Big Tea wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:42 pm
Slo Poke wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:07 am
Red Bull presently have two fine drivers and as such, for 2020, a little protection wouldn’t go amiss here. Albon will have been instructed to go out and test that fancy wing and look where it put him. Seems to me Red Bull are merely playing around with aerodynamical misleads trying to make sense of fezza and merc’s turn in, apex and exit speed. Well the answer to that little conundrum isn’t to be found in aero and as such Red Bull need to be just a tad more circumspect, surely they know what they’re competing against. I do, to the extent that at times I’m sorry I’m still alive. The fezza and merc turn in, apex and exit abilities are to be found mechanically within the differential, it’s as simple as that, before anyone gets inadvertently hurt due to some orchestrated low speed test.
I thought along the same lines. They do not want to destroy Albon's confidence, so why give him the one-and-only-super-duper-next-big-thing wing to go and test in the wet with not even the best tyre on?
Smacks of mis-direction to me. Some valuable time wasted by the competition checking just in case it real was the plan to go down that road and follow something RBR thought may be worthwhile, even if they tested it and knew different.
Hi! Big Tea. You can safely bet Adrian Newey knew different but to check it out isn’t a bad thing. I for one can’t see as there’s much to be said about vortices other than for click bait. What structural integrity does a vortex possess, as I’ve seen very little. Unless of course you’re flying a light aircraft into Heathrow ten or fifteen seconds behind a jumbo jet, then maybe there’s a sort of integrity. I really don’t know what or where all the fuss is coming from concerning these vortices other than the analogy I mentioned! Even a fancy front wing working in conjunction with bargeboards fails to make any sense with me, what with the wheel itself and then wheel wake and then suspension struts then bodywork fuselage all combining to mar if not utterly destroy some artificially induced whirlwind of wishy-washy air. It’s click bait nothing more!
So! There has to be some other reason for the fezza and merc superior turn in, apex and exit speed and that is to be found within their differentials. There are devices both of these teams are using to control, when cornering, individual rear wheel speed. When the inner wheel is asked, or has to slow down for turn in, the outer rear wheel is obliged to speed up. All this will be adjustable by the dial on the steering wheel. Passing through apex to corner exit all of these team drivers are benefiting from what can be described as a locked differential. In fact from lights out to checkered flag all of these team drivers are benefiting from what can accurately be called a locked differential. Now! Here exists the point of my initial comment. In a comment I posted some while ago I opined the idea that a fly all too often gets in the differential and disrupts things somewhat and plants Vettel in the grass, Canada anyone, well that fly just happens to be asymmetrical driveshaft length. The fezzas and mercs have cars that now sport driveshafts of equal length, which successfully banishes any fly from ever getting in there. So for Max or Alex to try and make their cars emulate what the two aforementioned cars can do, would be a little silly.
Furthermore, I’ve heard that someone has stated that what merc, has to have shared knowledge of, to the fezza crew, for the continued public interest of f1, was sent in to Brackely by a merc truck museum curator based in Stuttgart. Can anyone? Anyone at all that frequents this forum explain to me why anyone in Stuttgart would send an invention worth absolutely billions in to Brackely if they were not near Death?