New cutout podvane at Ferrari

By on

Ferrari are really putting in a huge effort to make up for the lost ground because of windtunnel problems earlier on in the season. Now that everything is back on track, developments are clear and pay off. The Italian team has brought a new sidepod vane to the three-day test at Spa. The new panel in the upper image is now open in the middle and features a slit similar to what McLaren introduced albeit slightly more subtle.


By Saribro on 12-07-2007 at 03:51

I\'d say it\'s more akin to the slits on the rear wing endplates of most teams, but I suppose the function doesn\'t differ much regardless.

By ginsu on 12-07-2007 at 22:42

I think the function is going to be quite similar to the rear wing slits but with a very different purpose because it looks like these slits would only be effective in crosswind or yawing (turning) situations.

I always thought they\'d generate tons of drag upon corner entry or in a heavy crosswind and make the car difficult to steer because they are ahead of CofG.

By Saribro on 13-07-2007 at 02:46

Wouldn\'t there be some lateral flow in that area even in a straight line with air coming around the sidepod intakes?

By TERRASTAR18 on 17-07-2007 at 17:34

does anyone have more pictures.

By TERRASTAR18 on 17-07-2007 at 19:02

cheers..thumbs up! :D

Add comment

Please register or log in with your account to comment on this article