jaguar R3 has been conceived with the aim of achieving outstanding aerodynamic efficiency," team boss Niki Lauda explained. "We have not compromised the more traditional race-car attributes of low weight, low centre of gravity and good torsional stiffness. Its distinctive high-nose shape is the result of considerable wind tunnel research and the innovative use of laminates and construction methods. Aerodynamically, the R3 will generate more downforce than the R2 and exhibit improved sensitivity characteristics. As soon as we get our new wind tunnel going from next month, we will be able to begin a program that will see us improving throughout the year. I'm confident we've made a real step forward with R3 and in a few days time, our drivers Eddie Irvine and Pedro de la Rosa will take to the track in Barcelona for what promises to be a very exciting day for the team."

After taking over from Stewart at the end of 1999, the R3 is the first car actually built from scratch by the design team made up of Technical director Steve Nichols, chief designer John Russell and head aerodynamicist Mark Handford. Lighter and aerodynamically improved, the new car should power the team up the grid and hopefully into the top six before the end of the year.

"This year, our target has been simple, to make the car go as fast as possible,” Nichols explained. “That sounds obvious but what I mean is that we've been more adventurous in our design philosophy this time. We've concentrated on aerodynamics because we feel we were a little behind the game, aerodynamically, in 2001. Don't misunderstand me, we have some very good aero people at Jaguar Racing, but they have been hindered by the fact that our wind tunnel has been located in California all this time. Now that we have taken steps to rectify that situation, our whole operation will become easier and on par with how our competition operates.”
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