manchild wrote:In 1979 Villeneuve’s Ferrari wasn’t dominant car but fact that both cars had manual shifting that enabled him to match up and beat Arnoux.
manchild wrote:Scuderia_Russ wrote:I think you'll find that Arnoux had a fuel pick up problem!
Haven’t found anywhere that Arnoux had fuel pick problem, to me it seamed like typical “turbo lag”.
manchild wrote:All the things they are now suggesting for 2007 or 2008 are actually just return to status before FIA’s messing had begun. Back to wider cars (FIA narrowed them), back to slicks (FIA banned them), back to wider pneumatics (FIA narrowed them) … It seams to me that they are trying to get away and suck-up to F1 fans by bringing back things they’ve stolen from fans just to maintain their seat at the top or the pyramid.
Tomba wrote:Back on the rear wing idea...
It seems to me like the FIA is blaming the rear wing for the loss of overtaking. Note that in the aforementioned early 90s the rear wing was bigger and higher above the ground.
To me there are therefore 2 main reasons for overtaking problems because of low pressure behind the car:
- Possibly to limited effect, but I think that a higher rear wing would leave a higher pressure behind the car as it allows more air to pass under the wing (and over the rear light).
- What about the diffuser? They used to be simple and big, while now they are rather small but very aerodynamically shaped. Maybe the 2005 regulations did not go far enough to limit downforce generated there...
As for the aero CDG idea, at least they recognise that dirty air behind the cars makes following another car very hard to do. If they remove all aero then F1 will no longer be the fastest on the planet (and no sponsor space ), so they can't do that and expect to keep the premier slot on TV. Whether this is the right solution, we don't know - I see it as a big signpost pointing at the problem. Something that the engineers need to look at.
RH1300S wrote:Don't forget, with the proposed wing location downforce and corner speed will be cut dramatically, along with increased braking distances and cars running closer in corners - which should make for better racing. So, what is wrong with that?
RH1300S wrote:I don't see why discussing an idea has to turn into a rant against the FIA.
Sawtooth-spike wrote:ok being a little bit thick, i just want to ask something,
Will there be any slip stream left with the new wing?
Also i thought the problem with the 2005 cars was that to get back the downforce they lost they had to add loads of flip up and and work the air they had got alot harder, which worked well in clean air but in the dirty air the effectiveness of the flip ups was lost, thus making it hard to get get close to each other. if i am well of somebody please tell me.
The FIA have done there Home work this time, i think the only thing the messed up is the mock up they made looks a little big ugly, I am sure when the teams work on it they will make something that looks sexy.
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