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Williams FW33 – Evaluating aero efficiency at Jerez


Williams used a full set of pitot tubes arranged  in two parallel lines connected to the chasssis front side just in front of the sidepods inlets to gather valuable data about wing pressure and air speed . The top line is to give data about airflow passing over the tyre profile and towards the sidepod roof and the bottom to examine air turbulence and blockage caused by the tyre itself and air flowing through the inner and outer surface of the tyre and how it affects car cooling .

Pitot tubes are not new in Formula 1 and are a useful instrument to help team  evaluate real track aero efficiency and compare it to wind tunnel data .

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  1. Peter
    February 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Informative, waiting for more articles about science around F1 car.

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