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I know aero is much more advanced today, but the last generation of Ground Effects cars were able to pass each other. I have some hope.
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General F1 Discussion / Re: Chemical warfare underway amongst the F1 fuel boffins
« Last post by Jericoke on August 22, 2019, 05:49:47 PM »
OK, I'm probably behind on the rules again, but I thought the FIA took random fuel samples for analysis to be sure the teams were using "pump gas". We'll have spec fuel before long.

I was wondering about that.  Is there some sort of minimum fuel sales, like when 'sports car' racing requires x number of production models?  Maybe there's some Shell station in Amsterdam that sells this overqualified gasoline to Ferrari owners?
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I think you may be right about Grosjean. I'm afraid it will come down to who's left without a ride but with a large bag o' swag.

I'd still love to see Josef Newgarden get a ride at Haas. He's a top rate drive (currently leads IndyCar). He can also deliver results at a seriously underfunded team, as he proved during his time at Sarah Fisher Racing.

I know that IndyCar to F1 doesn't always work out, but the drivers in IndyCar generally are the best drivers in the world who aren't in F1. 

If Liberty wants to grow F1 in the USA, finding common ground with American open wheel fans (and organizations) would be an easy place to work.
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Other Sports / Re: Scott Speed Breaks Back in Rallycross
« Last post by Jericoke on August 22, 2019, 05:44:31 PM »
I do hope a swift recovery for Scott!

It's always awful when someone is injured, but when highly trained athletes are injured, the opportunity for learning is great.  Add in race car drivers who are skilled at communicating minute feelings, it's possible that Scott will be able to help advance spinal injury understanding quite far.
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Good find, John!   :good:

As the clip suggested toward the end, I too wonder what will happen when the team designers get their hands on it.
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According to the wind-tunnel analysis, 2021 cars will lose just 10% downforce when following another.
Current cars lose as much as half of their downforce when in the wake of another.

Ground-effect aerodynamics is hoped to keep speeds high without producing turbulence, with further tweaks set to follow – particularly to front wing designs.


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Other Sports / Scott Speed Breaks Back in Rallycross
« Last post by cosworth151 on August 20, 2019, 07:41:19 PM »
Former F1 driver Scott Speed broke his back in three places as a result of a hard landing after a rallycross jump. He fractured three vertebrae, with the T6 damage being by far the most severe, in addition to some torn ligaments.

“My T6 was squished in half, and some pieces of the bone penetrated the spinal canal to a depth of about 6 millimeters -- which was not enough to damage the spinal cord.

“I’m the luckiest man alive,” Speed said from his hospital bed. “It has been the biggest emotional roller coaster of my life. The support has been overwhelming. I know when (IndyCar driver) Robert Wickens got hurt, he said how much the support helped. His injury turned out to be more serious than mine, but I know how it feels.”

Wickens crashed one year ago today at Pocono Raceway, suffering multiple serious injuries, including a fracture of the T6 vertebrae. He was among the first to reach out to Speed after his rallycross crash.

The doctors have determined that he doesn't require surgery at this time.

Get well soon, Scott!  :good:

https://autoweek.com/article/americas-rallycross/racer-scott-speed-breaks-back-crash-landing-im-luckiest-man-alive
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OK, I'm probably behind on the rules again, but I thought the FIA took random fuel samples for analysis to be sure the teams were using "pump gas". We'll have spec fuel before long.
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Pit Pass / Re: The Devil in the details
« Last post by cosworth151 on August 20, 2019, 06:41:27 PM »
It's amazing what a large effect small tweaks can have on aero. I think that's a big part of why many of us would like to see the cars be less dependent on it.

Maybe Adrian got the nose right on the first try.  ;)
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I think you may be right about Grosjean. I'm afraid it will come down to who's left without a ride but with a large bag o' swag.

I'd still love to see Josef Newgarden get a ride at Haas. He's a top rate drive (currently leads IndyCar). He can also deliver results at a seriously underfunded team, as he proved during his time at Sarah Fisher Racing.
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