significantNoDivergence wrote: ↑Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:11 amWhen was the last time you looked at FSAE? The top teams all run lots and lots of wings, diffusers, converging diverging floors, etc. The whole shebang. Aero performance is worth enough that no team wins without significant aero. Teams with lesser aero get crushed by teams like Stuttgart, Minash, Michigan, etc .mmred wrote: ↑Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:23 am
funny cause most of fsae dont even have a diffuser or wings ( they are in pre 60 era of f1 )
or are walls
but it s a the usual useless false dichotomy to prove an unprovable point: who said without aero?
it s that the aero performance is less important compared to the other factors.
aero importance grows qith the square of the speed, so you can deduce how much importance is in the field
of course they try to squeeze every downforce they can in f1 but different speeds different quests
This car is one that makes around 220 lbf of downforce at 60 mph.
https://www.racecar-engineering.com/art ... ynamics/2/
These cars are making over 340-440 lbf at similar or lower speeds
https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comme ... s_getting/
That's a 14% increase in grip considering F1 minimum weights... That is significant
but insignificant compared to the higher speed relevance