Originally Posted by BlueBird-sr
Is wing deformation really a bad thing though? Do you really want all that downforce and drag of a stable wing at high speeds?
Thats a valid point, do you really need all that downforce? I wish I had more time to do my experiment. I only got to conduct about 20% of all the things I wanted to test. I wanted to test ground effect (thats why the car is elevated from the bottom of the tunnel to minimize boundary layer effect), the effect of the distance of the wing from the back of the car, front end downforce...etc.
I can see at a very high speed/high bank oval like the Major Taylor in Indiana that you wouldnt need so much downforce. The banking helps keep your car stick. But, I was able to show that you at least need a spoiler because just the body itself will create lift.
Its not the fact that you would be creating so much downforce, its the fact that you would be making the downforce much more efficiently (create the same downforce with less drag). The most efficient way to create downforce is with ground effect, but I wasnt able to test that