raymondu999 wrote:Hey all. I remember reading a Ross Brawn interview a while back, and he was talking about an upcoming upgrade as being efficiency based rather than increased downforce. And it also occurred to me last year that Force India's VJM-02 was a killer on the straights with efficiency, but had dismal downforce. Then I was thinking again, couldn't the Force India with it's low-drag car, just make a wing with a greater angle of attack, and just sacrifice some of their efficiency for downforce? Can anyone help to clarify me on this issue? Thanks.
Sorry, aero is DEFINITELY not my main subject
adam2007 wrote:Teams want to create downforce with minimum drag
You cant have downforce without drag
riff_raff wrote:Besides evaluating aero mods purely in terms of L/D at some fixed condition, one must also consider sensitivity to changes in pitch and yaw. An aero device that is stable under changes in pitch and yaw is probably most desirable.
There's no free lunch in aero design. It's all about the best compromise.
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