10th September 2019, 20:44
Well in Turkey it shouldn't matter much except on that one stage. But come GB and especially Spain it should matter. Suddenly Fiesta comes up as clear favourite for Spain, but we don't know how much they had to change their wing.
11th September 2019, 04:58
Bit it's not going to make Toyota so much slower than the others, it can't be the only thing that was making them faster than the others so far. Nothing too dramatic will change, I suppose.
11th September 2019, 06:43
Maybe, maybe not so much.
Originally Posted by er88
You would think that an item that aids aerodynamics more like a windscreen would make more difference, but both Meeke and Latvala have proved in the past not so much!
11th September 2019, 07:11
I'm not an expert in aerodynamics, but I would guess the windscreen affects more the top speed and acceleration, whereas the rear wing affects cornering speed, and I think the latter is more important in rallying.
11th September 2019, 07:38
Possibly, but wing surely has to be more of an effect in high speed cornering rather than low speed, where lack of screen will also be a factor.
Originally Posted by AnttiL
It would be like running with a plastic bag held behind you, you can see the effect wind has on the carrier bag causing drag, would be the same as a car with no windscreen.
11th September 2019, 07:53
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11th September 2019, 07:58
For sure the roughest stage of the rally, but only parts of it are like that.
11th September 2019, 08:45
Cake isn't nice equipment for recce ))
11th September 2019, 08:49
I keep seeing the gear shift as a beer bottle with a red cap. Maybe I just need a beer.
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11th September 2019, 09:29
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