The"duct" is actually the junction between the beamwing and the chassis. As the whole Rearwing is held by it, it needs to be a tad bigger than most.BorisTheBlade wrote:My 2 cents:
- The "duct" is simply the crash structure as someone mentioned before. Remember that it has to be connected to something as rigid as the gearbox or the engine to fulfill that role. Furthermore it's no surprise that it is shaped aerodynamically in such a sensitive region.
- For me it makes sense to have the "Mini"-DDD blown by a slit on the upper side of the floor. It just works like the starter hole worked in the last years - fast and therefore high-energized air from above the floor helps "pulling" air out of the Diffuser. As IIRC Scarbs said the aim of their exhaust is to further support that solution.
It seems to be legal because of the 15cm area left and right of the centreline being not as restricted by the rules (as was also stated before).
I don't think the tube is feeding the DD. I think it is blowing the beam or rear wing somehow. Perhaps from the end plates instead of the actual wing. The DD looks to increase the diffuser exit volume by connection through the starter hole.ForMuLaOne wrote:I really do not believe that the channel that comes out of the engine cover feeds the diffusor slot underneath the crash structure. It may be that the air evacuates through the slot in the beam wing. But the slot in the diffuser surely is not fed by anything that does not provide a certain velocity of an airmass. You don`t want to create any type of pressure behind the diffusor, but the maximum air expansion in order to create suction underneath the car. So what i believe is that we will see a slotted beamwing and a slotted diffusor(which they already ran last season) at some point in 2012 season. With slotted i mean a slotted gurney flap.
dren wrote: I don't think the tube is feeding the DD. I think it is blowing the beam or rear wing somehow. Perhaps from the end plates instead of the actual wing. The DD looks to increase the diffuser exit volume by connection through the starter hole.
The beam wing looks like it already has a slotted gurney.
If that is a hole, its a massive one!radosav wrote:http://www.flickr.com/photos/73092712@N ... /lightbox/ is there hole in rb8's floor too?