Alfa Romeo C38

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Seems like they want to use the front wing almost exclusively for downforce, rather than controlling front tyre wake.

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well right there is the most interesting car i've seen till now. :shock:
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.

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DiogoBrand wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:59 pm
Seems like they want to use the front wing almost exclusively for downforce, rather than controlling front tyre wake.
I disagree, they want to induce some outwash by angling the winglets towards the exterior... and by removing that chunk, the air travels more freely toward the outer face of the wheel. It's similar to STR and Renault but much more extreme.
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AlfamaniacGR wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:48 pm
At first glance it seems that Sauber tried to make the lower part of the engine cover as slim as possible while making the part behind the engine intake quite bulky. It would be interesting to see how that will work against the Ferrari or the Haas interpretation...
Agreed, can't spot any engine cover fin. The transition form one side to other is smooth, without any sharp edges on top of engine cover. Looks bad for CoG, but maybe it's just for lightweight cooling ducts...interesting

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As it has been mentioned, incredible front wing, it looks fragile though.

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I don't see any strakes under the wing.
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It looks more like they are still baking some wing parts. If F1 design trough the years shown us anything, is that you put up some kind of deflector/wing/anything at any point on the car where it's allowed.

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Ok guys... you know what?

Maybe - i wrote maybe! - that void will be filled with some special shaped flow conditioner from monday on...
something they choosed to not reveal today.

In fact, i am very suspicious about the simplicity of the wings seen up to now.
I expect everyone to reveal something much more advanced in that particular area.

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Wheelbase looks to be quite short compared to what we’ve seen so far.
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Giando wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:48 pm
Ok guys... you know what?

Maybe - i wrote maybe! - that void will be filled with some special shaped flow conditioner from monday on...
something they choosed to not reveal today.

In fact, i am very suspicious about the simplicity of the wings seen up to now.
I expect everyone to reveal something much more advanced in that particular area.
Wouldn't they just stick a standard 2019 wing on it, so people dont even talk about it.
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Jolle wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:46 pm
It looks more like they are still baking some wing parts. If F1 design trough the years shown us anything, is that you put up some kind of deflector/wing/anything at any point on the car where it's allowed.
I'm not so sure, though. Considering the connection that seems to be in place and how front wings are built it would be much more likely that the adjustable flap would be missing.
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NathanOlder wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Giando wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:48 pm
Ok guys... you know what?

Maybe - i wrote maybe! - that void will be filled with some special shaped flow conditioner from monday on...
something they choosed to not reveal today.

In fact, i am very suspicious about the simplicity of the wings seen up to now.
I expect everyone to reveal something much more advanced in that particular area.
Wouldn't they just stick a standard 2019 wing on it, so people dont even talk about it.
Fair point.

Very interesting in both cases!

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