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Author Topic: F1 Tech Regs for 2017  (Read 3373 times)

Offline J.Clark

Re: F1 Tech Regs for 2017
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2016, 01:53:20 PM »
An interesting article to say the least.

I think that customer engines need to be identical to the works team, that is an easy one.

I think the less aero involved is a good idea.  What would make the most sense to me in that area would require a bit if research by an outsider in all probability.  I think that it would be wise to reduce what ever it is, and it may involve several factors in the aero package, that reduces the ability of a following car to get close to the car ahead in the corners.

We have been listening to drivers voice their problems with this - losing down-force in the corners, preventing them from being close enough in many instances to exit a corner close enough to put a move on the car ahead before, or at the next corner.

Years ago, before the aeros got so high tech, this was seldom, if ever, an issue.  I recall racing as recent as the early 2000s, in which cars would even over-take on the exit of a corner, having benefited from following the leading car closely through the corner.
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Offline Scott

Re: F1 Tech Regs for 2017
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2016, 02:25:32 PM »
I did notice that when Ferrari tested the "halo" structure on Kimi's car at Barcelona that they already had sponsor stickers on it.

Did you also notice that for some strange reason they removed the sponsor stickers after just the first run - must have been some contract no-no.
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