Formula One Aerodynamics Challenge - Part 2: side pods, underfloor, fences and more

For other aero updates: - Part 1: - Part 3: Simulations: Original car: Aero Package 1: Aero Package 2: In this video, we present the second set of aero updates to the Voyager-AirShaper F1 car. The redesign has been based on: - Input from the talented people who contributed to the AirShaper Reddit channel - Input from AirShaper (supported by aerodynamic shape optimization) We've focused on a number of areas: SIDEPODS - Bring them forward - Add more curvature at the front / less curvature at the rear to avoid separation at the rear STRAKES - Bring the second fence to the top of the underfloor to reduce flow curvature - Reduce the exit angle of the inner fence - Make the first part of the fences curved and straighten them just before they bend outward, to aid vortex formation BIB The BIB has been made sharper, to reduce the pressure build up. REAR WING - Single instead of double support arm - Modification of the swan neck to reduce flow separation at the suction side OTHER - The mirrors have been mounted onto the sidepods, eliminating the lateral support beam - The profile of the Halo has been modified A MASSIVE THANKS TO ALL OF THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS AERO PACKAGE And a special thanks to the guys at Voyager for implementing all of the community suggestions Links General: /// F1 Challenge: Reddit: Contact: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The AirShaper videos cover the basics of aerodynamics (aerodynamic drag, drag & lift coefficients, boundary layer theory, flow separation, reynolds number...), simulation aspects (computational fluid dynamics, CFD meshing, ...) and aerodynamic testing (wind tunnel testing, flow visualization, ...). We then use those basics to explain the aerodynamics of (race) cars (aerodynamic efficiency of electric vehicles, aerodynamic drag, downforce, aero maps, formula one aerodynamics, ...), drones and airplanes (propellers, airfoils, electric aviation, eVTOLS, ...), motorcycles (wind buffeting, motogp aerodynamics, ...) and more! For more information, visit

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