ringo wrote:Looking at it, this car would not have been a race winner.
The front is very good, but behind the fuel tank is a bit conservative; too wide. Compare to Mclaren and redbull.
This is just from an aero pov, how well the suspension works is a mystery.
You simply can't tell from looks how it's aero will perform, sorry.
I remember having this discussion earlier in the thread, and yes you can tell how aero performs by "looks".
Aero is completely geometrical
and nothing to do with anything else like materials or even mechanics, since we are dealing with non movable aero.
A car's body is defined by 3 dimensional surfaces, the human eye is perfectly capable of processing such inputs.
With a perfect memomry someone can look on a car, draw it, and run it in a wind tunnel. With experience one can judge aero performance.
For example, you have enough life experience to discern the aero differences between a golf ball and a brick. In an extreme case someone out there can discern the difference between 2 F1 cars. It's perfectly possible and within human capability.
You can't use your own limitations and experiences to put an artificial limit on what is humanely possible. You are equipped with enough tools to detect all the inputs that are relevant to aero; aside from thermal vission.