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2022-03-10 1:45:05 PM  
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And as I wrote that, this picture came up on Twitter:

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2022-03-10 1:43:34 PM  
4 votes:
Video that covers the porpoising from after the Barcelona test

Porpoising and more - all the early 2022 F1 Talking Points
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Apparently, porpoising hasn't been solved as the Mercs were dealing with it all day

Other news:

- Haas goes with KMag for the 2nd car!?
- They also had a freight issue that caused them to miss the morning half of today's testing. The FIA has allowed them extra time at the end of the scheduled running over the next couple of days to make up for the lost time, as it was out of their control
- Mazespin was added to the sanctions list by the EU, so even if he had been retained; he would've been banned from racing a large percentage of the races.
 
2022-03-10 12:59:47 PM  
2 votes:

edmo: So as to more efficiently travel in the parade line lap after lap?


These cars have more ground effect and less traditional aero, which is designed to reduce the dirty air that makes passing harder.

But I've read stuff from testing that it may not be working fully as intended. There's a problem I've seen mentioned called porpoising.

Guess we'll need to wait for the first race to see how it works out.
 
2022-03-10 1:28:24 PM  
1 vote:

iron de havilland: edmo: So as to more efficiently travel in the parade line lap after lap?

These cars have more ground effect and less traditional aero, which is designed to reduce the dirty air that makes passing harder.

But I've read stuff from testing that it may not be working fully as intended. There's a problem I've seen mentioned called porpoising.

Guess we'll need to wait for the first race to see how it works out.


I think they have fixed that between the last test and this one
 
2022-03-10 2:02:22 PM  
1 vote:

iron de havilland: edmo: So as to more efficiently travel in the parade line lap after lap?

These cars have more ground effect and less traditional aero, which is designed to reduce the dirty air that makes passing harder.

But I've read stuff from testing that it may not be working fully as intended. There's a problem I've seen mentioned called porpoising.

Guess we'll need to wait for the first race to see how it works out.


Porpoising seems to be a setup issue, teams are just testing the exact limit of what they can get away with. FP1 each race will probably see a bit of that while teams get dialed in, then it will be gone by qualifying.

Except for McLaren who haven't had it at all, meaning they've either hit something genius, or went too conservative.
 
2022-03-11 4:32:37 AM  
1 vote:
My guess is Mercedes are playing a classic F1 tactic: put something blatantly not allowed onto the car in pre season so everyone concentrates on complaining about it, while the actual "letter of the rules not the spirit of them" change is going unnoticed.

Ross Braun should see right through that though, he was the master of it. (Although that wasn't the case for the double defuser, for that he went straight to the fia and said 'we've found this thing that the rules allow but it makes a crazy difference, can we run it?' And the fia said yes cause they didn't believe the gains he was describing were possible.)
 
2022-03-11 7:52:58 AM  
1 vote:
Horner's already biatching about Merc not following the "spirit" of the rules.

Rules is rules. If it follows the rules it's good, spirits be damned.
 
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