16:24 Feb 19, 2012
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / F1
Italian term or phrase: pinna
si parla di alettoni di vetture di formula 1.
in italiano gli elementi verticali di chiusura laterale o di supporto si chiamano pinne. Devo tradurre il termine pinna in inglese americano, in un documento tecnico descrittivo, nella seguente frase:

"pinna di supporto dell'alettone posteriore (di una vettura di formula 1)"

La traduzione che mi viene in mente è " fin supporting the rear wing" , ma non sono sicura che in questo senso il termine adeguato sia fin.

Grazie in anticipo per il vostro aiuto.
Local time: 07:34

Summary of answers provided
4 +4fin
Russell Jones



12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
pinna (di supporto di un alettone posteriore)

pinna di un alettone = stabiliser fin (stabilizer in US English)

Rather odd to be writing in US English when Formula 1 has no races in the US!

Russell Jones
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:34
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Native speaker of: English
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Notes to answerer
Asker: Sorry, but after discussion with the client it turned out that fin was not appropriate, as it was a structural element in the shape of the fin, and not a real aerodynamic element. In the end, in accord with the customer, we went for "fin-shaped supporting element".

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agree  Claudia Cherici
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agree  Mario Ricci
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agree  Vincent Lemma: sure
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agree  EleoE
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