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.
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.
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.
Wouldn\'t there be some lateral flow in that area even in a straight line with air coming around the sidepod intakes?
does anyone have more pictures.
cheers..thumbs up! :D
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