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      02-22-2024, 02:51 AM   #45
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If it's the vertical ones, it might just be that the sidepods are pretty much empty and that the shape of the sidepod and the airflow inside mainly have an aerodynamic function, and a zeropod design can be really easily made (so the packeaging of the engine/gearbox/cooling is already fit for that.
Of course if the cooling is more to the center of the car instead of inside the sidepods, that increases agility as less mass is off axis.
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When I first saw the images of the car the vertical slots remind me of a boundary layer splitter plate seen on supersonic jet fighters like the F-4 Phantom II, F-14 Tomcat and F-15 Eagle. Obviously the car is not intended to drive at supersonic speeds but the aerodynamic problems may well be similar - slow, turbulent air close to the body causing vortexes in faster moving air and consequentially, increased unwanted drag. My guess coming from an aviation context is that that slot vents the air underneath the car in a low pressure area to help smooth the airflow over the sides of the chassis or alternatively they could pass the air over the radiators to create a net thrust via the Meredith Effect to accelerate the airflow further back.

Had to look that up ... thank you
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It's Checo's turn today and as I expected he's hardly lit the fuse so far, behind Sargeant but then there's a red flag caused by Charlie damaging his car and LEW also with the mornings session being called off because of a faulty drain cover.
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Can't wait for the season to start and Red Bull to dominate again...or shall I say...Max Verstappen to dominate again!

Do you think he would be as dominant in a Williams or Haas?
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Checo's had a brake fire and maybe a power issue also so is currently third with the lights coming on in the desert track but he's done 100 laps at least.
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Do you think he would be as dominant in a Williams or Haas?
I personally think he is a great driver and only getting better but it also doesn't hurt when the Red Bull engineers are unbelievable at what they do!
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Sainz got the quickest time today
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Sainz got the quickest time today
Small victories, I'll take it
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Checo's had a brake fire and maybe a power issue also so is currently third with the lights coming on in the desert track but he's done 100 laps at least.
Yeah . Too bad for Checo !
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Sainz got the quickest time today
Let's keep in mind : Ferrari ran today with softs

With softs at this track you can run 1.5/2 sec. faster (and in a light car)! Easely !

On the other hand : It nice to follow the lap times , but actually It's just meaningless because this is still the 3 test days .

Can't wait to see the real stuff !
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Let's keep in mind : Ferrari ran today with softs

With softs at this track you can run 1.5/2 sec. faster (and in a light car)! Easely !

On the other hand : It nice to follow the lap times , but actually It's just meaningless because this is still the 3 test days .

Can't wait to see the real stuff !
That's right I saw it on the live leaderboard, SAI was the only one on them, the red softs marker stood well out
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Yeah . Too bad for Checo !
At least he moved up to second but no matter MAX should be back tomorrow for this limited testing work out.
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Small victories, I'll take it
This season Ferrari will be fast , faster than last year and closer to MAX.

The car will be good . As we know , things can go wrong very quickly in the 'Italian clowns circus.
And that will never change . Too bad !

Plan B ! I repait...I said we go with plan B !
Wait ! We come back to you ...
Charlie : What ?!?! Nooooooooooooooo.....!!!

Ohhh man what a mess !
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Yeah . Too bad for Checo !
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AKA Schleprock
Chas won't be unlucky forever
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At least he moved up to second but no matter MAX should be back tomorrow for this limited testing work out.
As you can see !
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I don't think this looks like a conspiracy theory .But the possibility is definitely there !



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I don't think this looks like a conspiracy theory .But the possibility is definitely there !

Could be, I like Carlo he could be the man.
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Could be, I like Carlo he could be the man.
And Checo spoke with Wolff in Bahrain..

A F1 seat dance is going on !
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And Checo spoke with Wolff in Bahrain..

A F1 seat dance is going on !
Checo's not hanging around himself, he senses the axe may be waiting.
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Checo's not hanging around himself, he senses the axe may be waiting.
Yeah . As I said : After 5 races Checo will get an evaluation .
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I don't think this looks like a conspiracy theory .But the possibility is definitely there !



Likely, Carlos Sainz Sr. didn't pay Horner, Marko and Newey a visit to chat about his successful rally career.

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Unlucky Checo has run over a drain cover and the GE force lifted the cover possibly damaging the floor causing a red flag. Charlies car needed a new floor when he did the same yesterday.
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