not much to tell, I am not the aero guy, that's Simon McBeath
The history is this, the car belongs to Jamie Willson, he ran it in TA first in 2010 then 2012.
last year he added a *HUGE* rear wing to it, (along with a shed load of other stuff) and whilst it worked great (and he won the Club-Pro championship), it pushed the car into high-speed understeer.
After a lot of thought/conversations/etc. Simon came up with a list of stuff to look at, including a front wing, Jamie then fabricated all this stuff and got it ready for test, we then got 3 hours time in MIRA's full size wind-tunnel to test out this stuff (nothing like enough, but beggars can't be choosers!)
can't say much about this yet, as it was done off the back of some work for Racecar Engineering Magazine, and till it's fully published, we are not at liberty to publish anything about it.
Anyway, much as I hate the look of it, it does work, but not in the way most people would think, however, it had moved the aero balance forward significantly (along with a load of other stuff).
not really had the chance to fully test it out at the track yet, as we are suffering a lot of niggles with the car (teething stuff from other work done for this year), but what I can tell you is that we have not really scratched the surface of the cars ultimate pace yet, and the aero package is very significant, to the point we are having to change the cars suspension setup to account for it (a lot more than we though we would).
if you want to real up on the car, Jamie has a website here:
about it, and a facebook page here:
My part in all of this apart from being the test-pilot is I am the engineer behind most of the cars mechanical build, from the suspension and powertrain package though to the electronics.
Anyway, I think that's enough trumpet blowing for now! (feel free to ask anything)