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-wkst- wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:26 pm
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They will do some more aero-related experiments in the test after the race next week. Less drag is obviously the goal for 2024, but not at the price to sacrifice the strong parts of the car.
Their biggest problem the floor. Obviously the new floor wasnt working so they went back to before Canada spec,only the diffuser is new.If they don't understand why the new floor not working,then they really in trouble for 2024.

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Bisonas wrote:
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i don't think we can draw a parallel with Zadvoort because Zabdvoort isn't a street circuit, isn't a night race, nor happening in such cold conditions. I don't know how we can draw a parallel with Zadvoort.
It's common sense that the inside of turn1 will be very very dirty and very very slippery, especially at the start of the race.
Drops had just begun to fall, it was windy, and the weather forecast was between 14ºC and 18ºC so not too different from Vegas. You are right that it wasn't a street circuit and we know how dirty they can be so I grant you that it was likely an ever bigger risk. But I think the thought process was similar from him in both starts. Now this is just my speculation but when he tries these things it's because he tested them before in practice, so if that happened it's possible the lack of grip surprised him, but we don't know that yet
Well maybe he thought of it, tested the grip (as you say) and visualized it in his brain, we can't possible know or be sure about it.
I insist though that the nature of this circuit should prohibit such visualizations for a driver with Alonso's experience :)
It's more likely, that he was eager (as you said) to get ahead of the Williams in order NOT TO get stuck behind it in the first stint and eagerness led him to misjudge a bit the t1 approach.
Watching the replays, it is clear that he really tried and wanted to make that corner. It wasn't a complete dive bomb he really tried to brake & make the turn but grip just wasn't there, entry speed and angle was too much for the car to handle and the rear just snapped. The way the car spanned it was like dancing in the ice. It was a very risky move nonetheless.
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OnEcRiTiCaL wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 5:42 pm
-wkst- wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:26 pm
AMuS:

They will do some more aero-related experiments in the test after the race next week. Less drag is obviously the goal for 2024, but not at the price to sacrifice the strong parts of the car.
Their biggest problem the floor. Obviously the new floor wasnt working so they went back to before Canada spec,only the diffuser is new.If they don't understand why the new floor not working,then they really in trouble for 2024.
How do you know the floor isn't being used? or do you mean the outside edge floor?

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OnEcRiTiCaL wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 5:42 pm
-wkst- wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:26 pm
AMuS:

They will do some more aero-related experiments in the test after the race next week. Less drag is obviously the goal for 2024, but not at the price to sacrifice the strong parts of the car.
Their biggest problem the floor. Obviously the new floor wasnt working so they went back to before Canada spec,only the diffuser is new.If they don't understand why the new floor not working,then they really in trouble for 2024.
The floor is probably the one piece that gives the least amount of drag per level of DF it creates. So from a drag perspective I don't think they're trying to decrease drag at the floor. Now if you're suggesting that they're trying to increase DF with the floor, so that they can run less wing, I'll say "OK". I have no idea what floor they're running. The only floor we've seen was the pictures in SPA. Those pictures weren't great.We haven't seen any floor pictures after that and if we did I'm not sure we'd be able to tell them apart from those pictures.

The last floor they made was ment to run with the kickless side pods and that whole new floor edge, I doudt they could use that floor to work with the different sidepods.

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diffuser wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2023 6:04 am
OnEcRiTiCaL wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 5:42 pm
-wkst- wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:26 pm
AMuS:

They will do some more aero-related experiments in the test after the race next week. Less drag is obviously the goal for 2024, but not at the price to sacrifice the strong parts of the car.
Their biggest problem the floor. Obviously the new floor wasnt working so they went back to before Canada spec,only the diffuser is new.If they don't understand why the new floor not working,then they really in trouble for 2024.
The floor is probably the one piece that gives the least amount of drag per level of DF it creates. So from a drag perspective I don't think they're trying to decrease drag at the floor. Now if you're suggesting that they're trying to increase DF with the floor, so that they can run less wing, I'll say "OK". I have no idea what floor they're running. The only floor we've seen was the pictures in SPA. Those pictures weren't great.We haven't seen any floor pictures after that and if we did I'm not sure we'd be able to tell them apart from those pictures.

The last floor they made was ment to run with the kickless side pods and that whole new floor edge, I doudt they could use that floor to work with the different sidepods.
Maybe they have some changeable elements...but you are right, the floor has an upper and lower side and the old upper side would simply not fit the bodywork.

