uzael wrote:All these flip ups are making me crazy. Eventually F1 cars will look like carbon-fiber porcupines.
Not so long time ago,in place of flip ups,there was a bodywork that channel hot air out as well as controlling the airflow to the rear wing and rear tyres.
As technology progressed,those bodywork is replaced by flip up.Its just a matter of time before other part of bodywork will eventually will be a past history.I guess the next target would be sidepods and nose.
Why? Because the sidepod size is more influenced by cooling and nose by aero as well as crash regulation.As the composites technology reach its next level,the nosecone will be different.About the sidepods,we have observed how slim it has become in recent years and its just a matter of technology that one day it will be small enough to satisfy aero,crash and cooling requirements efficiently.
I don't care though if the car looks like a carbon fibre porcupines,as long it is a bloody fast porcupines even if it will require the driver to wear a fighter jet suit to survive the extreme g forces in acceleration and centrifugal forces while cornering!!!!