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Formula E cars looking more cartoony this year

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While certainly Speed Racer in appearance, if my memory serves me correctly it does seem that they have incorporated CFD research F1 did years ago (like a decade) to improve the dirty air off of the rear wing.  Not having the full width wing created a pocket for the following car.  Sometimes breaking the mold can produce something great...or at least maybe better.  Time will tell.

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2 minutes ago, JC_CRapshoot said:

While certainly Speed Racer in appearance, if my memory serves me correctly it does seem that they have incorporated CFD research F1 did years ago (like a decade) to improve the dirty air off of the rear wing.  Not having the full width wing created a pocket for the following car.  Sometimes breaking the mold can produce something great...or at least maybe better.  Time will tell.

Found it.
https://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~franklin/polycluster/rperry.html

 

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In the previous generation of FE the wings were mostly decorative.   Cars would lose their front/rear wing and maybe lose a second or so a lap. 

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