Padding like flexible or padding like filled with some soft material? Doesn't look so at pics at least. http://www.gurneyflap.com/Resources/r283.jpgSaribro wrote:I believe the inside area of the headrests need to be padding according to section 14.6 of the technical regulations, which would make it impossible to fit intakes there. Other than that and "toblerone-rule" difficulties, it's an idea I've been playing with aswell, after seeing the recent slimming-trend on the airboxes/snorkles for the 2008 cars.
which is probably what makes it look the way it looks now.14.6.1 wrote:are covered, in all areas where the driver’s head is likely to make contact, with two plies of Aramid fibre/epoxy resin composite pre-preg material in plain weave 60gsm fabric with a cured resin content of 50% (+/-5%) by weight ;
14.6.5 wrote:All of the padding described above must be so installed that if movement of the driver's head, in any expected trajectory during an accident, were to compress the foam fully at any point,
Unfortunately, the pdf on the FIA page doesn't contain the appendices that specify the types of material that can be used, so I can't say whether the loophole you're looking for is there.14.6.1 wrote:are made from a material which is suitable for the relevant ambient air temperature, details of approved materials and the temperature bands in which they should be used may be found in the Appendix to these regulations ;
I was just reading FIA regs myself before I saw your reply and came to same conclusion. These sideways parts of absorption zone could be made as a rectangular tube from material elastic enough to absorb the helmet impact as required and yet firm enough to smoothly guide the air into snorkel.Saribro wrote:... so I can't say whether the loophole you're looking for is there.
I think Bourdais will be fine once he gets his body used to the cornering forces, on top of that he has great composure while driving open wheel cars at the highest level. You can trust him to be consistent, however Vettle is probably a minute amount faster due to his youth and potential for growth. I think we'll see a Kubica/Heidfeild dynamic. I hope too, that he has a better showing the Zinardi did, then again you can argue Montoya was fine. We'll see.teecof1fan wrote:Yeah I was just about to say Champ Car too. Maybe Sebasatien Bourdais would be doing a little better in testing if he were driving this Interesting thinking by the way, Manchild!