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I don't know, it might be optical illusion, to me even the floor looks different, somehow more detailed, polished? All those bulges below the sidepods look more prominent?

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Even looking at the Siemens and armour all logos on the pictures organic posted above, the shape of the curve on the side pod looks to come down a lot sharper on the silverstone spec.
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chrisc90 wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:05 am
Even looking at the Siemens and armour all logos on the pictures organic posted above, the shape of the curve on the side pod looks to come down a lot sharper on the silverstone spec.
I do not agree. If you look closely, you can see these logo's have a different placement (referenced to the Oracle "e"). There is a larger unpainted area and they moved the logos away fron the transition line between paint/bare carbon, for aesthetic reasons presumably

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Sevach wrote:
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That's because it is.
It looks more to increase the cooling exit, the lower part has a very similar profile (and dimension) to the previous version.
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dxpetrov wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:24 am
I don't know, it might be optical illusion, to me even the floor looks different, somehow more detailed, polished? All those bulges below the sidepods look more prominent?
I thought the same. But I cannot put my finger on whether it's material changes or if it's actually differently shaped

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organic wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:51 am
To me the top surface of the sidepod looks too similar for there to be significant shrink wrapping, rather that the shoulder curvature has been generated by pulling bodywork outwards

Looking at the bull logo that is close to the sharkfin makes it even more obvious it is the bodywork raised more than any shrinkwrapping
Yup, which says nothing about the not visible area at the very rear under the HRC logo/hidden by the wheel as that might be narrower - but the main sidepod and even the seemingly shrinkwrapped area where the RB logo sits now seem unchanged.
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another angle ... i'm rather confident there's no shrinkwrapping or tightening of anything on the bodywork
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Great comparison! Look at the cooling louvres. The old ones give a clear impression that the flow over the engine cover is heavily upwashing, conflicting the downwash over the sidepod. It looks to me that with this New "shoulder" they get more energised air at the beamwing and reduce the upwash flow (see New cooling louvres) over the engine cover maybe even getting better flow over the rear wing.

To me it looks like the bulls "butt" has been slimmed in the engine case and the rest is protruded
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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:30 am
Small change IMO. A shrink wrapping.
That change is neither small nor is it a shrink. It's an optimization of inner (faster airflow) and outer airflow. Cooling and airflow should be significantly improved with this update.

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another angle ... i'm rather confident there's no shrinkwrapping or tightening of anything on the bodywork
I fully agree.

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They've finally replaced the floor bracing with carbon girders.

I think they're the only team to do their floor reinforcement in that way. I think it's interesting that each arm is adjustable in angle and the edges are articulated. Shows how refined RB are in their floor flexing parameters circuit to circuit.

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gandharva wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:34 pm
PlatinumZealot wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:30 am
Small change IMO. A shrink wrapping.
That change is neither small nor is it a shrink. It's an optimization of inner (faster airflow) and outer airflow. Cooling and airflow should be significantly improved with this update.

RZS10 wrote:
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:06 pm
another angle ... i'm rather confident there's no shrinkwrapping or tightening of anything on the bodywork
I fully agree.
You don't see the obvious tightening where it matters? Hmm. Ok.

Aero guys want to reduce the volume of the car where they want clean flow. The exhaust cannon you see above that is a design we see on cars from the past. Also see it on this year's alpine. Not a big change IMO.

Williams is what I call a big change.
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Mountings are now made from carbon to save weight.
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