Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Ground effect return to be called off
Formula 1 teams are set to rubber-stamp a move to abandon the return of full-spec ground effect on grand prix cars from 2013 at a meeting later this week. As part of a major overhaul of regulations that are coming in place for two years' time, F1 teams had been considering a return to ground effect floor aerodynamics on - which would in theory have helped improve the ability of cars to race closer to each other on track. However, following more detailed analysis of the implementation of the ground effect design, teams now feel that the move is too radical if they are going to achieve targets for downforce and drag that have been laid down by the FIA.