Walruses just aren’t meant to drive 200 MPH.

(Juan Pablo Montoya on Williams-BMW, United States GP 2004, by Rick Dikeman Fron English Wikipedia)

The (McLaren F1) team began the season with a radical nose-cone design, known as the “Walrus-Nose”, that proved uncompetitive and was replaced by a more conventional assembly in the second half of the year. (from full Williams F1 article @ wikipedia)

This post is thanks to news today that Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited (WilliamsF1) is redeveloping the “Walrus nose” design for their formula 1 racecars  to generate more downforce, especially in urban settings and better absorb the turbulence associated with the high speeds of Formula 1 racing.

Didn’t expect to post about THAT today!

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