So now is the time to refit the high downforce wings, watch Variante win the last 2 races while I finish P2 and seal the championship, right?
Yeah, but that's not really fun.
Therefore, for Race 04 I've decided to take a risk and rework the entire floor! It gives a modest downforce increase with the fast settings (+0.1Cl) but I think it has potential for larger gains with the official simulations... unless I've overcooked it and all the vortices under the floor blow up of course!
We'll find out, but in any case I'm quite curious to see what it will do.
So here is my Race 04 car, with the customary GIF comparison to Race 02 (as it doesn't make sense to compare to Monza) :
- Refitted Monaco RW
, but with a smaller beamwing.
- Slightly reduced Front Wing Flap chord
to move balance rearwards, closer to optimum.
- Subtle reshaping of the sidepods
, with slightly higher leading edge and double-element sidepod vanes.
- Smaller cooling exit panel
(but not as much as for Monza) as there is margin to the cooling requirement.
- Additional vane along the coke line
to (hopefully) fix the flow separation seen in the official simulations.
- Brand new floor
as mentioned above, including the small edge details from the Monza configuration.
Finally... bonus points for whoever finds the cheeky innovation / loophole that I have stolen from another competitor!
Good luck everyone!