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Again, there haven't. But pullrod and aero changes are not the same thing. I agree that radical aero changes can make the car slow, not understanding them can make the car slow and time lost setting up because of pullrod might do some cumulative damage in the sense that it takes more to dig themselves out the hole they have found themselves in. What I do not agree with is that if they had made everything about the car exactly the same except substituting pullrod with a pushrod and changed the wishbone angles the car would have been instantly 1,5 seconds faster.
It reminds me of a saying: "Complex and complicated problems almost always have simple to understand, simple to implement and easy WRONG answers"
One of the things I noticed is the "anti dive" angle of the wishbones is quite high. I'm not sure if its directly related to "castor angle" or whether the castor angle can be adjusted independently.
The symptoms it has curiously appear to match that of a large "castor angle" on the front (from research),
the positives are :
- Better patch connect during cornering (good on high speed corners).
The negatives are :
- Understeer (too much castor)
- On turn-in the front wheels raise, hence must raise the chassis.
It could be on the slower corners that on turn-in the chassis raises and hence raises the ride height causing a certain detachment of downforce.
Edited by WitnessX, 20 March 2013 - 20:09.