We can live in hope that these cars will manage to follow and to race closer through the corners. [-o<djos wrote: ↑Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:22 pmAside from producing a cleaner wake behind them, cars should, in theory, be able to follow more closely and race harder as most of the downforce is being produced by the much more efficient under-body wing (Venturi tunnels) which isn't as sensitive to dirty air as regular wings.El Scorchio wrote: ↑Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:42 pmApologies if this has already been asked (and it may well have on the 108 pages of this thread....) but does the way these new cars supposedly- as far as I understand, which admittedly is limited- deal with getting dirty air/wake/turbulence out of the way mean that slipstream will be (much?) more powerful this season than before?
I'm super hopeful that this will be the case as the basic Aero formula is going to be very similar to the Champ Cars of the '90s and early 2k's which had some of the best open-wheel racing ever IMO.
My understanding (and happy for education) is that the cars will displace the air in front of them and as they push it out of the way then the air behind them is filling that gap - the air is also, in a train, being pulled along and so the difference in relative velocity of the car and the airstream is also a factor in the lack of downforce generated. How much that is impacting compared to the 'dirty' air - I don't know?
Noddy, I know - but sometimes we think like that