Toro Rosso STR13 Honda

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Re: Toro Rosso STR13 Honda

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Close up of the bargeboard area from postseason test in Abu Dhabi
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Are orange and red marked bits (and those right from the vertical element) like some kind of mini diffusers? Or just to add to the outwash effect?

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Re: Toro Rosso STR13 Honda

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I think the general idea is to build a controlled spiral, not exactly a high rotational velocity vortex but something that captures outflow from the bargeboards/sidepod and wraps it back onto the flow.
the four immutable forces:
static balance
dynamic balance
static imbalance
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