Steven wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:47 am
The thing about top speeds is certainly interesting, and I didn't know about it yet. Perhaps this is also due to Alonso not being close to anyone in most of the race. He was typically too slow and lost ground to the cars ahead while getting overtaken by the likes of Ricciardo and Sainz.
Also at the restarts, you could see that Alonso made the most of the first lap in the restart, and then was settled and could only really focus on the cars behind him, as he has basically punched above his weight on the restarts.
I think the comment about Goran above about high CofG comes from the high radiators in the bulky airbox.
From the pictures we've seen over in A521, it's just a empty airbox. Since we had regulation restricitions, Alpine were limited in what they could change. They choose to make the bulky airbox so they could move the rad that was in front of the (upper roll hope air intake) tube that Fed air the turbos to behind it. To acheive that they split the upper air intake and made the lower air intake go between the upper air intake and connect to the rad, now further back(behind the upper air intake). I beleive they had issues with cooling in the lower air intake last year as the upper air tube was restricting airflow through the lower air intake. Also the lower air intake's Rad air outlet was feeding out up against the upper air intake and heating it(not ideal).
2020 - Just imaging stand upright with you legs together (you're the tube that fed the turbos) and a hot air tube pointing at your knees(lower air intake).
2021 - Then imagin standing with your legs spread apart, the hot air tube being lengthened and passing between your legs to come out behind you.
Every team has a rad there that I've seen. McLaren do.
That's my opinion anyways. I just can't imagin them spend a ton of $$ in changing all the rads in the final season of these regs. A quick and dirty move to get more power and better airflow in the PU compartment I beleive.