Been reading this forum for a while, more so on information outside of the f1 circle as there are alot of open and clever chaps on here.
Anyway I was wondering if anyone wanted to pitch in (pun intended) on the limitations of chassis rake.
Now we know all about the Red Bull way of doing things but that having a front wing makes it a little bit different than my car.
Here attached is a couple of pics so you can see what the car is, fully flat floor, splitter also has front diffusers.
Currently ran with a chassis rake of 1.5 degrees, but as with most production based cars your always front limited when it comes to aero, after meeting simon mcbeath he thinks even with my relevatively small wing 250/110 chord I wont be able to max it out and still maintain a 40/60 aero balance.
Since im running plenty of rake currently to try and push the centre of pressure forward, im happy to increase rake more if i can gain more front downforce and increase the AofA on the rear wing to increase overall downforce.
Been reading Kats this morning to try and get an understanding and looking at the graphs, they only show up to 1 degree but the angle of increase makes me think that it will still increase past that rake angle up an to a point.
For reference the leading edge of the splitter is 60mm from ground and will not decrease below that from the rake change, so the underbody and diffuser will always be supplied with a good source of air.
Also for reference the current rubber skirts havent been setup for the final ride height, but whatever chassis rake is decided upon they will be adjusted to be horizontal to the ground(40mm for regs) as they are to low.
Any questions please ask and I will do my best to answer
Thank you in advance