RZS10 wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 23, 2023 4:51 pm
Stu wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 23, 2023 8:13 am
RZS10 wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 19, 2023 5:56 pm
It might be slightly different panels for wing types/downforce levels, different tape application and varying lighting conditions but there's no real difference between them, at least in thickness, is there?
I'd personally reserve judgement and wait for the next race(s), they will run more DF and higher top speeds there, maybe i'll be able to grab some footage for them and other cars, it's a rarely used cam unfortunately.
Thank you @RZS10
I just caught a shot of GR63 from Q2…
https://share.icloud.com/photos/073kAI ... 2nwYbg6zpQ
When you compare it to views from earlier in the year it does look a bit ‘slapped on’ (as opposed to ‘carefully applied’. It could be lighting; but as you say, that exact view is a rare one. If you were looking to exploit the grey that was previously present (pre-TD018 clarification), it is exactly where you would tune the structure (and hide it in plain sight). [...]
Those are all from a recording i have from Baku (shadowplay from a 720p stream):
Still images 2/3 and 5/6 are a single frame apart and even there it can go from looking smooth to more pronounced i think, the edge looks round in some of them and angular in others, the round details are visible in some and invisible in others, my guess is that the (glossy) tape plays a big role in our perception, i'd be surprised if the team did not make sure that the surface is as smooth as possible.
I took a few screengrabs from the Q highlights on Youtube, there's less compression artifacting here which might make it look more pronounced compared to the pics above, i also added yours and imho it kinda is the same thing where it looks more or less like an afterthought depending on the lighting conditions:
And to hammer the point home how visual effects can trick us into seeing things:
It almost looks like a different nose, doesn't it?
Just as an image, not a gif - there's suddenly 'more' under the nose, but it's just artifacting in the shadow
And FW flex is back with a vengeance, also on the inner pieces (Singapore vs Suzuka):
Compared to Zandvoort (same markers, i couldn't be arsed):
From those two low speed/deflection:
And high speed/deflection:
Hardly any difference on some elements, looks like there's just a difference in flaps or wing level.