scarbs wrote:Absolutely spot on, they are the torsion bars, they extend further out this year allowing for more wheel movement. Notice also this year the steerign rack is inside the footwell and the mould lines splitting the monocoque into three moulded parts; lower, upper left and upper right.
Thanks guys, I actually had a look at the Mechanical->Suspension page before I posted, but I couldn't find the correlation I was looking for. I guess these bars then are the same as the ones visible in the McLaren picture on that page, but protruding further forward?
So, discarding the fear of biting off more than I can chew, how exactly would those rods provide torsional force against the pushrods? Are they fixed at one end and designed to twist within the cylinders, or would they slide fore and aft against some kind of stopper as the rocker pivots are loaded up?