F1 2014 – The Gonzo comparison is true…..
the 420 “bits” of aero on the wing look more daft than the gonzo bit.
thought the front wings were going to be much narrower overall.
rear might look a bit odd too with a gaping hole, but not as silly as the 70’s? with huge wings 6ft in the air on stilts.Posted 4 years agothepuristSubscriber
I assume as well that it must have a little stumpy willy in the middle to meet the regs. So the Williams has a willy and the Lotus has a man-gina.
IIRC the rules are on max chassis height at certain positions – the intention being to create lower noses to prevent cars riding over each other in crashes and to limit aero. There isn’t enough of a restriction on the minimum cross section of the nose though, so to meet the regs & gain the most aero benefit the solution is to minimise the forward (lower) section of the nose to gain max airflow under the car.
The Lotus solution is interesting – I guess it’s the camera angle that makes the nose look asymmetric but at first glance they’ll get smoother flow directly under the chassis whereas the anteater/finger/willy noses will be more disturbed after flowing round the proboscis.
Wonder what other options we’ll see.Posted 4 years ago
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