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Sauber C31, 2012
Sean Newman 6th February 2012, 11:26
cooker 6th February 2012, 15:00
whats with the bump at the front, I’ve noticed the majority of the new f1 cars that have been released have them except for mclaren…
Nick.UK (@) 6th February 2012, 16:12
It is due to new technical regulations that state that the height of the nose must reduce by a certain point on the car. The reason for the immediate step down is that the teams want to preseve open space under the car so the maximum amount of air can flow under the car; presumable so it can go to the diffuser.
The regulations were changed because there were concerns the nose of the car could intrude into the cockpit during a side on collision and potentially hit a driver’s head rather than the safety cell of the car; therefore being very dangerous.
This is about as simple as it can be explained. If anyone thinks this is incorrect feel free to correct me :)
smudgersmith1 (@smudgersmith1) 6th February 2012, 19:56
Im the same as the last guy, cant understand how mcLaren have gone in such a different direction ??
Rob Wilson (@rob-wilson) 6th February 2012, 21:21
Am i the only one that thinks that it looks brilliant from this angle! Looks so aggressive and just generally BEAST!
cjpdk (@cjpdk) 7th February 2012, 21:04
I think the black helps mask the ridge
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