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18 Sep 2014

Sauber made their last large upgrades at Barcelona, one of which was a change in front wing philosophy that saw the team introduce a new cascade element and a outboard endplate canard.  For the high downforce street circuit of Singapore we see that the team will once again make a change in this area (See image below, inset shows the older configuration).
The team have lengthened the canard which will change the way in which the vortex it sheds is formed but also how that affects the surrounding airflow.  This should have a marked effect on the flow around and over the front tyre, with the canard creating a pressure gradient on the outside of the endplate that encourages flow from both the cascade to flow upward and also pull the airflow through the rearward endplate slot. Of course this has a downstream effect, changing the front tyres wake and the impact this has on the floor.



Whilst I'm trying to keep atop of the blog you may have noticed of late that there is less content appearing. For those of you that haven't realised, most of my work has now been moved over to where I'm working with Giorgio Piola.

As some of you may have found out already I'm also working with the Missed Apex crew on their podcast from time-to-time, either doing race reviews or dedicated 'Tech Time' shows.

I've embedded the latest version of the podcast below and will update this a frequently as I appear. However, please head over to Itunes if you want it to appear in your player when episodes are available. The show is great to work on and has a great lineup of 'regulars' but has also enticed some bigger names recently too, with Will Buxton and Bradley Philpot on shows during the summer break.

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