Tommy Cookers wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:40 pm
news to me - when was it banned ?
it was rubbish because it produced lift at the front axle - as did many eg in endurance races though not D-type Jaguars
It was not banned outright, it was prohibited from having a faired version after dominating with the package at faster circuits like AVUS. This was the point that it became rule of law in the premier from of racing and has perpetuated since. Had it not happened as the tires got wider and materials for bodywork got lighter (which is why they didn't run that way at slower circuits), F1 would have closed-in wheels today.