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#1 just me again

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 08:30

Hi

 

With some F1 cars having an extra rear wing, Which I believe now is a single element wing which helps the rearwing by diverting "extra" air  to it.

 

My question is: For Monaco and Hungary will we see a multielement wing in the same place which creates it´s own downforce, so we have a wing on the sharkfin which goes from being a "pantograph" to being a "Gillette" with really a lot of blades.

 

 

Bjørn



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#2 Greg Locock

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:09

If you look at the naca report server you'll find an interesting report by Shorts on multielement flap systems. They stacked anythingup to 7 flaps. The Cl was enormous. Trouble is rear wings usually operate at maximum lift rather than optimum L/D so the traditional aero boys are way confused.

#3 Bloggsworth

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:25

I'll just wait till the first one falls off, then they'll be banned...






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Edited by Bloggsworth, 04 March 2017 - 18:57.


#4 just me again

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 18:21

Now Force India has a 3 element one.

It's getting closer to a Gilette!.

Wonder if any would do more elements this weekend in Monaco?.

#5 PiperPa42

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 18:55

Now Force India has a 3 element one.

It's getting closer to a Gilette!.

Wonder if any would do more elements this weekend in Monaco?.

I think Williams has a 4 element version

#6 Wuzak

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 01:32

I'll just wait till the first one falls off, then they'll be banned...

 

Bottas has had two fall off so far this season.