McLaren MCL34

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by f1rules » Wed May 15, 2019 9:03 am


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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by charliesmithhd » Wed May 15, 2019 9:38 am

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Is that new just behind the number at front? S duct?
I’ve looked at pre Barcelona spec as well in this area, the chassis seemed too dip in the middle slightly, but I can’t see that here
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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by kfrantzios » Wed May 15, 2019 9:45 am

charliesmithhd wrote:Image
Is that new just behind the number at front? S duct?
Seems like an S duct

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by _cerber1 » Wed May 15, 2019 9:47 am

Yes, yesterday it was not, I wonder what they came up with.

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by Ground Effect » Wed May 15, 2019 9:48 am

charliesmithhd wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 9:38 am
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6l7FxsW0AA ... name=large
Is that new just behind the number at front? S duct?
I’ve looked at pre Barcelona spec as well in this area, the chassis seemed too dip in the middle slightly, but I can’t see that here
My eyes aren’t that great, even with glasses! But that looks like an S duct...
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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by M840TR » Wed May 15, 2019 10:11 am

That's likely a new heave damper in the front suspension. If it were an s-duct there'd be a vent instead of only a protrusion. Other cars have had a similar feature in recent years.

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Re: McLaren MCL34

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by mclaren111 » Wed May 15, 2019 12:28 pm

Today:

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Old RW...

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by mclaren111 » Wed May 15, 2019 12:34 pm

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Here you can clearly see the change on the floor's edge - in the middle...

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by mwillems » Wed May 15, 2019 9:59 pm

M840TR wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:11 am
That's likely a new heave damper in the front suspension. If it were an s-duct there'd be a vent instead of only a protrusion. Other cars have had a similar feature in recent years.
New as in, New to the car, or a new type to replace what was already on the car?

I just read up on it, seems like it is a powerful piece of kit for Aero, particularly in Mclarens weak spots of mid to high as well as dropping the rear end on the straights.

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by gtm1260 » Wed May 15, 2019 10:49 pm

mclaren111 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Motorsport.com:

https://cdn-1.motorsport.com/images/amp ... n-20-3.jpg


Drawing of Old vs New...
Looking at the old wing, you can clearly see that it's still very inboard loaded. This update seems to be a continuation in that concept to an even more inboard loaded profile, bringing them closer to the extreme Ferrari concept rather than switching from the outboard loaded to inboard loaded philosophy.

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by SmallSoldier » Thu May 16, 2019 12:49 am

mwillems wrote:
M840TR wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:11 am
That's likely a new heave damper in the front suspension. If it were an s-duct there'd be a vent instead of only a protrusion. Other cars have had a similar feature in recent years.
New as in, New to the car, or a new type to replace what was already on the car?

I just read up on it, seems like it is a powerful piece of kit for Aero, particularly in Mclarens weak spots of mid to high as well as dropping the rear end on the straights.
Any links to the read?


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Re: McLaren MCL34

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by f1rules » Thu May 16, 2019 7:32 am

been going through pictures from yesterdays testing, and looks as if the picture and shadowing is playing tricks with us, i cannot find any other pics with a raised section there, and since, if the a suspension update was beneath, its not something they just add and remove so they would have run the cover all day, i quess
but would be nice if the introduced something/suspension to help the front to have more "bite" grip

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Re: McLaren MCL34

Post by charliesmithhd » Thu May 16, 2019 9:23 am

f1rules wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 7:32 am
been going through pictures from yesterdays testing, and looks as if the picture and shadowing is playing tricks with us, i cannot find any other pics with a raised section there, and since, if the a suspension update was beneath, its not something they just add and remove so they would have run the cover all day, i quess
but would be nice if the introduced something/suspension to help the front to have more "bite" grip
You can see the raised section on previous pictures on this forum, very slight though