dans79 wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 29, 2023 9:43 pm
AR3-GP wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 29, 2023 9:35 pm
In fact, flexible wing design is exactly the kind of transferable discovery of which F1 teams would be all over.
I think you might want to do some research into the differences between a rigid wing/sail and a flexible one. It's more of a mechanical engineering exercise than an a fluid dynamic one. In other words how do we keep them as light as possible, without having them deform or shread under load.
James Allison has spoken at length on the similarities and knowledge transfers of F1 and sail boat racing: https://the-race.com/formula-1/inside-m ... the-water/
Toto Wolf even said the following:
“Mercedes Applied Science is not a commercial engineering entity and we are not pitching actively for engineering jobs,” says Wolff.
“But we want to work with people that want to break records, to win championships on land, sea, air, and space. And we have seen [in America’s Cup] the most challenging of all racing, the pinnacle – comparable to Formula 1.
“This is not in the pursuit of margin, but it is more in the pursuit of learning, of diversification for the benefit of Formula 1.
You can stop arguing now. As was said from the very beginning, the TD was aimed at all of Mercedes, RB, Aston Martin, and Ferrari and all of the shenanigan side projects they developed outside of the purview of the cost cap, in order to build a better F1 team without paying for it.