godlameroso wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:25 pm
pierrre wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:36 pm
narrow pylons probably to bring pylon turbulence more to the center away from there the y-250 vortex works the cape, probably also not to disrupt the cape's forward opening angle
Probably why they added #3 to the front wing inboard edge. Strengthen Y250, to reduce cape turbulence from affecting it. Along with nose tweak and enlarging the cape, and adding the slot to the trailing edge of the cape to further reduce drag and the turbulence it induces. It's really amazing all those small changes working in unison. How much the car was developed but to us it just looks like tiny almost insignificant changes.
The biggest thing is see on that front wing is... And it takes a keen eye to see how the flow of design goes...
If you look closely you will see they wanted to get rid of the small metal fences that support the two lowest flaps to improve efficiency of the wing. To do this without the flaps colapsing on selves at speed they joined the end tips of the flap to the central section of the wing for support.
Shold make more downforce, less drag and a cleaner air flow coming off the front wing.
I expect many teams to follow this trick next year. It's really smart to bring this back to todays wing designs.