Conceptual wrote:Sure, but KERS doesnt help your ability to outbreak someone into a corner. Vectoring the shields even 6 degrees would.
Apart from the relative
pointlessness of inventing reasons for air brakes to exist in Formula One "after the fact" (I think that such a thing is at least more likely to arise from a specific objective
), the way KERS affects braking ability definitely is something its designers will not lose sight of. Understood and applied in a superior manner to the competition, it is just the sort of thing that can allow a driver to gain an advantage towards a corner.
The environment in which air brakes function is manyfold more unpredictable than the variance in mechanical deceleration capability, even if the two are dynamically coupled. It is that very relationship that has been so widely discussed here, by the OWG and in many another fora. While much is possible in the all but infinite realm of realisable vehicles, actuating the so called "sidepod shields" in anything resembling a current F1 car can only result from a much more comprehensive rethink of the whole basic layout than tinkering with a couple of components.
And in that case, without any other pertinent context, you may as well be debating Formula One as you may not. Consider the answers you got thus far, which scarcely have a focus. Mostly that reflects the qualities of the point of departure to this exchange, which is open-ended to say the least. Yes, moving a winglet relative to the trajectory on which it travels through a mass of air will have an effect, as "for every force there is an equal, but opposite, force". That, to the best of my capabilities and resources is the exhaustive and definitive answer to your question.
Other than that, I feel we're somewhat left to our own devices rather than a collective purpose to invent why this discussion occurs. Should someone actually manage in vectoring something out of the entirety of these comments and - speaking of aerodynamics - thin air, I'm partial to thinking that his or her ideas merit consideration in their own right. In such a case there will be no comparison at all between personal prowess in innovation and the generality of notions herein.
As to Pat Symond's email address, the Renault website is in fact very interactive. While it may be a long shot to get an answer from him directly, there's a good chance that someone from the team personnel (even though the messenger might be from the PR department
) will get back to you through proper "team fansite" channels.