Alpine A521

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ajprice
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The thread for last year's car picked up on the narrow nose/wide 2019 tub with the janky join of the two. Have they altered the tub or is that still happening?

2020 thread post:
Blackout wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:06 pm
When you design your new tub around your new thin nose
vs
When you mount a thin nose on last year's tub
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Blackout
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Blackout wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:44 pm
The "airbox" now looks twice as large! it was already large since 2018 because of its peculiar cooling layout, but did they move the CCS backwards or made it wider?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eve5JsfXMAA ... =4096x4096
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eve5JseXEAA ... =4096x4096
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eve5JshXYAE ... =4096x4096

The rear wishbones appear unchanged for now.

Relatively big changes on the sidepod size and shapes too
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the EDGE
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Re: Alpine A521

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ajprice wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:58 pm
The thread for last year's car picked up on the narrow nose/wide 2019 tub with the janky join of the two. Have they altered the tub or is that still happening?

2020 thread post:
Blackout wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:06 pm
When you design your new tub around your new thin nose
vs
When you mount a thin nose on last year's tub
https://i.imgur.com/5I7hErj.jpg
No this is still the same 2019 tub

santos
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Blackout wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:00 pm
Blackout wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:44 pm
The "airbox" now looks twice as large! it was already large since 2018 because of its peculiar cooling layout, but did they move the CCS backwards or made it wider?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eve5JsfXMAA ... =4096x4096
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eve5JseXEAA ... =4096x4096
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eve5JshXYAE ... =4096x4096

The rear wishbones appear unchanged for now.

Relatively big changes on the sidepod size and shapes too
https://i.imgur.com/9lcoXQE.png
Holly... what a huge airbox. It's the Ligier JS5 from this century.

Sevach
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Blackout wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:00 pm
Blackout wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:44 pm
The "airbox" now looks twice as large! it was already large since 2018 because of its peculiar cooling layout, but did they move the CCS backwards or made it wider?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eve5JsfXMAA ... =4096x4096
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eve5JseXEAA ... =4096x4096
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eve5JshXYAE ... =4096x4096

The rear wishbones appear unchanged for now.

Relatively big changes on the sidepod size and shapes too
https://i.imgur.com/9lcoXQE.png
Sidepods inlets got smaller and more sculpted, more undercut too i think.
And that airbox.

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Steven
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The sidepods are another step away from the Merc and Red Bull sloping sidepods and instead trying to create an evenly rounded surface front to back, allow for airflow from over the top to curl over the edges downward.
I guess the have pursued this route to have a more straight airflow path close to the floor, perhaps in response to the regulation changes.

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RedNEO
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Real on track shots coming tomorrow

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johndoucakis
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GoranF1
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Trickery is supposed to be in the rear suspension. Any toughts on that so far?

Maybe airbox is big because of power gains..
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NAPI10
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Love that livery =D> =D> =D>

wowgr8
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The sidepod shape looks very similar to the W09 in the first week of testing from what I can tell. Also really really tiny sidepod inlets

JPower
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Any clue as to what they used their tokens on?

michl420
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santos wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:04 pm
Blackout wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:00 pm
Blackout wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:44 pm
The "airbox" now looks twice as large! it was already large since 2018 because of its peculiar cooling layout, but did they move the CCS backwards or made it wider?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eve5JsfXMAA ... =4096x4096
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eve5JseXEAA ... =4096x4096
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eve5JshXYAE ... =4096x4096

The rear wishbones appear unchanged for now.

Relatively big changes on the sidepod size and shapes too
https://i.imgur.com/9lcoXQE.png
Holly... what a huge airbox. It's the Ligier JS5 from this century.
Ligier JS5, that´s the car i was looking for. I thought exactly the same.

Sevach
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Steven wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:13 pm
The sidepods are another step away from the Merc and Red Bull sloping sidepods and instead trying to create an evenly rounded surface front to back, allow for airflow from over the top to curl over the edges downward.
I guess the have pursued this route to have a more straight airflow path close to the floor, perhaps in response to the regulation changes.
Without the floor slots guiding air straight into the floor might be less beneficial, keeping the air attached with a good undercut and coke might be better this time (or at least Alpine appears to think so).