The Scuderia Ferrari have understood that everything in F1 these days is about cutting through air as efficiently as possible. The team is now aggresively attacking the molecules by new "knives" located just ahead both sidepods. The elements work similar to those at Renault and Honda in order to increase the pressure at the sidepod air inlet. The difference with Ferrari's design is the angle and the sharpness of the endpoints.
there are to things to notice frist close to da cockpit the angle is up to deflect more air to the side pots and doing that they can increase front wing angle.
Second thind the tips of the \"Knives\" hava a down angle to max downforce
briliante design ferrari dont copy they do it better allways
Well the official Formula1 site reports that these things allow the team to set a steeper front wing angle without disrupting the sidepod airflow too much.
Although it may be partly true (teams are increasing the side of the suspension arms to do just that too) I don\'t think this can be considered the most important reason for these \"knives\".
The \'knives\' would produce lift if in isolation. However, we can\'t be sure how Ferrari has integrated them into the rest of its aero package. It looks like they\'re trying to direct more air into their sidepods. Maybe they can decrease the sidepod inlet size if this solution works.
Wouldn\'t the \"knive tips\" produce vortices which could improve the rear wing aero in some way? Passenger jets create such massive vortices during takeoff that it takes about 5-10 minutes before the air is calm enough before another plane can takeoff at the same runway.
Which way would the vortex \'spin\'? I am thinking it would be downward on both sides to push air dams under the car -- invisible side skirts. AND keep things clean on the topside as you suspect. Plus they just look so bad ass! :twisted:
more picks please! 8)
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