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Mc Laren tries crown wheels at Jerez


Jerez , February testing


Mc Laren is the first team to copy and test at Jerez the Ferrari’s innovative  crown front wheel rims (https://formula1techandart.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/ferraris-innovative-front-wheel-rims/)  presented last year by F10 and retained for the 2011 contender  F150th . This rim design helps to extract hot air from the brakes in such a way to disturb less the air flowing around the outer wheel surface improving air quality towards the rear . The main difference between  Mc Laren’s approach and Ferrari’s one is the number of the concentric rims , a single for the MP4/26 but double for the F10 and F150th .

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  1. Spencer
    February 15, 2011 at 2:50 am

    i’m actually a little suprised that more teams haven’t tried it in testing yet, maybe the next test when they usually test the bulk of the aerodynamics

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