Scuderia Ferrari SF90

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Every time I see that front wing it confuses me.

I understand it apparently has a lot of disadvantages in terms of downforce and development potential.

But can somebody please explain to an idiot what its advantages were meant to be?

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djones wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:55 am
Every time I see that front wing it confuses me.

I understand it apparently has a lot of disadvantages in terms of downforce and development potential.

But can somebody please explain to an idiot what its advantages were meant to be?
Creates a very pronounced outwash similar to the cascades used previously.
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That rearwing is huge compared to the other teams.

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djones wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:55 am
Every time I see that front wing it confuses me.

I understand it apparently has a lot of disadvantages in terms of downforce and development potential.

But can somebody please explain to an idiot what its advantages were meant to be?
The pressure side of the wing creates an outwash as its less loaded on the outboard side compared to the inboard side resulting in a favourable pressure gradient in favour of the outboard side (not as much as one might expect due to the pressure impingment between the outboard side of the wing and frontal stagnation/high pressure region of the wheel). The suction side of the wing creates an inwash again due to a favourable pressure gradient this time in favour of the inboard side due to the presence of a lower pressure in that region compared to that of the outboard side.

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Is it me or does the Merc wing look super skinny compared to the Fezza wing?

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It's another angle so that explains at least parts of it.

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New bargeboards
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Also new for Baku
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The Image says it all...
red team looking to for downforce and hence choosing the higher downforce rear wing and have a powerful DRS.
Silver team having a lot of downforce already so trading it off for some straight line speed.

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MtthsMlw wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:29 am
That rearwing is huge compared to the other teams.
That's not a rear wing, it's an anchor...

I guess that Maranello didn't receive the memo about non linearity between air resistance and speed.

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