banibhusan wrote: I dunno how far it's accurate in terms of statistical figures
There is no 100% tunnel as accurate as the 60% tunnels for testing a F1 car.
Look at the expense of upgrading from a 50 to 60% tunnel. A 100% tunnel is not going to happen any time soon for financial reasons AND it will not happen in the USA where they only racers with budgets (small at that) are the NASCAR teams.
I have to disagree. Windshear is arguably the best tunnel in the world. I live 5 minutes from the facility & it's amazing how many race teams from different series use it; F1, Indy, NASCAR, LeMans, etc. All of the top teams in F1 make their way to this facility at least once a year. I would venture to say Windshear is as accurate as the teams own facility, probably more so. No Brian the teams aren't allowed to test at 100% regularly due to costs. Has nothing to do with accuracy.
Same reason they can't test at full speed.
edit: Also why in the world would an F1 team forfeit FOUR
days of regular wind tunnel testing(60%) for ONE
day of full scale 100% testing if 60% were so much more accurate? This only serves to prove the point further.
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