Marty_Y wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:43 pm
I was watching this video, in general it's just more of the same basic information. But there was one interesting bit about slipstreams, earlier in this thread someone asked if slipstreaming would still be as affective in the new cars and in this video there's a quote attributed to Lando Norris saying that it won't be as affective.
It's only a short video but most of it is stuff that you've probably heard before or already know.
Almost by definition, if you reduce the effect of the wake on the following car, slipstreaming i.e. gaining a tow, will be more difficult.
Yes, the tow is caused by the air being dragged by the car in front reducing the effective air speed experienced by the following car and thus reducing drag, but it's the same reduction in air speed that makes the following car lose downforce. If the following car can follow more closely because it's not losing so much downforce, it must also follow that the effective air speed is higher for the following car and thus drag is also higher. Ergo, the tow will be less effective.
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