Brabham BT44 skirts
Posted 26 August 2012 - 16:02
Thanks in advance!
Posted 26 August 2012 - 16:40
Posted 26 August 2012 - 17:34
Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:41
If I get a chance, I'll go find the picture and scan it, although there may be a version in Sal's F1 Technology book or Gorgio's book?
Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:52
Edited by goro, 01 September 2012 - 07:54.
Posted 01 September 2012 - 15:55
Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:11
I found this one on the web. I'd say Nürburgring '75.
Can't see any skirts underneath the car at all.
Posted 01 September 2012 - 17:35
Could someone explain me how what Gordon Murray described as a " transverse,vee-shaped, sacrificial skirt" worked on the BT44? I understand that it was designed "to exclude air from going under the car and producing lift" but actually "created a low pressure behind it". It sounds quite different from the more advanced sliding skirts, but still I have no idea about what it looked like (the "transverse" thing baffle me) and neither Google nor the search facility helped this time!
Thanks in advance!
With all due respect, are you absolutely sure that you haven't somehow mis-recalled this, because for sure McLaren ran skirts EXACTLY like you describe on the M23, beginning in '74 or '75?
I only mention it because of the lack of any visual evidence of them (so far) on the BT44, and I recall them clear as day on the M23.
Posted 01 September 2012 - 18:01
Originally Brabham had a simple flap skirt that ran across the front of the underneath of the tub, but it was refined to include a pointed front edge and added sides to enlarge the 'low pressure' area.
I'm still looking for the drawing!!
Posted 01 September 2012 - 19:59
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 20:34
Posted 01 September 2012 - 21:04
M26, I think, and I may have a similar shot of an M23, but I haven't got time to search at the moment.