Alpine A522

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here we can compare old vs new

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Blackout wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:26 pm
The Alpine is also the only car with a low rear cooling outlet. The other cars raise it and shrinkwrap the bodywork around the gearbox (like here on the Toro Rosso for example)
So it seems the other teams wanted to clear that path toward the diffuser top/beam wing bottom as much as possible, whereas Alpine seems to have scarified it a bit (that path is fairly cluttered with all those suspension arms anyway) and cleared the top of the beam wing instead.
https://i.imgur.com/xSk71Wt.jpg

It's visible here too. It's clear how Alpine is using its "unnecessarily" wide and humpy rear bodywork to actively orientate the airflow towards specific areas, and probably to attract some of top flow downwards. #downwash
https://i.imgur.com/rOwJSR4.png

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmcclin ... 0299877691


Seems Alpine have moved away from this feature that was different to others on the grid. Perhaps more shrinkwrap around the gearbox is ultimately the way to go - the fact Alpine have followed everyone else almost certainly confirms it is.. at least with the current concepts on display

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Detail of the cooling for the new package:

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Via: Albert Fabrega

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The raised outlet with tight bottom probably works nicely with the new RB-style double beam wing...

*The other day, was also going to mention that gearbox pull rod rocker blister (green) which could stand in the way if Alpine decided to tighten the bodywork in that area, so Alpine would need to make some ajustements... :P

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Blackout wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 3:38 pm
The raised outlet with tight bottom probably works nicely with the new RB-style double beam wing...

*The other day, was also going to mention that gearbox pull rod rocker blister (green) which could stand in the way if Alpine decided to tighten the bodywork in that area, so Alpine would need to make some ajustements... :P

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FWgeGBlUsAI ... name=large
The rear part of the engine cover now looks like the RBR rear with the big tunnel around the exhaust pipe...
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SmallSoldier wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 3:38 pm
Detail of the cooling for the new package:

https://i.imgur.com/UzBxW1A.jpg

Via: Albert Fabrega
Alpine is the only so far to pursue the overbody Coanda Effect aggreseively. If thsi works it could be worth nearly a second in some tracks (as it gives huge downforce boost at mediuim speed corners) (See 2015 Ferrari for proof)
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The floor cuts look different too. Their vertical part, the fence (purple), formed a 90° angle with the floor before, but now there is a rounded transition or a fillet
AMuS - Nextegen-Auto - Fabrega
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They've added an extra undercut to the side of the sidepod, the yellow line I added...

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Also the spanish press is saying that Alpine is bringing a new chasis for Alonso too

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Blackout wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:00 pm
The floor cuts look different too. Their vertical part, the fence (purple), formed a 90° angle with the floor before, but now there is a rounded transition or a fillet
AMuS - Nextegen-Auto - Fabrega
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FWgx8K9XkAI ... ame=medium
It looks like BEFORE that section was a "hack job" of the original piece of that floor. While this is a new fabrication of the piece with the changes incorporated ?

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diffuser wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:39 pm
They've added an extra undercut to the side of the sidepod, the yellow line I added...

https://i.ibb.co/dLSh7Pj/alpine-a522-si ... tail-1.jpg
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Couple of other picts I found ...

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GB VS AUS (The Race - Fabrega)
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Pic 2 - bringing back the hoover nose

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Found better pictures that show the rear bodywork and floor/diffuser changes
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