27.8.10

F1 project update


Still in the refinement stage, this is 1 of 4 different design directions that I'm choosing from.
The main emphasis for all of them is aerodynamics and I moved both the driver's position and the engine forward a few inches and the ballast rearward where the engine used to be. Placing more of the car's mass in the front improves the aerodynamics by reducing drag and rear turbulence by giving the car a teardrop shaped footprint.

3 comments:

Jonathan Russell said...

the thing about f1 cars is that aerodynamics mostly matter in the form of downforce... you make this thing slipery and sleek and it will just slip right off the track

Timothy Mann said...

Which brings me to my next point of emphasis: adjustable aerodynamics. Current F1 cars have to compromise between being fast in the corners and being fast on the straights. What if you could have your cake and eat it too? (Right now there are rules limiting the use of adjustable aero, but there also have been major changes in the rules over the past few years, so there's no way to tell what the future regulations will be.)

Borka Schwarzer said...

I like new proportions and the styling. Not sure were is the intake for the engine. Also isn't dangerous to move driver so much forward?