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Clearly what Lowe knows from Mercedes is being applied. The outer triple vane treatment, as well as the "mustache tang" on the side of the area near the bulkhead.
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Old aero ideas :) !!!

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LookBackTime wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:29 pm
Old aero ideas :) !!!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKOP2CKWwAADxr8.jpg:large
Many of the current bargeboards can be considered as continuations of 2008. Concerning concept their are very much alike. The differences can be explained by 3 things:
-Better knowledge of micro aerodynamics
-Higher strength of carbon fibre materials
-Ability to create much more complex bodywork.

I think especially the latter is the key difference. They are much more able to 3 dimensionally curve bodywork pieces. This was a silent evolution throughout the years, but it becomes obvious when comparing the bargeboards.
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LookBackTime wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:29 pm
Old aero ideas :) !!!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKOP2CKWwAADxr8.jpg:large
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via Albert Fabrega ES‏ @AlbertFabrega

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turbof1 wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:50 am
Many of the current bargeboards can be considered as continuations of 2008. Concerning concept their are very much alike. The differences can be explained by 3 things:
-Better knowledge of micro aerodynamics
-Higher strength of carbon fibre materials
-Ability to create much more complex bodywork.

I think especially the latter is the key difference. They are much more able to 3 dimensionally curve bodywork pieces. This was a silent evolution throughout the years, but it becomes obvious when comparing the bargeboards.
I'd say it's detail comes much more from progress on CFD and the computer front, if you can't design these detailed parts, you won't build them.

2008 F1 saw enough complex surfaces that are fairly similar in terms of what they build now.
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Aparently the slits in the backswept
" handlebars" are for legality reasons. Bodywork above the bargeboard legality box must not be visible looking up from the reference plane.

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