izzy wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:47 pm
apexcontrol wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:17 pm
ofcourse it does not, but you can understand why its illegal, toe change can act as a massive F duct.
the wheel of a f1 car are not simple wheel, you can use them to change the whole airflow over the car.
changing the too, could mean you make difuser and the rear wing stall. and so creating much less lag....
those wheels are huge and can deliver a huge amount of redirected aero.
wheels are not included in the moveable aero regs at all, same as brake ducts which boing up and down and side to side with them
well nobody uses the wheel as wings/deflectors/fanes, up on till now.
and there are some rules you not allowed to have moveable aero parts.
changing toe sure it does alot of things. but it will not steer the car in any direction. so that is a fact.
then we come to other things it might do and how that is done.
we can agree that the wheel are huge compared to the rest for the front section of the car.
huge things crates huge wakes, and if you can control a huge wake independently of what the car does on track.
then you can use that for controlling allot of aero.
merc might say well that was not our intention, but thats not the point. the point is what does it do.
and if 'steering' (qoute from merc) does not change direction. why call it multi dimensional steering.
its a good find for sure. but it will not stick. if you can optimized it, and merc surly can.
the aerodynamic change and behaviour of the car is way to extreme.
you can kill diffuser and the rear wing to a complete stall, the lost clean air on the rear wing cause the rearwing to lift up.
and the frontwing will lower. and the effect go on a snowball effect.
so in fact the whole car changes dramaticly
if merc optimize it then they have max too for cornering. but maybe 50% less drag on the straight.
if optimized merc will win all races by a mile