Mini T-Wing still possible in 2018

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miguelbento
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Mini T-Wing still possible in 2018

Post by miguelbento » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:16 pm

I have made a model of the allowed bodywork based on the latest 2018 Technical Regulations, and it appears that the paragraph added to chapter 3.5.1 which attempts to eliminate the T-wing (and also the shark fin) still allows the possibility to have "mini T-wings" on the 2018 cars :o

The new paragraph reads:

c) When viewed from the side, no bodywork forward of the rear wheel centre line may lie above a line parallel to the diagonal boundary defined in a) and intersecting the rear wheel centre line 650mm above the reference plane.

Here it is:

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roon
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Re: Mini T-Wing still possible in 2018

Post by roon » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:15 pm

That's about where Williams have there lower t-wing, isn't it?

bill shoe
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Re: Mini T-Wing still possible in 2018

Post by bill shoe » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:32 am

Nice study and graphic. I could easily imagine some stubby and/or relocated T-wings next year, especially after the teams have spent this year learning how to do them.

roon
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Re: Mini T-Wing still possible in 2018

Post by roon » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:48 pm

bill shoe wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:32 am
Nice study and graphic. I could easily imagine some stubby and/or relocated T-wings next year, especially after the teams have spent this year learning how to do them.
Stubby T-wings? Look what showed up on Ferrari's new track car.

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