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Pictures and the Discussion about the 2019 Front Wing have been moved to the 2017 - 2020 Aero Thread.

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Please keep it about the 2018 Spec in here.
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When you don't know what your car is doing :wtf:

https://twitter.com/tgruener/status/1024687901748211719

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F1NAC wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:40 pm
When you don't know what your car is doing :wtf:

https://twitter.com/tgruener/status/1024687901748211719
It's even worse than that! :mrgreen:
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F1NAC wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:40 pm
When you don't know what your car is doing :wtf:

https://twitter.com/tgruener/status/1024687901748211719
I disagree. As evidenced, Williams has been working hard to gain some massive improvements, concentrating in the area where they really CAN make a distinguishable difference!

Livery.

Williams have put some substancial resource in the looks department so that new updates can be brought. These seem to be massively underrated in the F1 community, but happen to give better results than some boring technical stuff. Want evidence? here You have an assesment of France GP updates: https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comme ... tfits_are/

I'm glad to see Williams really getting their act together and working hard on updates! Keep up guys!

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I think they just left it parked in the wrong part of Budapest overnight.

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Interesting what seems to be happening at the rear of the sidepod, looks like air is built up and just detaches from that point.
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wesley123 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:47 pm
Interesting what seems to be happening at the rear of the sidepod, looks like air is built up and just detaches from that point.
The photos of the red side look like the car hadn't ran yet. The blue side, if that's what you're referencing, looks like boundary layer thickening. The vertical line through the Martini logo. My guess. If so I would think that it's pretty normal across the field. Laminar flow for what looks like a couple feet / ~1m, then detachment.

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Oh hell no! I can't imagine the size of aero problems Williams has when they decided to put flow viz all over the freakin' car!
And they call it a stall. A STALL!

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well it may as well be a tiny little vortex (or lack of it) in the wrong place and time that ruins all of the aero they are looking for. That would make sense to have a (colorful) picture of the whole package to see where it fails.

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Merc engine viewed from behind:
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Two different rear wings for Spa
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Morteza wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:23 pm
Two different rear wings for Spa
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DlR73B7XgAAQszO?format=jpg

Both those rear wings have such high aoa....going to be pretty slow Williams on the straights

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Morteza wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:23 pm
Two different rear wings for Spa
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DlR73B7XgAAQszO?format=jpg
They have brought the upper wing for Monza
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