That's like saying "chimneys are opened, gills are closed and gills will be opened when they are needed”. That car has no visible hot air outlet and that is strange.dumrick wrote:Yeah, Manchild, but we are in winter... chimneys will be opened when needed. Nevertheless, is impressive how much less cooling the V8 needs and how it shows more in the outlet's side than in the inlet's.
One thought: for years that I didn't see a central pole connecting to the upper element of the rear wing. Curious shape of that element, indeed!!
Concerning the chimneys, just check the first tests last year of the R25. Chimneys were closed alltogether or opened (sometimes only in one side) with grill-like vents. Anyway, I don't recall the car being actually raced in that configuration, that was only due to low temperature in winter testing. Anyway, I've already wrote that is clear that the V8's have less cooling needs and in this tests the R26 is "outleting" the hot air exclusively through the rear.manchild wrote:That's like saying "chimneys are opened, gills are closed and gills will be opened when they are needed”. That car has no visible hot air outlet and that is strange.
Central pole on rear wing actually represents continuous vertical stabilizer reaching all the way from airbox cover and than turning upwards below the wing – similar to Nike swoosh
No, I was talking about your idea of an extension of the fin in the airbox upwards to reach the upper wing.manchild wrote:BTW, what is that "something peculiar" you've noticed? Is it the cutout?