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F10 – Diffuser revision for Bahrain


             The side winglets ( in orange color ) were abolished for Bahrain proving that a less complicated configuration is sometimes more efficient  . Why that ?  CFD and aero tunnel data may differ from track data meaning that the team have to revise the optimum in theory configuration to a more suitable one for track . The reasons may be a problematic  tunnel calibration or because various minor  track data factors not possible to be examined in detail ( some factors are tyre pressure , g-forces , mass transfer , suspension behavior , pitch sensitivity , air density and temperature etc  )   are able in total to shift by a little the car behavior on track    .



            Another possible reason that could explain the loss of those winglets may well be the revisions to the floor side fences and sidepod panels that took place at last winter test at Barcelona .

F10 floor and sidepod panels revisions at Bahrain    = > https://formula1techandart.wordpress.com/2010/09/18/f10-floor-and-sidepod-panels-revisions-at-bahrain/

  1. FerrariSCNicholas
    October 6, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Wow , so many factors to examine ? I wish not to be a F1 mechanic !

  2. Kntimp589
    October 23, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I wish to be ….. but i lack the education and experience needed 😦 . Back to the point now , it is unusual to see F1 teams reject parts in favor of simpler designs . I only get used to see more and more complex cars with new additional parts on the car all the time .

  3. December 21, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Apreciate the info, many thanks!

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