If you look closely at the front wing you can see that the upper element is the one that moves and the lower element is fixed. The mechanism for this is built into the end plate.ESPImperium wrote:Im gonna ask a question about those Multi-Element front wings. Is it legal to dial in the bottom element to have a steeper profile to give more downforce in the more slow to medium sections of a cource, but the upper profile to have a less steep profile so to not give away too much in the mid to high speed sections.
AFAIK, the rules specify 8 possible spots where a number of cameras (4?) must be housed. Every team chooses the mountings for each race and can change between cars of the same team.Conceptual wrote:Is there anything keeping the front wing outer elements from connecting to the FOM camera housing?
It is totally legal I imagine but pointless - I doubt it would work. The middle element works best as long as the proceeding element further increases the deflection of the airflow to create downforce. The idea you suggested would seem to have them instead fighting each other. (this assuming they're solid which, from history, we know they're not always).ESPImperium wrote:Is it legal to dial in the bottom element to have a steeper profile to give more downforce in the more slow to medium sections of a cource, but the upper profile to have a less steep profile so to not give away too much in the mid to high speed sections.
I'm no aero expert at all, but the profile ESPImperium put seems identical to a plane using it's ailerons on a wing to bank via loss of lift (downforce). Whether that's more efficient or not than modifying the final element I don't know. I'd suppose it's not, though.Rob W wrote:Someone who is an aero expert will likely have a far simpler explanation for this though.
The slits are there to reduce drag coming from the rear wing. I'm not sure about the suspension question at all thoughDeerfield805 wrote:Finally notice the end plates on the upper part of the rear wing. Why the horizontal slits? Looks like they will release air that would flow over the wing. Great looking car.
I am totally guessing here, but compare it to some of the McLaren setups from the 90's, and you may just find your answers!Deerfield805 wrote:Is there a rear suspension piece missing? Most open wheel cars have a link behind the upper A arm, usually called a locator link/arm? Also what would be the advantage of moving the steering arm (if that's what it is) out of the front upper A arm? Finally notice the end plates on the upper part of the rear wing. Why the horizontal slits? Looks like they will release air that would flow over the wing. Great looking car.
I think it's deceptive as they appear to be going with a different design philosophy to Ferrari and Toyota. Those teams are pushing the air around the outside of the front tyres whereas McLaren are lifting the air up and over and to the inside of the tyre. So while the wing will not doubt be updated it may not need as radical an update as you are expecting.Shaddock wrote:Nothing seems to have changed much to the front wing since before christmas during initial testing. It may be multi-element but its still a crude first attempt.myurr wrote:Would agree with you about the end plates, but on the other side it's the only multi-element wing out there, so if anything it's more highly developed. Expect the end plates to evolve somewhat before the first race.Shaddock wrote:The front wing looks very underdeveloped and looks as if McLaren are keeping their cards very close to their chest for the first race. Crude would be an understatement.
McLaren and Toyota have them too of course. They are just harder to see on those low res pictures. Check the pictures linked here to see them.Deerfield805 wrote:Just noticed that the F-60 has the extra rear suspension link. Check the overhead comparison photo in the Toyota rollout thread. The Toyota, like the McLaren is without.