Nice to see such good articles coming! But I have something to say about this point:
Vanja #66 wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:17 am
...what is too much info for regular reader,...
I feel like there are tons of articles for the "regular reader" on the net, and I would love to see -especially on a website like this- articles teaching things that go beyond the knowledge of a 12yo F1 fan.
Yes, there are many papers discussing very specific topics, and many threads on this forum with huge and interesting discussions. But what is missing are articles that effectively synthesize complex (and too specific) papers and absurdly long and chaotic discussions, and offer answers to common questions about F1 cars.
For example: a few years ago, when I didn't know much about aerodynamics and I didn't have the tools (CFD) to study it by myself, I was desperately searching for articles with good CFD images and actual explanations about the working principles of certain aero devices and shapes that I used to see on racing cars.
I had to go through many useless articles all over the internet before getting anything actually informative. That's how I got to know F1 Technical, with some awesome threads! But still, it was not enough.
Today, that "market gap" remains pretty much unfilled.
Now I have pretty much all the tools and the knowledge, finally. But I feel like the younger me(s) that are now browsing the web hungry for some infos, are still struggling.
One last consideration: as a Formula SAE "veteran", I had to witness an unbelievable ignorance of most of my colleagues from all over the world about racecar related notions. Most of them were surely good students and smart guys, but had no clue on how to make a racecar aerodynamics work (decently).
This is a clear sign that appropriate informations do not reach the end user, probably because of the scarcity I was talking about.