beelsebob wrote:matt21 wrote:Why not have something like this? I think the performance then was right what we would need today.
More width = more drag
Wide tires = more mechanical grip + more drag
High 3-element rear wing without beam wing = downforce more or less equal to today + more drag + more slipstream
Wide frontwing with only two elements = downforce more or less equal to today
low nose = less downforce from the underbody + better safety and visibility
underfloor + diffusor of today (unblown) = downforce less than to today with low nose
... and it looks better than today´s cars
Because if a car were designed to those regs with modern knowledge it would not look like that, and would go significantly quicker.
Good point Beelsebob, and adding to that is the fact that "more drag" is the anithesis of the future in racing and production automobiles.