raymondu999 wrote:roadwarrior wrote:raymondu999 wrote:The Lotus has no exhaust trickery and is still very good - I still don't think exhausts are the answer. Exhausts could maybe be the straw that breaks the camel's back, but I think there's also a lot to gain through a more "organic" development of the car too.
True, but Red Bull seemed to find a junk of time in Valencia with their new rear floor arrangement so perhaps there is something in that exhaust setup. But I agree that Merc need to fully understand their car, tires and setup before throwing another variable of exhaust configuration into the mix.
I'm not sure I agree with that. The exhaust portion of the Red Bull wasn't changed in Valencia - it was the tunnel underneath the exhaust. Red Bull's exhaust remained pretty much unchanged for Valencia. So in effect it was also an upgrade on the more "fundamental" aerodynamics of the car.
I disagree, both the exhaust ramp and the outlet itself was very different from previous iterations.
also their previous versions off the tunnel weren't working correctly so the airflow around the lower sidepods was disrupting their exhaust flow before valencia.
getting a bit off topic now though...