I hope this is not covered before but I have a question about double diffuser -ish type advantages. Because merc is still so dominant I'm wondering more and more what their advantage is. Especially because it's not obvious where they get their downforce. Not for me at least. Not saying they cheat but:
Would it be within the rules, or perhaps a good way to bend the rules, when you create extra air movement above the diffuser with air coming from completely somewhere else? A bit hard to explain what I mean. Let's say you use a s duct type hole in the nose. Or perhaps even the air intake above the driver. I can think of other places to harvest cool air. Maybe from where the plank begins, above the plank where the air splits to left and right. Would it be possible to channel that air all the way to the diffuser secretly. Would it even benefit? Also intake above the engine is now more then just an inlet. 2/3 is used to cool a radiator. I'm quite sure it's not allowed to harvest cool air under the floor, or introduce extra air under the floor, but what about the area above the diffuser?
Could you mix cool air with the hot air out of the body to create extra downforce? Or jet cool air out and upwards somewhere between the diffuser and the rear light/crash structure. Or simply use cool air from completely somewhere else to create a blown diffuser?
Am I just thinking of things thought of by others, way before me, or talking complete BS?
Last edited by Bandit1216 on Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:05 am, edited 1 time in total.
But just suppose it weren't hypothetical.