The bigger wings have to displace more air, and without flow management like strakes, slots and vortex generators to control turbulence on the wings, they'll be even draggier. No one will be able to run 2018 style Red Bull rear wings because of the 20mm taller DRS flap.ENGINE TUNER wrote: ↑Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:35 amWhat gives you the idea that the cars will be generally more "draggy" next year? The front wings will cover 25mm more of the face of the front tires, thus lowering drag. The rear wing will be higher (giving it more clean air), have a greater wing span and chord(both giving more efficiency) and will probably have a lower angle of attack(much decreased drag). Of course the knock on effects of decreased sealing of the floor could increase drag, but I anticipate lower(or similar) overall drag across the grid. Why do you think otherwise?
Now they might have similar drag to 2018 through slimming down the body or tidying up areas from last year. Personally I don't think drag will reduce, maybe they get it to a reasonable level.
The front tires are going to be producing more turbulence as well as there are fewer aero appendages to segregate its wake from the rest of the flow structures. Again drag won't decrease, at best they'll claw back some aero efficiency after a few races worth of ideas.