In the recent past, the largest geometry change was the moving from various keel designs to the zero keel everyone uses today. The reason of course was the aerodynamic gain from removing the keel from the front to back airflow, but the loss was less than perfect front suspension geometry.
I look at the suspension mounts on the front wheel hubs of the Mercedes and STR this year, choosing to use a mount coming out from the front wheel hub so they can place the end of the suspension arm where they want for an aero gain. A baby step to new ideas.
Unless I am smarter than the teams, and I am probably not, that the other end of the arm that connects to the chassis could also be repositioned to where is wanted, correct?
If you had mounts for the suspension and steering arms both front and rear, there are a LOT of potential gains. Flat arms, arms staggered to make a wing with slots, etc. Seems like a fertile ground.
We're talking placing the arms essentially wherever you want for aero and/or suspension geometry reasons.
Am I crazy or wrong in this assessment of potential?
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