On a real circuit, that much damage would probably have been enough to cause problems. Somewhere like Silverstone where there are high speed turns that need a back end that is obediant. I would expect he would be losing some rear downforce with that damage.lio007 wrote: ↑Thu May 30, 2019 2:15 pmIn this image we can perfectly see the damage Max' floor suffered from the Bottas clash at the pit stop:
Practically any damage on the outer surface of the car will have some effect on laptime. The impact would be higher on faster circuits obviously. Most mechanic faults or damage would lead to a retirement.
I think losing an endplate isn't that bad. We saw Massa in a Ferrari getting faster at Barcelona once the endplate was missing.
Yes, but with the previous regs their function was mostly structural, holding up the cascades. The main flaps and cascades were the ones doing most of the flow control. The Indycar front wings from a couple years ago had no endplates at all, but a very similar “outwash tunnel” construction.