Endurance Chat
Endurance Chat S4E21 - Sportscars Explained: Aerodynamics

Endurance Chat S4E21 - Sportscars Explained: Aerodynamics

August 22, 2019

In this episode, Michael Zalavari (Floodman11) and Oliver Trewavas (Trewavasaurus) delve into the role of Aerodynamics in sportscars, and explain in-depth how each body part of an ACO Prototype is designed to perform at the limits of aero efficiency! This is a bit of an experiment for us so please leave a comment offering some feedback!

Timestamps;

  • 0:01 Our experience and expertise
  • 0:05 What is aerodynamics?
  • 0:13 What do we need to consider?
  • 0:19 Aero-generating components
  • 0:20 The frontal area, and the Splitter
  • 0:37 Big Honking Holes, pressure venting, and redirecting
  • 0:52 Directing air to cool the car
  • 1:04 The role of the Shark Fin
  • 1:12 The Rear Wing
  • 1:23 The Underfloor, Rear Diffuser, and Ground Effect
  • 1:32 Aero wash and Turbulence
  • 1:36 Comparing and contrasting different aero for different tracks
  • 1:46 Final thoughts and comments!
Endurance Chat S4E20 - Previewing the 2019/2020 WEC season PLUS 20/21 regulations!

Endurance Chat S4E20 - Previewing the 2019/2020 WEC season PLUS 20/21 regulations!

August 20, 2019

In this episode, Floodman11 is joined by CookieMonsterFL and SolHiemis to chat WEC Season 8, the new and returning entries, the balance of driver talent PLUS a look into the 2020/2021 regulations and discussions on the philosophy of sportscar racing!

Timestamps;

  • 0:01 Season 8 Calendar changes
  • 0:08 Entry list - P1
  • 0:18 Breaking down the changes to EoT
  • 0:24 P2 - incredible talent in both Pro and Am
  • 0:44 GTE-Pro - a lean line up?
  • 0:54 GTE-Am - 11(!) cars in an all out melee
  • 1:16 Pro vs Am - is the balance right?
  • 1:20 2020/2021 regs - initial thoughts
  • 1:25 what is the goal of the P1 class?
  • 1:44 Balance of Performance in a top class
  • 1:50 Confirmed entries, interested parties, and looking towards 2021
  • 1:56 Final thoughts and comments!