Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:37 pm
I don't see RedBull (Or Mercedes) copying the Ferrari sidepods. It's not a magic bullet feature and anyway would require the rest of the car to be copied in order to perform the same.
well it has structural implications that impose a redesign of the chassis, but aerodinamically the concept works like the ones they have already, more fluid into the bottom part and a wing at the entrance top to keep the flow attached to the sidepod, it is just extreme
so it s a problem of thermo and structural changes, and compared to redbull solution the only disadvantage maybe more weight located higher ( but probably redbull sidepods have also to do with renault engine thermo capabilities )
it proved to be effective, to fuel and make the diffuser work at an higher angle (rake)without detachment of the flux and stall and with less drag from wakes , but the real secret of the aero there seems the suspension, the rake angle is not limited from stall as much as limited from the needed drag reduction on straight that only an active suspension system will cover and modify , probably ferrari one is the best solution for drag but any active-like suspension system totally destroys it ( mexico redbull stability and speed, monza, i really dont know what they did and how they did, do you? Amus spread some ideas about it, and everyone talked about it but how could it end with no drama?)
since both redbull and mercedes are rumoured to have played again with active suspensions, in few tracks, the question is, will suspension wars start again next season?