I think that the angle of the Merc photo is slightly misleading, it is taken from slightly above the wing. The surface is horizontal (as it is on most other cars). If you really zoom in on the area that you have marked there is what looks like a small curved protrusion on the inside of the end-plate (it curves upwards towards the rear), so maybe Merc are doing something similar in that area to Renault. Renault just seem to be doing it more and with a bigger interaction with the car system.godlameroso wrote: ↑Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:08 amMaybe I have bad depth perception from a 2d picture but I could have sworn it's the trailing edge of the transition that's cambered down not the leading edge.
Nice to meet an actual aero guy.
For clarity I'm talking about this part, it flicks up on the Renault, no one else does it, and the Renault is a very slippery car. I figured this had something to do with it.
By channeling air downwards and away from the underside of the main rear wing you in essence lower the pressure of the air flowing under the rear wing, increasing its performance, in theory.
Thank you Puzzlehead.Ice, it looks as though I do have CFD eyes...