Seeing the Ferrari acer ducts and other teams exhaust solutions made me think about the sidepod design of current F1 cars. More specifically, why are they designing the sidepods with a down slope towards the rear? doesn't that create lift?
How come no team has tried to shape the sidepods as an upside wing? Something like TR's double floor sidepod, with Ferrari's current mild L shape, the outer extremities shaped as an upside wing and the inner "tunnel" shaped downwards to point the exhaust where needed. Am I being naive? Will that work? Allowed under the current regulations?