The reason why this has not been done before might be that the effect is very little and the systems itself adds some unneeded weight to the car.marcush. wrote:c´mon ,that is basic mechanics .
the easiest ways it would be by hydraulics you could easily have some screw type adjusters on convenient areas to reach pushing on mastercylinder wich in turn raises extends the shock absorber or pushrod length per something like a hydrailic ram as seen in almost every motorcyle -spring preloader - also seen as wedge adjuster in ovakl racing. with the wheels of the ground at pitstop you could do this very quick .as the forces to overcome are really low you could even just use the gravity to adjust (opening the bleed simply and closing before coming back to the ground).so technically I can´t even explain why something like this was not on at least one car before 2010 as we have seen again and again that this could be a major advantage ...or not???? the rule stipulates only the non adjustability being mandatory from the cockpit and when driving ....
This is one of the points where I think it gets obvious that F1 is a lot more about money than clever simple thinking .
No. That is not allowed. Not while the car is in motion.mep wrote: When I hear about Renault developing such a thing I suspect them to have a device that enables you to change ride height during driving. This would in fact add a significant advantage because then you are able to have low ride height during low speed corners and high speed ones.
I know that's why I suspect them doing this (ok, Flavio isn’t there anymore)Timstr wrote:No. That is not allowed. Not while the car is in motion.mep wrote: When I hear about Renault developing such a thing I suspect them to have a device that enables you to change ride height during driving. This would in fact add a significant advantage because then you are able to have low ride height during low speed corners and high speed ones.
The talk is about the possibility of a quick manual adjustment to the ride height while the car is standing still during a pit stop.
Ah quite interesting, where do you have these data from?marcush. wrote:to my knowledge the difference between full and empty tanks in a 2010 car could be as much as 2.5 to 3 mm
Not much in terms of global value but surely a different part of the aeromap....so something to pay attention to.
this is not an option,as the gas pressure is not high to start with and they would not increase it as it would rob the dampers of sensivity (stickslip effects...).gambler wrote:another way would be to let a little gas pressure off the shocks
(having started the race with more psi than normal)
may require a little different valving. with the chassis being
in lockdown mode as theyve been im not sure its even going to be an issue.