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Old 02-12-2013, 01:36 PM   #163
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Originally Posted by Fajita Dave View Post
It looks like Lotus and Force India put an upside airfoil (flat on top, rounded underneath) into the nose cone to help with downforce. Oddly enough the RedBull nose cone is an airfoil that would lift the nose off the ground . I'm not really sure how all of that works since the air never really "reconnects" like it would at the trailing edge of an airplane wing.
the theory on the pelican nose:

The Pelican nose is used to alter the flow characteristics under the nose when combining with the turning vanes the two condition the airflow to the Sidepods and Bargeboards more effectively.
who knows if it works....
I guess it'd be a safe bet to say "if Newey isn't doing it then it can't be good".. but that would be like quitting before the race
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