So, I wonder what simple rule changes people can think of so that it no longer profits teams to spend so much money and effort on aero?
Here's mine. Theoretically, the car body should be one continuous surface. i.e if it were placed inside a sphere, that sphere should be able to shrink around it to form the body of the car (the body of the car includes everything except wishbones and wheels) . There should also only be one upper surface and one lower surface. The same with the sides. i.e the shape should theoretically be able to the cast from a two piece mould.
The split of the mould could be either down the horizontal axis or vertical axis giving designers the choice of either incorporating wings or venturi's into their designs, but for obvious reasons it would be impossible to choose both.(I think).
Only the inlets and outlets for radiators, exhausts and air intakes are permitted intrusions allowed to break the surface. Oh and the cockpit of course.
The only other add on's allowed are wing mirrors and aerials.
I think the above would greatly simply the aerodynamic permeations, hopefully allowing resources to be spent on more interesting avenues of performance enhancement.
Do you like it folks?
Edited by pizzalover, 26 February 2012 - 17:25.