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.
variante, thanks for your feedback.variante wrote: ↑Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:37 amNice to see such good articles coming! But I have something to say about this point: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.
Probably! But, please, let me dream of a world where knowledge is actually open source One day, one day...
Team Dynamis PRC from Milan. I've been involved until last year, when we achieved pretty much anything we had dreamt of. Now I'm still formally in the team, but my priority is to pass some exams and get out of uni.
Doesn't work like that here in Italy. Ferrari F1 team has hired a lot of my teammates, but only after getting out of university (or for last year's thesis). So my italian fellows don't have that excus...I mean...opportunity.Vanja #66 wrote: ↑Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:15 pmI don't know if you tried applying for a position in any F1 or motorsport team, but I can tell you I understood only when I started looking at job ads why there are not so many top-class Formula Student teams in UK. F1 teams offer internships a lot and their best students get them.
Grazie, amico! I had a feeling you were from Dynamis I was talking to one of your aero guys there, I think it was morning of third day, in the line for noise test.variante wrote: ↑Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:39 pmTeam Dynamis PRC from Milan. I've been involved until last year, when we achieved pretty much anything we had dreamt of. Now I'm still formally in the team, but my priority is to pass some exams and get out of uni.
I was there in 2016! And I've been following Drumska Strela for quite a bit! ...for sure one of the most beautiful cars. I think I have a video somewhere of it testing in Varano
That was indeed the idea of this picture, to spark a topic that regular reader would like to ask a question about. Clarification will be added in some time, though those who read Pt I will understand this part even without it.Just_a_fan wrote: ↑Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:02 pmAt the end of the article you have a picture of the RedBull and mention slots. It looks like you're referring to the legality cuts in the horizontal devices - I'm sure you're referring to slots in the devices below and in the edge of the bargeboard. Might be worth clarifying the very thin slots/cuts are for legality purposes only.