Alpine A522

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javalinex
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Looks like a copypaste

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Airflow to beam wing looks quite a bit cleaner now.

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deadhead
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Ashwinv16 wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:14 pm
SmallSoldier wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 3:38 pm
Detail of the cooling for the new package:

https://i.imgur.com/UzBxW1A.jpg

Via: Albert Fabrega
Alpine is the only so far to pursue the overbody Coanda Effect aggreseively. If thsi works it could be worth nearly a second in some tracks (as it gives huge downforce boost at mediuim speed corners) (See 2015 Ferrari for proof)
Could you elaborate? Is this what they are trying to do

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deadhead wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:59 am
Ashwinv16 wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:14 pm
SmallSoldier wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 3:38 pm
Detail of the cooling for the new package:

https://i.imgur.com/UzBxW1A.jpg

Via: Albert Fabrega
Alpine is the only so far to pursue the overbody Coanda Effect aggreseively. If thsi works it could be worth nearly a second in some tracks (as it gives huge downforce boost at mediuim speed corners) (See 2015 Ferrari for proof)
Could you elaborate? Is this what they are trying to do

viewtopic.php?p=580358
Coanda effect is just a fancy term that means that the air will follow a curved surface. To do that the layer of air close to the surface will stretch, accelerate, or become less dense. The layer of air above that layer will maintain it's density resulting in downforce.

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Getting some Enstone Lotus vibes on that Coanda effect side pod.

Whatever happened to that team? ... oh yeah!

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Much tighter cooling at the coke bottle area.
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Blackout
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Alpine copied the RB floor trailing edge and the diffuser side around the 'mouse hole', as @pillohamaca pointed out.
& the new diffuser seems to start further forward and with a different shape...
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Neither the sidepods nor the intakes are copies of RB. The A522 AZE intakes are like the AT/AM/1st W13 ones, with a square inlet and a flat/slightly scalloped purple surface. No one copied RB intakes, not even AM which made a cocktail of different features...
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New angle from @PHortonF1 on Twitter. Gives a good view at the suspension/coke bottle area

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They've done a good job of pushing that undercut way back and having lots of exposed floor in front of it like RB.

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GrizzleBoy wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:01 pm
They've done a good job of pushing that undercut way back and having lots of exposed floor in front of it like RB.
Still different from RB. Now it's a mix between the Alpine undercut philosophy and the RB/AT/new AM undercut style.

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It's really a shame that the car has lost paint. In addition to the fact that aesthetically it's not terrible, it masks the details less (so much better for us) and makes them easier to copy by other teams (a pity for the team).

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Impressive all the work done by Enstone on the side-boards and the floor of the A522.

It's really a new car that we have in front of us compared to the one at the beginning of the season.

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