ESPImperium wrote:beelsebob wrote:raymondu999 wrote:Given that next year we will see exhaust regs that will not allow teams to put an exhaust in a position capable of benefiting the diffuser; I think it's only fair we discuss who will be hit hardest, and who will be hit least with this change.
Conventional wisdom calls for Ferrari to be the main benefactor, as they did in Silverstone; and for McLaren (who were at sea in Silverstone, and in pre-season before they used the Red Bull copy EBD) or Red Bull (with the most experience with the EBD concept) to be hit the hardest.
I'm pretty confident that McLaren and RBR have the resources to design a car around a non-blown diffuser. McLaren I think was hit so hard in Silverstone, simply because this years car happens to be build around the concept of the diffuser... a concept that still isn't working as it should have originally.
Pretty confedent to say they will go back to the 2009/2010 maps for initial runs before going out and getting maps specific for 2012 as early as Day 2 of testing as Day 1 is usually used for data collection and correlation to numbers from CFD and tunnels.
dren wrote:How much would the exhaust help if it blew down the middle U section of the Mclaren side pods?