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    Don't think so, cars are pretty fast and safe. New car homologations will be allowed in 2020, but regulations are expected to be stable for some more years.

    F1 is another (sometimes crazy) world

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    Have the rally cars reached the same issue as in F1, where the aerodynamics are getting to advanced, and cornering speed too high? In F1 it makes overtaking hard, and in rally it moves us towards safety issues for the drivers. F1 will make changes, will rally?
    Since the first videos of ‘17 WRC cars testing we got to know they were incredibly fast and last season has proved they were the right choice for the series; their ‘wow factor’ is helping WRC to recover the interest of old fans and attract new ones.

    Safety concerns will always exist and current cars aren’t necessarily more dangerous than the previous ones, having in mind their safety devices improved design. Besides, at any time the FIA can easily make them a bit slower, taking off some power and torque via a smaller engine restrictor.

    Anyway, it seems premature to be asking for major tech changes as we’re just on the second year of an initial 3 years cycle; it’d be great for the series to keep current regs till 2022, the end of the second cycle. Regs stability is vital to attract more manus and these cars simply rocks!
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    This is nearly same accident from 2009 with a gr.N car with roughly 120 Hp less than the WRC (equipped with Prodrive T45 rollcage). Was it less dangerous? I don't think so.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    This is nearly same accident from 2009 with a gr.N car with roughly 120 Hp less than the WRC (equipped with Prodrive T45 rollcage). Was it less dangerous? I don't think so.



    More photos: https://www.ewrc.cz/clanek/10970/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCst6qw_Nq0

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    Who are the firms delivering dampers and springs to which WRCars and R5s these days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    Who are the firms delivering dampers and springs to which WRCars and R5s these days?
    AFAIK

    R5

    Skoda Sachs/Eibach
    Citroen Reiger/Eibach
    Ford Reiger/Eibach
    Hyundai Extreme suspension/Eibach
    Peugeot/DS3 Íhlins/Eibach
    VW Sachs/Eibach

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    Hyundai Extreme suspension/Eibach
    Ford Reiger/Sachs Eibach
    Citroen Íhlins/In house Eibach
    Toyota BOS/H&R

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    "When you have no hydraulics you have no center diff." -JML 2018

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    See how wheels impact on the aerodynamics of WRC cars and the solutions teams implement to minimize such impact, in our new post

    https://wrcwings.wordpress.com/2018/...-of-a-wrc-car/

    Hope you enjoy it!
    WRCWings - Aerodynamics of WRC

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