But I think it is more the setup. We saw a strong upward curve in McLaren and in Haas with the new aero. Maybe it is simply the Merc rear end.
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diffuser wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 11:56 pm
OnEcRiTiCaL wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 5:42 pm
-wkst- wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:26 pm
AMuS:

They will do some more aero-related experiments in the test after the race next week. Less drag is obviously the goal for 2024, but not at the price to sacrifice the strong parts of the car.
Their biggest problem the floor. Obviously the new floor wasnt working so they went back to before Canada spec,only the diffuser is new.If they don't understand why the new floor not working,then they really in trouble for 2024.
How do you know the floor isn't being used? or do you mean the outside edge floor?
They used the new floor, but except Zandvoort it was a downgrade. What I meant if they can't figure out why in the simulator was good but at track not,then they are in trouble for 2024. Of course they now went back to the old floor,but is not a sulution.

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diffuser wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2023 6:04 am
OnEcRiTiCaL wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 5:42 pm
-wkst- wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:26 pm
AMuS:

They will do some more aero-related experiments in the test after the race next week. Less drag is obviously the goal for 2024, but not at the price to sacrifice the strong parts of the car.
Their biggest problem the floor. Obviously the new floor wasnt working so they went back to before Canada spec,only the diffuser is new.If they don't understand why the new floor not working,then they really in trouble for 2024.
The floor is probably the one piece that gives the least amount of drag per level of DF it creates. So from a drag perspective I don't think they're trying to decrease drag at the floor. Now if you're suggesting that they're trying to increase DF with the floor, so that they can run less wing, I'll say "OK". I have no idea what floor they're running. The only floor we've seen was the pictures in SPA. Those pictures weren't great.We haven't seen any floor pictures after that and if we did I'm not sure we'd be able to tell them apart from those pictures.

The last floor they made was ment to run with the kickless side pods and that whole new floor edge, I doudt they could use that floor to work with the different sidepods.
Yes you are right ,the floor doesn't make much drag, but downforce. Aston had good downforce at low speed because of flexible wing. Since is banned the floor alone can't make enough downforce (vacuum) at low speed like Redbull. That's why they was nowhere in Hungary. If they could make more downforce just with the floor,then they could use smaller wings just like Redbull.

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Our driver line-up remains unchanged for 2024. How important is that continuity?

"It's really important for us. Lance and Fernando are getting the best out of the car at the moment and that's what we want to continue to do.

"They've been pivotal in helping us to understand where we took some missteps mid-season and how we turned that around. Their feedback has helped us identify where the car was strong, where it was weak and how it can be can improved.

"Having them in the cockpit next year, having that continuity, is really important for the team in terms of developing and understanding the car."

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basti313 wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2023 8:21 am
diffuser wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2023 6:04 am
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Wed Nov 22, 2023 5:42 pm


Their biggest problem the floor. Obviously the new floor wasnt working so they went back to before Canada spec,only the diffuser is new.If they don't understand why the new floor not working,then they really in trouble for 2024.
The floor is probably the one piece that gives the least amount of drag per level of DF it creates. So from a drag perspective I don't think they're trying to decrease drag at the floor. Now if you're suggesting that they're trying to increase DF with the floor, so that they can run less wing, I'll say "OK". I have no idea what floor they're running. The only floor we've seen was the pictures in SPA. Those pictures weren't great.We haven't seen any floor pictures after that and if we did I'm not sure we'd be able to tell them apart from those pictures.

The last floor they made was ment to run with the kickless side pods and that whole new floor edge, I doudt they could use that floor to work with the different sidepods.
Maybe they have some changeable elements...but you are right, the floor has an upper and lower side and the old upper side would simply not fit the bodywork.

But I think it is more the setup. We saw a strong upward curve in McLaren and in Haas with the new aero. Maybe it is simply the Merc rear end.
I'm of the persuasion that the kick-less sidepods, floor edge that went with it and everything that they ran was an attempt to get that to work for 2023. They had their suspicions that they'd get it wrong, so the backup plan was of to run rakes to get the aero data need to feed the simulations and tunnels and get it to work for 2024.

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Looks like a new rear wing


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Alonso will be on the back foot for Q in P2 having sat out P1.


Ops thought it was a sprint weekend.
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More experimentation
Aston Martin evaluated "various configurations" in both sessions today. Regarding the sidepod/floor part, Drugovich and Alonso used the specification that debuted in Austin while Stroll used the latest one, seen in Brazil.

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organic wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2023 3:35 pm
More experimentation
Aston Martin evaluated "various configurations" in both sessions today. Regarding the sidepod/floor part, Drugovich and Alonso used the specification that debuted in Austin while Stroll used the latest one, seen in Brazil.
So they still don't know the right path... amazing