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Post some beautiful aerodynamic designs

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Kennett Ylitalo, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. A counter thread :cool:

    Post some beautiful aerodynamic designs. We are looking for packages that not just looked good but proved to be working solution. I'll start by setting an example how F1 car at it's finest can look like.

    The layout of this car is so simple and clean, there is nothing to take off or to add. The kind of car that defined me what Formula 1 car is.
  2. These 2 come to mind...

    Lotus 49
    Ferrari 126 C2

    Of course there are others but yeah :)
  3. RB7


    And in my opinion the most beautiful F1 car ever designed. The last of the V12 powered monsters.
    The sound beats everything i´ve ever heard as well.
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  4. Sick picture!

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  5. That Ferrari is just so beautiful..

    EDIT: Digged up more photos and wiki-link, the machine deserves, no, demands it.
    EDIT: Didn't know there was two versions of 412T, low nose and the better looking higher nose.. It all started there.. Changed the middle picture to a correct model.
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  6. Not bad either, just had to post it since it got posted to the opposite thread.. It looked dated but the lack of sponsors and the sheer awesomeness of the car make it fit here perfectly.​

    EDIT: added some pictures
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  7. Ahhh....that Brawn was so clean and crisp, loved it.
  8. A footnote to Brawn, this is what the car looked last season. I put this mainly because the way that sharp front flows to frontwing is a work of art. the bumb that follows in the chassis gives some clues to the ridiculous 2012 Caterham. Keeping in mind that they added aircanals to that shape, so that fronthole air was channeled back to frontwings: To stall the wing, like an F-Duct but since it was stationary design and driver couldn't control it, it was legal.. And it activated only after some airspeed had been aquired, that's some awesome fluid dynamics there..I think this idea is still legal, it's pure aerodynamic design...

  9. Yup it works by pressure so 100% legal. Brilliant piece of engineering i have to say.
  10. Just had to post a picture of the diffuser of the 412T :) Sooo good looking!!


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  11. And i think that Ferrari was the first to use open nose. For cooling purposes if i remember correctly.
  12. Had no idea about that, thanks!
    By open nose i assume you mean the small vent at the front of the nose cone?

    RBR did not have it, theirs was positioned under the nosecone :) Newey... ;)
  13. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Why did Brawn test with grooved tyres? :confused:
  14. They look like wets to me.

  15. I don't think so - wet tyres are supposed to move the water away, that's why they have diagonal grooves.
    Parallel grooves make sense only on dry tyres.
  16. They are wets. They are just moving at such a high speed that the camera's shutter couldn't catch the movement of the horizontal grooves.
  17. If you look closely you can actually see the horizontal treads but it´s very blurry.

    Here´s an image of the actual tire,

    I´ll see if i can find a higher res image to compare with the Pirelli tire.

    In the meantime here´s a good pic of the Pirelli Full Wets.

    Slightly bigger image,
  18. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member


    Oops, sorry just read this:
    In theory it all worked on the Tyrrell. Does that count too?
  19. Lol, if you honestly find that beautiful then it's in the right thread.. Personally, not pretty..