As you go around the corner faster than before that centrifugal effect is not linear, 2x corner speed means 4x centrifugal? right? Does that also mean that the relative CoG in that moment if 2cm higher static now is 8cm higher dynamic?
On the other end. If you have allmost no corner speed/zero centrifugal effect.. does CoG even matter? I do not think so.. So if races had that as the norm... you run a giant engine in a cigar shaped missile .. wait a minute..
1910 and 1912
As the cornering speeds went up they slowly lowered the cars while maintaining the shape.
10 years later +-
25 years later +-
Fast forward to 1990s and the cars where basically pancakes
If you want to discuss further the answer is probably.. depends on how much you sacrifice to win back, minor sacrifice to CoG can and probably does give huge benefits in Downforce today. Hence the high noses++ (carbonfiber is very light too so that helps alot)
I wonder who had the lowest CoG of all the F1 cars ever made.
Edited by MatsNorway, 09 October 2016 - 21:53.