Mamba wrote:Pardon the question but is it really possible that by just adding a beam wing and a few skirts both Merc an RB can match '17 df levels compared to Ferrari (big wing and skirts)?
I fail to see how a beam wing can add that much more downforce?
The skirts will add far more downforce than the beam wing. Under-floor designs, with really truly good seals along the sides can generate huge amounts of downforce.
If you look at the Ferrari rear wing, it's only about 15% larger then a '16 one, plus no beam wing (what works on the rear wing and the diffuser)
different solutions for the same goal, putting on more downforce, without using solutions with '17 rules (what is forbidden), relative low cost and without giving the competition any idea how well your original wing/floor/etc work. oh, and efficiency is not important.