MrT wrote:Scarbs, thanks for the photo.... you can see clearly quite a significant lateral offset so they are going to get a reducing front ride height with steer. I modelled this effect mathematically for a company a year and a half ago, and the results looked extremley interesting.
I would have thought the offset is a set up parameter for different tracks as it is easy to change for and aft offsets with shims and my model suggested some signficant load changes when compared with classical WT. The lateral offset is probably a function of vehicle speed and steer angle compared with the aero load and resulting spring compression, so the wing can be held at the optimum height above the ground...
Am i right in thinking ferrari were the first back in 2000ish to have this set up? Toyota were the first to have a very large lateral offset I think from my research - a year after ferrari initially mounted it to the upright.
Do Super Aguri run this at the moment?
"It's really just understanding a different way of working with aerodynamics. We're not expecting it to be any quicker. ... It might be more consistent and balance-wise it might be better, but you can't expect the team to turn the team around that quickly. ... This car is horrible to drive and I don't enjoy coming to the races at the moment. ... The problem for us now is that we're very slow in a straight line and when we get to a corner then we haven't got any downforce. So it can't be worse."
modbaraban wrote:vyselegend wrote:I think in clear they didn't "evolve" a working concept (RA106), but rather choose to built a brand new package based on (not necessary tested) theories, even maybe "borrowed" ones... (Mac Laren obvious inspiration).
Can't see anything that looks like McLaren on this picture:
West wrote:Nicky Hayden's Honda motorcycle is ruining him this year.
Scuderia_Russ wrote:West wrote:Nicky Hayden's Honda motorcycle is ruining him this year.
I think Nicky Hayden is pretty much ruining Nicky Hayden.
modbaraban wrote:mx_tifosi wrote:I guess since the thread title doesn't specify Honda's Formula 1 team, its up to the poster to decide what path to take in the discussion.......
mx_tifosi wrote:And oh yeah, Honda F1 needs better drivers too, besides getting their car "right".
Keir wrote:Bringing up Honda's issues again. At the belgium Grand Prix Rubens Barrichello was said to have added front wing to quell slight understeer and ended up with even more understeer.
Is this not a classic sign that air over the the front wing is stalling?
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