The front wing is defiantly and important part of the "initial turn in" and the turn period, but it all has to be in proportion.
Whichever driving style the driver has, lots of front wing, or less, it has to be in proportion to what the rest of the car including the diffuser generate; which contributes a significant portion of the overall downforce.
A car that generates 20% through it's diffuser, certainly can't make up for the deficiency to a car that is generating 40% by running more front wing.
Back to the diffusers.
Artile 3.12.5 reads: "All parts lying on the reference and step planes, in addition to the transition between the two planes, must produce uniform, solid, hard, continuous, rigid (no degree of freedom in relation to the body/chassis unit), impervious surfaces under all circumstances. Fully enclosed holes are permitted in the surfaces lying on the reference and step planes provided no part of the car is visible through them when viewed from directly below."
The vertical slots to allow air into the diffusers (as pictured above) that the DDD teams argue are perfectly legal as per the rules, you can't see any bodywork through them when viewed from "directly" below. This allows for unlimited floor levels to be created.
Only the lowest of these floors is mandated to be flat. The floors above the mandate and directly above can be shaped as one wishes for ground effects.
If you manage to move the rear suspension forward far enough as mentioned by Byrne, there is no real practical (there is a limit but it's wide open) limit as to how high your diffuser or whatever you want to call it would go. The downforce levels that would be generated would be enormous.
We would be braking 2004 records in no time.
Last edited by Astro1 on Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:52 am, edited 2 times in total.