I was having this crazy thought:
In some tracks most of the time is to be won (or lost) in a bunch of corners, which sometimes are all or most to the same side (Barcelona's right handers spring to mind).
In that case, if some lateral force was effected on the car through aero, say, with asymmetrical wings of even an asymmetrical body, the car would rotate (a bit) without transmitting any force to the tyres.
An obvious side effect would be that the car would tend to rotate in the straights, and corners to the opposite side would require extra forces through the tyres, but maybe having some extra 30Km/h through turn 8 in Turkey would make it worth it? Cars for oval races are biased that way, but I believe that is purely mechanical, not based on aero.
I am thinking of turning vanes, like the ones currently in the front wing, but instead of both pointing to outside the car, having both direct the air to the right, or both to the left. Something like that could be even more effective in the rear wing (no downstream side effects) or in winglets in the limited bodywork where that is allowed.
I think that this pushing air to the sides would mean sacrificing a lot of downforce, probably with terrible overall negative effect, but I wanted to pick the minds of the forumers on the issue.
Just as a reference point, the currently produced downforce amounts to 3G at times.
Any ideas? Is it possible? Is it legal? Has it been tried? Is it used in ovals?
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