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  1. mercedesbenze55amg

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    #1 mercedesbenze55amg, Feb 14, 2009
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    Im a noob to F1 but anyone know why the cove the wheels like this [​IMG] wouldnt they want it exposed to help cool the brakes?
     
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  3. AlexO91

    AlexO91 F1 Rookie

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    They're there for aerodynamic purposes.
     
  4. 1_can_dream

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    Not according to the engineers ;)
     
  5. AlexO91

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    So what possibley can they be for then? If the engineers say they're not for aerodynamic purposes.... then what do they say they are for?
     
  6. Remy Zero

    Remy Zero Two Time F1 World Champ

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    They say it;s for brake cooling, but i think they're actually there to help aid the air around the wheels, hence the aero excuse.

    But i think FIA should ban it all together, as i missed the days of glowing brakes...
     
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  8. Veedub00

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    I thought it was for better brake cooling. The boundary layer it better to draw out hot air from the brakes? Also I would suspect an aerodynamic improvement as well as the air could be smoother around the tire and after the tire.
     
  9. 62 250 GTO

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    I think most of the brake cooling comes from the from ducts.
     
  10. ms.gto

    ms.gto Formula Junior

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    Yes and yes, they are an aero aid and for brake tempreture. They smooth air flow across the wheel and once brake temp is up to working temp they "vent" air drawn in via the Ducts. I possess one BBS Porsche 962 wheel cover from LeMans
    Remy I miss glowing discs too, sparks and exhaust flames as well
    ...a...
     
  11. Far Out

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    Wheel nuts. Seriously.
     
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  13. AlexO91

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    I'm not quite sure how to take that.
     
  14. Far Out

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    The wheel covers are officially wheel nuts.
     
  15. AlexO91

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    Fair enough.
     

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