cplchanb wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 15, 2021 6:22 pm
SuperCNJ wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 15, 2021 2:09 pm
De Jokke wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 15, 2021 12:52 pm
Could there be parts of this new nose used for 2022 or is too different all the way?
I suspect with the way the front wing attaches to the side of the nose in 2022, probably requires a different aero concept and will likely mean the 2021 nose won't be reused.
unless theres a completely unheard of cleaver interpretation to the rules, the front wing mainplanes are essentially attached to the side of the nose. The rules call for early 90s pre high nose looking noses.
The way it looks in the rules, the front wing regulatory box intersects with the nose box, making the wing profile connect to the nose with a potential chamfer at the connection.
I would think things learnt with the current nose could still apply in term of constructing small crash structure, depends on how the teams will want to deal with the airflow going into the larger ventury tunnels.
Question will also be would the teams go for a nose that goes ahead of the front wing or shorter? Teams have some options there. From Mercedes philosophy since 2014 they've always gone for the shorter design so let's see what they go for next year.
F1 2022 rulebook wrote:
3.11.4 Front Wing Bodywork to Nose
Once both the complete Front Wing Bodywork and the assembly referred to Article 3.11.2 are fully defined, the Front Wing Bodywork and the Nose must be trimmed to each other, such that no overlapping surfaces remain. A fillet radius, up to 25mm, may be applied along the periphery of where these surfaces intersect. Once all surfaces are trimmed and filleted, only Nose bodywork and fillet and no part of the Front Wing Bodywork may remain directly above RS-CH-NOSE.
This is from a previous version of the regulation, but I don't think they changed the wording around the nose since this was published in February.
https://www.fia.com/sites/default/files ... -02-19.pdf