As always a bunch of people are opposed to change due to the unknown. Some others have their marketing schemes affected by the engines that use fewer cylinders and less petrol. That can be perceived as tamer than the old V8s.scuderiafan wrote:why is everyone so concerned about how the engines will sound? Are thousands of fans going to quit watching because the engines don't wail anymore?
I think this is part of the problem.MIKEY_! wrote:Do you accept that the performance of a wing deteriorates in dirty air when following another car?
If so then a lift creating section on the front wing will be disputed just as the DF creating sections are. That way the affect of the sudden loss of DF in dirty air will be reduced by the the lift being reduced as well.
Also if you reduce rear DF the teams will have to reduce front DF otherwise the car will not be balanced.
That was indeed a derp – you forgot gravity.However, they both lost a significant PERCENTAGE (50%) of downforce, and therefore have (herp derp simple physics) 50% less front grip.
The last estimates I saw were that the front wing generated around 350-400kg of downforce in the days before having the centre section, your calculations were based off having 75% downforce under the new regs, so we're talking 260-300kg of downforce from the front wing now. If we take 50% away:Bazza wrote:That's still not a whole lot - wouldn't be much off 300kg based off the current regs.
You're right it makes the front grip lose less as a percentage, but now in absolute terms it's still a significant loss.
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