Originally Posted by V12
Really? I think higher downforce means higher drag. You donīt want this on a larger track.
Regarding the Flap wing youīre right. But Hara usually runs a Xenon wing, not the Yokomo wing like others. Moore does the same.
True, higher downforce higher drag. BUT if you remove the downforce or stablness, you get a more "unsettled" handling charicteristic with more turn-in, more suited to small, tight tracks. The type-B probably doesn't generate more downforce then, it might just have had a slight remodelling for the roof and bonnet to make it less aggressive. the difference in handling is noticeable.
In fact neither Hara, Surikarn or Moore were using xenons or gw31 wings at the TITC, they both appear to have run what I think is the Yokomo curved wing, judging by the one in front of me. It is very sloped, curved as the name suggests and has a small, squarish lump, providing less downforce than the gw31 straight. Can be seen in this pic:http://apartmentinbkk.com/photos/?al...l&img=P1020387
This pic shows all 3 HB cars at the IIC, 'Karn and Andy with xenon type-As, Hara with a gw31. Has anyone found any handling differences between these 2?