motobaleno wrote:I'm surely aware of the fact that things are pretty complicated in F1 but I think that you guys make them MORE complicated of how actually are. I see some integration and interactions between different parts of cars but I think that this integration is not so overwhelming as you say.
beyond, are you sure that changing some features of a floor requires new crash tests? how can you be sure that the structural part of the floor is no more the same? also the different exhaust style seems to make the sidepods very different but actually all these kind of changes do not affect the structural parts and do not require crash tests
Ya i agree that a changes in the floor will not prompt for a crash test but if u think as a total package to adopt the Floor u have the channel the air flow in the right direction, and to do so u need to change the shape of ur sidepod and the internal air flow arrangement, this is why crash test arises as u shape sidepod and realigned ur internal component then u have to prove that ur safety is not compromise in this quest.
Another thing is the exhaust configuration which seems to be different with different setting, but u must understand that they do not compromises the total package rather they only change the direction of the exhaust flow, and produce different level of drag in this matter.
For ur consolation i m posting two pic of RB8 floor where u can see the channel for directing the airflow toward two different direction which is affected by the sidepod shape, and for this RB8 gone through a crash test recently ............... Right click to view image