first_imgThe home at 92 Colwill Cres, BelivahENJOY stunning views from the balcony of this Belivah home on a 4.56ha block high up on a mountain top.The property at 92 Colwill Cres has three bedrooms and two bathrooms spread across two levels.Mark and Kim Harrison bought the home seven years ago when their son was still at home.“When we bought it, it was rundown so we did a full renovation,” Mr Harrison said.“The idea was we wanted a country home; we wanted it to blend with the countryside.“The balcony was really small so we built a massive one to make the most of the views; you can see from Mount Cotton right up to north Straddie and down to Rocky Point heading to the coast. The home has a modern, renovated interior.Downstairs there are two more bedrooms, a second living area, a bathroom and laundry.There is also room for four cars in the double lockup garage and double shed.Mr Harrison said the acreage block was private and low-maintenance.“The block is peaceful yet we have that modern, city-type living inside the home,” he said.“We love the home, we really do but we need to downscale.”The home is being marketed for Tony Pennisi from The Property Hub for offers over $949,000. The home is high up on a 4.56ha block.“We didn’t want to impede the views, so that’s why there is so much glass.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“It’s magnificent to sit out on the balcony and look across to the island — we like to have dinner and barbecues out there or just have a beer and take in the views.“Or you can sit in the lounge room and read and see the same view. There’s even a view from the shower in the ensuite.”The upper level has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens up on to the large deck. The master bedroom is also on this level and has a walk-in robe and ensuite.last_img read more

first_img(BBC) – Red Bull have lodged an official protest against a controversial and revolutionary steering system on Mercedes’ 2020 Formula 1 car.Red Bull allege that the so-called dual-axis steering system (DAS) breaks the rules on two counts.These are that it constitutes a moveable aerodynamic device and that it is an adjustment to the suspension while the car is in motion.DAS alters the ‘toe’ of the front wheels by moving the steering wheel.The ‘toe’ is the angle of the front wheels in relation to the longitudinal axis of the car.F1 cars operate with a degree of ‘toe-out’ – which effectively means that the front parts of the tyres are turned outwards by a few millimetres.This is beneficial when the driver turns in to the corner as it gives them more grip and stability but causes a degree of ‘scrub’ on the straights, where the tyre is dragged across the track at an angle, which causes its temperature to rise.In the Mercedes system, the driver can pull on the steering wheel to straighten the front wheels as he comes on to a straight and then push back on it to revert to the ‘toe-out’ position as he enters a corner.The potential advantage is two-fold: it changes the amount of tyre ‘scrub’ on the straights, allowing the team to adjust the temperature of the tyres and it could reduce drag to increase straight-line speed.The system has been banned by a change of rules for 2021, but governing body the FIA has already said it considers DAS to be legal under the current rules.The success of the protest, lodged with the stewards at the delayed season-opening race in Austria this weekend, will be determined by whether officials agree with the FIA’s assessment of the system.It has been declared legal on the basis that it complies with a rule that states: “The front wheels are adjusted solely by the steering and under the full control of the driver.”But Red Bull have lodged their protest on different grounds, namely Articles 3.8 and 10.2.3 of the technical regulations.Article 3.8 says that any part of the car that influences its aerodynamic performance “must be rigidly secured to the entirely sprung part of the car” and “must remain immobile” in that relationship.Red Bull contend that the change in the angle of the front wheels gives Mercedes an aerodynamic advantage by reducing drag on the straights.And Article 10.2.3 says “no adjustment may be made to any suspension system while the car is in motion”.The success of that part of the protest will depend on whether stewards consider DAS to be part of the suspension system or, as Mercedes will contend, the steering.It has been claimed that Mercedes are using the system only on the drivers’ first laps out of the pits, which suggests that it is being used to generate tyre temperature for the start of qualifying laps.But Mercedes deny that out laps are the only time it is used.last_img read more