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Old 15 Feb 2019, 06:35 (Ref:3884308)   #46
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The C-pillar angle is more important than the A-pillar angle for reducing the size of the wake, and therefore the drag.

Something like a VW Golf with a upright C-pillar has a drag coefficient of 0.31 whereas the VW Jetta sedan with a sloped C-pillar has a drag coefficient of 0.28. The even more sloped C-pillar of a Toyota Prius allows Toyota to get the drag coefficient down to 0.25.
OK, I would have thought that both the A and C pillar would have effect.
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Old 15 Feb 2019, 06:39 (Ref:3884309)   #47
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So the minimum weight has been reduced by 10 kg in 2019 for no reason (and not because everyone now has the advantage of lightweight bodywork packages and thus no need for anyone to run ballast)?
Ford started last year with steel bonnets, hence the regulation requirement. Note that ALL cars had the same minimum weight regardless.

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So Nissan and Ford teams immediately manufactured carbon fibre roofs and bonnets for the next round after the Adelaide 500 for no reason?
And what difference did it make? Nary a whit. It was just excuses.
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Old 15 Feb 2019, 07:07 (Ref:3884315)   #48
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Interestingly the fastest lap was about 1.5sec slower than the practice lap record but I guess that will diminish with development.
More encouragingly only 1.504 sec difference between fastest and 24th.
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Old 15 Feb 2019, 08:14 (Ref:3884327)   #49
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Interestingly the fastest lap was about 1.5sec slower than the practice lap record but I guess that will diminish with development.
More encouragingly only 1.504 sec difference between fastest and 24th.
Yeah, and Mixer is having a big whinge about a test day.
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Old 15 Feb 2019, 11:10 (Ref:3884359)   #50
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So the minimum weight has been reduced by 10 kg in 2019 for no reason (and not because everyone now has the advantage of lightweight bodywork packages and thus no need for anyone to run ballast)?
Minimum weight has been dropped because the new transaxle is lighter. Plus some savings with the composite panels.
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Old 15 Feb 2019, 11:53 (Ref:3884372)   #51
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Look at the difference in profiles..

The Mustang doesn't look too bad per se; It's like a cross between Moff's 69 Mustang, and a slant-nose 911; which Moff coincidentally drove back in 1980:




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Old 16 Feb 2019, 09:52 (Ref:3884574)   #52
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Sometimes the pre season test day means something as a pointer to the season ahead. Remember when BJR topped the pre season test day when COTF came in and went on to be very strong early in the season. Who knows if the seemingly meaningless test this year will be a pointer to 2019?
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Old 17 Feb 2019, 04:23 (Ref:3884718)   #53
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Old 17 Feb 2019, 04:30 (Ref:3884719)   #54
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WOW!
Good grief!
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Old 17 Feb 2019, 08:09 (Ref:3884748)   #55
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WOW!
Good wow or bad wow?

Is there a suggestion it looks dissimilar to this!?


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Old 17 Feb 2019, 08:44 (Ref:3884752)   #56
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I don't think the '19 Mustang looks as nice as the prior model, but there's no doubt in the interests of aero performance they have deliberately "compromised" and departed from the look of the base car front and rear, and it shows.
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Old 17 Feb 2019, 08:58 (Ref:3884754)   #57
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Backagain has a lot of promise if they can keep it on the circuit!
Jim Richards may have been consulted on the design.
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There are some angles and liveries that I think the Mustang looks okay, others when it looks like a Funny Car, and others where it looks plain wrong. But I guess if it wins races and championships, it could look like The Homer for all Ford and Penske care.
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WOW!
The stang windscreen looks narrower to me in that shot.
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