Jolle wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:37 pm
Manoah2u wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:35 pm
so how about Formula E ? are they going to get a halo too?
Watched the video? all open wheel series are getting the halo, as soon as they introduce new chassis.
but is Formula E still concidered open wheel series in 2018? the concepts ive seen have wheel fairings around it.
i've seen the 2018 concepts with a closed cockpit or some half-aeroscreen thing. hence the question.
some visual reference:
this design shows a closed jet-fighter style canopy - which, it has to be said, looks amazing - and an alternative aeroscreen that's half-open.
Formula E in particular is very sensitive for aero devices, due to the still relative 'young' phase the electric sportscar 'world'is in. Comparing this to the halo, the halo clearly is a very aero ineffective lump.
So i have to repeat my question. If this was the proposal for 2018's Formula E cars, then what are we actually going to get ?
The above, like proposed, or the halo?
Mind you, Formula E will no longer be an open-wheel formula class as of 2018. They're actually not really full open wheeler anymore anyway.
Which then, to me, raises the next question ;
IF the Formula E cars will get this canopy / or the half-open aeroscreen - then in godsname WHY is F1 and other formula's getting another treatment? If it works for Formula E, why can't it work for Formula 1, and if it can't work for Formula 1, why CAN it work for formula E ?