Picking up old scale model parts from the recycling binOO7 wrote: ↑Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:27 pmI don't understand the relationship between Racing Point using the same wind-tunnel as Mercedes and the RP20 looking like a clone of the W10?ispano6 wrote: ↑Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:42 pmIt was announced in April last year that RP would start using the Mercedes wind tunnel for 2020 car development. That explains why the car is so close to the W10, having likely the same low rake philosophy and also their trick suspension front and back. The low rake philosophy may aid in the 2021 concept seeing that the regulations call for more of a design that would seem to encourage venturi effects "sealing" the floor to the ground.
Article below quotes Green using the MB wind tunnel since May.
https://f1i.com/news/368132-racing-poin ... clone.html
But one advantage is they know Mercedes had good correlation with that design in the wind tunnel which is another plus that many teams seem to struggle with every year.
The carry over suspension and limited resources would have been a much bigger factor of course.