BassVirolla wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 17, 2022 10:58 pm
NL_Fer wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 13, 2022 8:42 pm
Keep it simple stupid, allow the DRS free for any driver to use on the straights. Built the cars in such a way, they don’t need and overtaking aid anymore.
More than a Drag Reduction System, I think in a Downforce Increasing System.
Wings always open while under full throttle (or over certain %). Closed wings while lifting or braking, to allow to increase rear MGUK recovery.
Apply throttle with consciousness of the fact that the downforce will drastically reduce exactly when you demand full power.
Definitely the active aero will be aimed at reducing drag on the straights, not increasing downforce for corners.
The 2026 power units will, potentially, have half the power of the current PU's by mid-straight. They will need a lot less drag to keep the speeds up to get the lap times down.
It seems that the 2026 chassis rules will be a more extreme version of the 2014 rules, which aimed to reduce cornering speeds but increase straight line speeds to maintain lap times.
The fans loved that so much that the cars became wider, got bigger tyres, more downforce (and drag) from 2017.