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SO much going on here. Shaver blades at the front, the needle nose, then slats and shelves and cubbies and barge boards and blades sticking off every which way...

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I think they should throw away all that aero cr*p and let the cars move around instead of gluing them to the pavement. That way we could really see the input from the driver as he maneuvers the car in a much more visible manner. Much more fun to see. As it is now, they always look like they are mounted on rails. Boring.

Plus, we could again end up seeing beautiful cars such as something akin to the Gurney Eagle (while still using the increased safety of the modern body of course).

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Agree. When they make me king of the universe, just for the heck of it I might ban CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics); the technique used to simulate and measure airflow over every little part of the race car, resulting in the wings, spoilers, slits, slots, barge boards, etc.

Of course, even Gurney used aerodynamic advantages. Google the Eagle BLAT Indy car and it's subsequent banning from competition.

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I think they should throw away all that aero cr*p and let the cars move around instead of gluing them to the pavement. That way we could really see the input from the driver as he maneuvers the car in a much more visible manner. Much more fun to see. As it is now, they always look like they are mounted on rails. Boring.

Plus, we could again end up seeing beautiful cars such as something akin to the Gurney Eagle (while still using the increased safety of the modern body of course).
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Agree. When they make me king of the universe, just for the heck of it I might ban CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics); the technique used to simulate and measure airflow over every little part of the race car, resulting in the wings, spoilers, slits, slots, barge boards, etc.

Of course, even Gurney used aerodynamic advantages. Google the Eagle BLAT Indy car and it's subsequent banning from competition.
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I think they should throw away all that aero cr*p and let the cars move around instead of gluing them to the pavement. That way we could really see the input from the driver as he maneuvers the car in a much more visible manner. Much more fun to see. As it is now, they always look like they are mounted on rails. Boring.

Plus, we could again end up seeing beautiful cars such as something akin to the Gurney Eagle (while still using the increased safety of the modern body of course).
But they would be slow.

Just like sports car manufacturers do not have the balls to make a car that is less powerful and slower than their competitor, even if it is the greatest car ever designed, F1 will never permit themselves to be schooled by Indy and Sportscars
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But they would be slow.

Just like sports car manufacturers do not have the balls to make a car that is less powerful and slower than their competitor, even if it is the greatest car ever designed, F1 will never permit themselves to be schooled by Indy and Sportscars
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ps: The greatest disappointment with modern cars is this hp chase. If we concentrated on making great drivers cars, instead of worrying about the length of the manufacturer's penis, the % of car enthusiasts would still be high ... but Alfa Romeo with the 4c is the only example I can think of where any manufacturer made the right car, but even Alfa then got insecure and made the Guilia Quad ...
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"But they would be slow"

But the drivers are racing against each other, not any other group. That's what I want to see.

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Some of the best racing I've ever seen has been in the "slow" classes in SCCA - Formula Vee forever has given us great racing. Same with Spec Miata and Spec Racer. They may be slow, but the cars are very close in potential, so the difference is the driver. Close racing is the best. Cars don't need 1000 hp and 200+ mph to be exciting. In fact, a string of cars all following each other is boring no matter how fast they are going.

Fast cars, slow cars, I don't care - give me competition.

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