The y250 vortices comes from front wing inner tips.ryaan2904 wrote: ↑Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:25 pmDidn't the y250 from a slim nose help with better sealing the floor? I dont think its has anything to do with the underfloor air. In any case, with a ban on floor slots and a trimmed floor, I think teams with slim noses do lose that bit of an advantage.the EDGE wrote: ↑Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:56 pmA slimmer nose on its own might not show any advantage, It’s not necessarily about the extra drag caused by itFDD wrote: ↑Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:41 pmI read on several occasions (speculations) that Ferrari made aero and CFD trials with slim nose and they did not find in summary any advantages over wide one.
This is very probable because they state that tokens will be used in the rear part of the car and also if they find advantages they will homologate until 30 Sep. Instead of that they decided to further develop the current version of the nose.
This is my opinion on the Ferrari's "nose" subject.
In my opinion Ferrari may well choose to spend their 2 tokens on a new nose and not change the rear
Aero surfaces have not been homologated and teams will upgrade these over the winter and through next year as normal
The slimmer nose allows more space for the y250 vortices from the inner wingtips to work the air more from the front of the car, speeding it up around and under the car and in turn creating a more stable rear end by working the diffuser harder
I have no idea what Ferrari are planning but this seems as likely a development path as any other
What ever they choose to do, it will be done in conjunction with how they choose to manage the changes to the floor and brake duct regulations
People seem to forget this, although the chassis & Mechanical parts of the car have been homologated there are still major rules changes for this year that have required a huge aero development program as usual. These changes are capable of really upsetting the current order
Between the two nose types it seals the same. The problem is when the car is disturbed. The wide nose needs a set of vertical fins.. Which do work great in most situations. But i suppose take that bit more energy from the flow in other situaitions. U can see the wide nose is closer so lesss pace. More air flow in less space means things get disturbed easier.