ForMuLaOne wrote:I really do not believe that the channel that comes out of the engine cover feeds the diffusor slot underneath the crash structure. It may be that the air evacuates through the slot in the beam wing. But the slot in the diffuser surely is not fed by anything that does not provide a certain velocity of an airmass. You don`t want to create any type of pressure behind the diffusor, but the maximum air expansion in order to create suction underneath the car. So what i believe is that we will see a slotted beamwing and a slotted diffusor(which they already ran last season) at some point in 2012 season. With slotted i mean a slotted gurney flap.
I don't think the tube is feeding the DD. I think it is blowing the beam or rear wing somehow. Perhaps from the end plates instead of the actual wing. The DD looks to increase the diffuser exit volume by connection through the starter hole.
The beam wing looks like it already has a slotted gurney.