sorry for the late reply.
Big congratulations to Variante!
Also congratulations to GCBB corse. Not only a third victory but also clearly Rookie of the Year.
Big thanks to Richard.
Without him taking care of so many things in the background this year would not have been possible.
Thanks to the staff also on my part, I'm realizing how heavy the work behind the championship is.
Next steps are to complete the certificates for the champ and rookie of this year and unfortunately still I have to finish those of last year.
Also with the championship having been around for so long, we need a hall of fame on the homepage.
For next year, we will work on the future F1 rules. Also on the CFD side, I want to improve MantiumFlow to morph the rear suspension when changing rake. This will make things more realistic and will allow us to take more advantage of this parameter.
And then there is quite a surprise, I have been working on at the end of last season. Richard might remember what I am talking about. I hope you guys will like it...
It should be evident that there is a lot of work that needs to get done, so help is very welcome.
I agree with you about everything. I only add this point: in my opinion the axis of rotation for the rake (in order to make it a more advantageous option and a more realistic too) should be placed a little further back respect the axis of the front wheels (maybe near the center of mass). If you look at F1 cars, the T-tray region, when the car has a rake setup, does not rise from the ground, on the contrary it looks lower. Anyway, with F1 2022-like rules, the rake setup should not be so important.
And one more question from me:
What do you guys think about an online conference where we could all get to know each other and possibly have a beer?
Fantastic idea! I am available almost every day during European day time.
The meeting could be virtual, but the beer should be real.
Now some considerations on the awards. I apologize to Koldakaal for the delay in last year's prize for first place (of course my team is not considered for the awards). I worked on CAD models and I encountered two problems: one is related to the (bad) quality of the modeling, which can be solved by re-modeling the machine, but the other is unsolvable: all the details that are less than 20mm thick tend to disappear both in scale 1:20 (the typical scale used for F1 models) and 1:18 or 1:16 or 1:12 (most common scale for generic cars).
I can go on with the project of a 3D print this year (if Variante agrees about sending me the 3D geometry of the winning car), with some semplifications (for example: removing the air outlet grilles, in the rear area of the sidepods, remodeling the diffuser stakes, closing the gaps in the diffuser). In that case I need to ask you (sorry again) to be patient, because it is a long job and the inconveniences due to health restrictions are hindering the work in the office.
The other proposal is to send you the equivalent budget (100€ per car) by pay Paypal or Bitcoin transfer (it may be convenient as Christmas is approaching). I can let me know with a private message if you prefer.
FormulaCFD update: the project is still going on. My target is to provide a basic fram with as muco details as possibile, in order to use only a very very simple set of rules, based on volumes. You could do everything you want, considering that some volumes will be simply cut out or filled by an automated process.
In order to avoid any overlap or annoyance for MVRC, the first edition of the race will be quite informal, more test than an overly rigorous organization. A sort of "zero edition", more a training than a race.
Finally: congratulations again to Variante and GCBBs. Your cars were much superior to mine and even if I think I could guess were you found all that downforce, and even if I worked in the right direction, at least for the last race, I could not do a job as good as yours.