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Most clever technical innovation: 2009-2013


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Poll: Most clever technical innovation: 2009-2013 (165 member(s) have cast votes)

Cleverest/most innovative technical solution

  1. DDD (39 votes [23.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.64%

  2. EBD (37 votes [22.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.42%

  3. Engine mapping (10 votes [6.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.06%

  4. Flexing wings (8 votes [4.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.85%

  5. F-Duct (68 votes [41.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.21%

  6. Other (3 votes [1.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.82%

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#51 Risil

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 16:47

Interesting, that FRIC and other suspension related solutions, didn't even make the poll.

 

Maybe this just shows, one of the issues with current F1 - while people may "hate" it, they still only like to talk about aerodynamics, because that's (all) you can "see".

I'm sure there will be many "clever" technical solutions in the coming season, as there have been some "clever & smart" solutions in the past, but most of them are not even "on the radar" of the fans, because they are not easily observable or easy to hear (engine mapping).

 

Everybody will "droll" about each little winglet, gurney flap or turning vane, because that's all what you can "see" - therefore it will be "analyzed" to death.

 

I would like to see people developing the same enthusiasm for rocker &/or suspension geometries, and damper curves. 

But therein lays the issue, F1 like to claim being a technical advanced sport (and it is in some respects), it's just sad, that they don't like to share/talk about some of there "really" smart/inventive solutions. 

 

Most of the "arms race" in the coming years, on the power train and suspension side of things, will take place hidden form public/TV/fans eyes, which, while understandable to some extent, I find rather sad, and I don't think, F1 is doing itself a favor with their "cold war" tactics.

 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year/Season to all fellow forumers

 

Well said, and a happy new year/seasonal equinox to you too.



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#52 SenorSjon

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 17:30

The drug that lets me forget these seasons would be a nice technical innovation. Cars became teerjerkingly ugly, it saw the final takeover from sport to show and now we end up with even more rules than we began with in 2009.

 

If I have to choose, I would say the F-duct. The rest is way to technical and the F-duct was the only thing which made you curious how it exactly works.



#53 Szoelloe

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 18:53

The drug that lets me forget these seasons would be a nice technical innovation. Cars became teerjerkingly ugly, it saw the final takeover from sport to show and now we end up with even more rules than we began with in 2009.

 

If I have to choose, I would say the F-duct. The rest is way to technical and the F-duct was the only thing which made you curious how it exactly works.

 

FRIC's actually been discussed for 2 1/2 years, and has been generating interest all over the F1 related forums and media. From the given options though, since it is a poll, I agree with you, as I already wrote.



#54 JSDSKI

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 19:00

Trick diffusers and FRIC / "J Damper" mods were the best. 

 

My personal favorite is the "legal yet banned" RedBull suspension ride height adjuster because it was the advantage that didn't exist.


Edited by JSDSKI, 24 December 2013 - 19:00.


#55 shonguiz

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 08:21

I vote fr the most effective one, the EBD.



#56 f1engineer

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 11:29

definitely the coanda, all of the other stuff was a simple case of copying and making it work. have a look at mclaren, sauber, williams and toro rosso for teams who tried the blowing without always getting much success