I hereby propose to the FIA - if any of you are reading this - a device that reduces the second biggest threat to safety in wet weather driving next to aquaplaning: water spray from the tyres.
Water spray from the tyres severely impair the vision of following drivers. Water puddles, braking points, the position of rivals and the worst of all troubled cars on the track are more threatening when hidden behind the screen of water spray.
Therefore a solution to reduce water spray from the tyres is a welcome improvment in the ongoing work of improving safety in motor sport. We will loose that spectacular rooster tail but it is for the benefit of safety.
I will propose to you a device that is mounted behind the wheels of the car that deflects water spray from the contact patch in a way which:
Keeps the cars open wheeled
Is rigidly fixed bodywork
Does not deterioate aerodynamics of the car. Infact, it may be made to improve the aerodynamics so that if the device is broken off the car's performance is penalized. (yes it is safety device but not a critical one so the car may continuein
Diffuses water spray so as to not cause a flow stream onto the ground infront of following cars.
I will try to draw something up but while I do that,I invite all memebers to share their version of this concept. I also open the floor to constructive criticism. This thread is to develop this idea. There is no need for bashing and flaming here.
Last edited by PlatinumZealot on Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:58 am, edited 2 times in total.
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