Stigmacher wrote:My thoughts were...
They were using a metal with a high coefficient of thermal expansion. This would allow the size of the diffuser and holes in it to enlarge when heated by the exhaust gases during the race but return to regulation size when cooled. This would allow them to be in compliance, pass scrutineering, and gain an aero edge. Not a rules violation just smart engineering.
This is all speculation however.
Stigmacher wrote:This would allow them to be in compliance, pass scrutineering, and gain an aero edge. Not a rules violation just smart engineering.
747heavy wrote:why would you need to coat titanium?
BreezyRacer wrote:How is it faster to produce it from titanium? You still have to create moulds, etc. Layup and baking should be a non factor, really in the time to fabricate. Maybe McLaren are having problems laminating CF for high heat? Now that i think about it they have had some issues in the past with parts that couldn't take heat well, like when they first tried DD diffusers.
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