johnny comelately wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 16, 2022 9:40 pm
Why stay with open wheelers? In relation to the vacuum cleaner spray problem and the crap C of D re the efficiency drive and road relevance. If one considers oneself a purist remember the history of F1.
Even if the cars had tyre-covering bodywork, you'd still get spray and you'd still get it lifted high so obscuring the view of the following drivers. Why? Because tyres lift water in to the wake - that can't be stopped even by bodywork - and the aerodynamics lifts the wake. Even if the bodywork came down close to the track, there would still be water lifted by the tyres and, especially at the rear, that water would be lifted by the air's behaviour associated with the diffuser and rear wing.
Perhaps a fan car like the strange little one that ran at Goodwood would solve some of the problem. By isolating the downforce producing air from the tyre wake, you reduce the spray issue to one that is little different from road cars.
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"