Who's to say what precisely is causing the problems? If they could surmise by just looking at photos they wouldn't need to spends tens of hours in the simulation tools. Most of it is just speculation.ThePapayaJaguar wrote: ↑Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:59 amHmm, that makes sense. So is it possible that the air is detaching at the coke bottle section, given how aggressive it is? I just read the posts godlameroso posted on the MCL35 thread and if I'm understanding it correctly the high pressure field controlling the direction of the vortices at the rear of the car is being disturbed by crosswinds and tailwinds (which results in a loss of downforce).M840TR wrote: ↑Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:56 pmIt's more related to the specific way air travels around the car which can determine how prone it is to detachment.ThePapayaJaguar wrote: ↑Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:30 am
Oh yeah, I'm definitely aware of that. Even Seidl mentioned that it is a more complex problem than just tailwinds. My guess is that the car's lower mechanical grip, when compared to the competition, is being amplified by tailwinds. Seidl did say that the wind-related issues are on James Key's priority list, so fingers crossed.
I wish we heard from the technical directors more often.
Detachment of air is a probable deduction. The issue is that under normal conditions there isn't detachment. So why is a tailwind causing that? Who knows.