Today's tyres have much smaller slip angles than the bias-ply drift machines of yore. The only way that drifting through a corner is faster is if the slip angle of the tire is very large, or a dramatic yaw change is needed (aka hand-brake hairpins). Drifting is rarely the fastest way through a corner.kilcoo316 wrote:In my opinion a major problem with modern F1 is that viewers cannot see how quick and good the drivers are. Hence my rule changes are aimed at bringing ye olde powerslide back into vogue. If the public see the spectacle of the finest drivers in the world having to drift their way through corners (as its the fastest way), then overtaking is not as important, but it should be made easier anyway.
tuj wrote:Today's tyres have much smaller slip angles than the bias-ply drift machines of yore. The only way that drifting through a corner is faster is if the slip angle of the tire is very large, or a dramatic yaw change is needed (aka hand-brake hairpins). Drifting is rarely the fastest way through a corner.
Yes - but the position of the turbulent flow relative to the ground plane is of importance - keep it higher = better.Ogami musashi wrote:If you want a slipstream then you're in turbulent airflow, if no turbulent airflow less slipstream.
Nah, it was yet another ill-concieved idea that was to aid "overtaking".Ogami musashi wrote: Basically what you are proposing is the CDG concept, having the slipstream over the bodywork yet letting the front wing with few perturbated flows.
Ogami musashi wrote: The problem of today is simply the amount of downforce VS profile of the wing, that is, we create too much downforce with wings, thoses wings having very aggressive profiles that end in turbulent flows.
That's why for example when the front wing was in the ground effect the profiles were not as aggressive and thus cars could follow each other without loosing too much downforce (you always loose downforce).
I agree, when they lifted the front wing, they removed the damping effect of the ground on the local turbulence field - thus the flow in which the front wing is now travelling through has more turbulence, not less.Ogami musashi wrote: i think actually that's the aero cutting regulations that yield to this situation.
Ogami musashi wrote: On the powerslide , while i think that would be interesting i don't agree on the interest of replacing current way of driving with that,i think that could be interesting for another series.
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