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    Looking at F1 test pics I found something "strange" on a RBR

    http://f1.imgci.com/PICTURES/CMS/12700/12754.jpg
    http://f1.imgci.com/PICTURES/CMS/12700/12732.jpg
    http://f1.imgci.com/PICTURES/CMS/12700/12740.jpg
    http://www.formula1.com/wi/597...2011/dcd1115no09.jpg


    I think it is a device to measure aerodynamic downforce but a friend of mine with some racing experience was not so sure.
    Lorenzo Pessa

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    Looking at F1 test pics I found something "strange" on a RBR

    http://f1.imgci.com/PICTURES/CMS/12700/12754.jpg
    http://f1.imgci.com/PICTURES/CMS/12700/12732.jpg
    http://f1.imgci.com/PICTURES/CMS/12700/12740.jpg
    http://www.formula1.com/wi/597...2011/dcd1115no09.jpg


    I think it is a device to measure aerodynamic downforce but a friend of mine with some racing experience was not so sure.
    Lorenzo Pessa

    D-Team UniPisa (alumni of E-Team - UniversitÓ di Pisa)
    FSG & FSAE-I 2009-2010

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    Looks like a good way to get some flex-wing testing to correlate to modeling maybe? They ran the same thing at the beginning of the year also. And to note they were the only team that did.

    I wouldn't be surprised if more teams will run something similar by the first test next season, especially seeing how hard of a time Ferrari was at trying out the flex-wing last couple of races...
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    McLaren tested a similar system in the winter tests 2011:

    http://img2.auto-motor-und-spo...-ee36e715-460864.jpg
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  5. #5
    Scarab's F1 blog has a pretty good writeup on how it might work:

    http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/

    Prashant Jayaraman

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