MERCEDES MIR­RORS

Autosport (UK) - - PIT + PADDOCK - GARY AN­DER­SON

This shows both the ex­per­i­ment the FIA did on Fri­day with

Mercedes to eval­u­ate pos­si­ble mir­ror po­si­tions next year (hence the dou­ble mir­ror), and also the way the team has mounted its mir­rors.

Mounts un­der­neath the mir­ror area are al­lowed, mean­ing that it’s OK to use dou­ble mounts as turn­ing vanes, and some teams, in­clud­ing Mercedes, have been putting ex­tra ef­fort into de­vel­op­ing this area dur­ing 2018.

Any­thing that can be done here to turn the air­flow around and into the ‘Coke bot­tle’ area will re­duce the neg­a­tive lift cre­ated as the air­flow is ac­cel­er­ated over the top of the side­pods.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.