There is certainly one missing. Whether the one that is visible is going to be the real one, we'll have to wait and see.F1NAC wrote: ↑Thu Feb 10, 2022 3:15 pmIs that me or there is a missing pushrod on the left hand side, meaning they are hiding pullrod and photoshoped pushrod on right side?MtthsMlw wrote: ↑Thu Feb 10, 2022 3:07 pmhttps://pbs.twimg.com/media/FLPK29NXoAA ... name=small
What's going on here? The one pull-rod suspension on the left side is missing! Also note the left sidepod inlet has a vertical fin, whereas the right one does not have! Is it just me or what is going on here?MtthsMlw wrote: ↑Thu Feb 10, 2022 3:21 pmhttps://assets.astonmartinf1.com/public ... &fit=thumb
I wonder if the "fake" bit is actually just a changeable panel. Put a different black panel in and you add more cooling air in to the sidepod. Just a thought.
Yes, the real car has pushrods at the front.
It doesn't appear to be changeable on the high-res shots. That angled area possibly has some aero benefits, but it's also a result of the shape of the legality box. I don't think the angled inlets of the show car are a particularly good solution, teams will want their inlets to be face on, and if they want to get them as far forward as possible this is the only way to do it within the sidepod legality volume.Just_a_fan wrote: ↑Thu Feb 10, 2022 3:31 pmI wonder if the "fake" bit is actually just a changeable panel. Put a different black panel in and you add more cooling air in to the sidepod. Just a thought.
Also, the black panel appears to be shaped to help direct air laterally around the shoulder of the sidepod. With a decent undercut below the sidepod too, they're obviously looking at how to flow air to the rear.
That angle reminds me of the infamous Ferrari 92A "double floor" concept. Good aero let down by a poor engine. Let's hope history doesn't repeat itself.