'Tis me, just me. wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:47 pm
Why don't we see infinity wings in F1, are they banned? If not I think the designers are missing out on something big. It would be so cool to see these on the grid.
I’ve already commented on the Infinity Wing idea but in a different thread. In that one I proposed the concept of placing them aft and inboard of the front wheels in order to scoop up the wheel wake from the inside edge of them. Together with a vertical wedge like aero-foil used to perhaps improve air-compression and maintain airspeed from around the front of the tyre to the inside edge and land as heavy or condensed atmospheric air on the repositioned wings just aft of them. Also and for the first time ever for me, what’s called turning vanes could be made better use of by channeling an even greater amount of air outboard from the centreline of the car towards these wings, or even just behind what would be called the main plane towards a second element. With yet a third element designed to handle car directional under flow.
It wouldn’t simply be the wing or wings with all the adjustment either. Set around the area of where the bargeboards are now and still apply downforce to either just ahead or directly between the front wheels, these wings could be mounted independently on rigid levers attached to the chassis geometrically, that’s two independent adjustments right there without mention of lever length and element area plus number of.
The idea of the vertical wedge, i e, snowplough type aero foil ahead of the front wheel presents the opportunity to mount a free to rotate, in either direction, tube rounded off at the extreme outer limits to guard against front wheel mounting rear wheel in an incident or very close racing.
Imagine an open wheel racing car halfway through a left or right hand turn. Where might you expect the outside wheelwake to end up, if some of the aforementioned was implemented?