Haas VF-18 Ferrari

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wesley123
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Re: Haas VF-18 Ferrari

Post by wesley123 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:45 pm

Really short flap on the rear wing.
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Re: Haas VF-18 Ferrari

Post by Sevach » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:42 pm

wesley123 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:45 pm
Really short flap on the rear wing.
Back when DRS was first introduced (and the allowed angle change was less) a smaller flap was a good way to make it more effective (shed more drag).

Over the years rules changed and teams moved away from this style, maybe Haas is bringing it back for a couple KM/H at the end of the straights.

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Re: Haas VF-18 Ferrari

Post by DiogoBrand » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:39 am

Sevach wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:42 pm
wesley123 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:45 pm
Really short flap on the rear wing.
Back when DRS was first introduced (and the allowed angle change was less) a smaller flap was a good way to make it more effective (shed more drag).

Over the years rules changed and teams moved away from this style, maybe Haas is bringing it back for a couple KM/H at the end of the straights.
If I'm not mistaken there wasn't a fixed angle change for the DRS flap, but a fixed distance for the edge to travel, that's why a shorter flap was beneficial. If the fixed measure was the angle change, a bigger flap would shed more drag.