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Author Topic: Ferrari tests new mudguards for F1 cars to be used with full wet tyres  (Read 42586 times)

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We're getting closer and closer to Sportscar spec with this enclosed wheel stuff IMHO.

https://www.the-race.com/formula-1/f1-extreme-second-spray-guard-option-revealed/


Racing is Life - everything else is just....waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline Dare

So much for the 1.8 second pit stops
Mark Twain once opined, "it's easier to con someone than to convince them they've been conned."

Offline Jericoke

The article mentions most of the spray is caused by the ground effects, so even with zero spray from the tires, it doesn't really solve anything.

Perhaps there are other solutions?  Aircraft are landed in low visibility circumstances using lighting.  Modern LED lighting can make the rear of an F1 car ultravisible with very little weight.  Similarly the curbs of a track can be lit with durable low profile LED

Offline cosworth151

Those look like they fell out of the top of an Ugly tree & hit every branch on the way down. Spray is part of racing in the wet. I hate to think what those things would do to the carefully designed aero on the cars.

Can they at least change the name from WWP to WTF?
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Offline Alianora La Canta

The photos from the test demonstrated pretty plainly that the mudguards had no practical use for reducing spray.

F1 cars already use really good lighting for the rain light. It's not enough.
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