Does anyone have a good explanation of the aero reasoning behind raised noses on Formula F cars ?
I think I understand the potentially lower drag on the front portion of the nose but this would seem to me to be offset by the higher induced drag when the airflow has to be abruptly split and sent outboard around the lower front bulkhead area just aft of the rear of the nose.
On F1 cars it's obvious that the reason for the raised nose is to allow clean air to reach the underbody and that is so far aft because of the required location of the Center of Pressure.
But on Formula Fords, or F's, this is not a consideration since they have no appreciable underbody contributions to downforce.
If anyone knows the answer to this, or has some data on it, I would appreciate hearing it. Thanks