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#1 MrJames2018

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 14:14

Over the last couple of years teams were trying out blown wheel nuts for aero purposes so I was wondering if: 

 

a) it's possible to use the energy(airflow) from the tyre(brake disc) and redirect it or whether their is some FIA technical regulation regarding this ?

b) if teams all have their own individual aero teams with their own ideas and solutions why do the cars all look the same ?

 

Sorry if I can't be more specific since I don't come from an engineering/aero background

 

Regards

 

 



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#2 Bloggsworth

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 14:53

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#3 Kalmake

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 17:18

All sorts of things have been banned in tyre/brake area. If you are thinking of kind of a fan that is banned too.



#4 Greg Locock

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 22:28

The umbrella term is movable aerodynamic device, which are banned. This has been widely misapplied such as in the Renault mass damper case.