Did Ferrari’s front wing test matter

The 2019 Formula One season will see some rule changes and, as part of this, Ferrari is adapting its front wing specification to fall in line with these new regulations. In this article we take a look at whether this will have any impact.

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Put simply, the new regulations encourage closer racing between cars – heightening the excitement for spectators at the Monaco F1 Paddock Club, as well as others around the world. Ferrari’s testing hoped to develop a keener aerodynamic formula but in reality, 2019 front wings will be wider and deeper, thereby managing tyre airflow in an entirely different manner.

Simplification

The test was run at an Abu Dhabi pre-2019 free practice session on Kimi Raikkonen’s car, removing parts of the wing on the mainplane as well as adapting its endplates. Its aim was to assess the pressure distributions behind each of the … Read the rest

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What is a black diamond?

When most people think of diamonds, they think of glittering clear stones cut to reflect and refract as much light as possible; however, as the demand for unconventional and distinctive engagement rings has grown, so has the popularity of diamonds in different colours.

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Range of sources

Some people wonder whether there is such a thing as a black diamond, but it definitely exists. It can come from different sources; therefore, if you were looking to buy one, you would want to know the difference between a natural black diamond, a black diamond that has been treated, and a black diamond that is manmade. An article in the Guardian discusses the advances in the manmade diamond market.

Definitions

When you ask what a black diamond is, a range of people may supply a range of answers. Generally, a natural black diamond is distinct from other coloured gems as it … Read the rest

Why you need a visitor management system

Electronic management systems (VMS) are a version of the visitor sign-in sheet and are increasingly the choice for most businesses and institutions. They provide a more secure and traceable way of tracking people visiting a building or site and are proving very popular.

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A critical component of the systems is that they provide analysis of visitor data on everyone who has passed through reception and that information can be useful for the organisation.

Rules

At this point, it is important to understand the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced in May 2018, which introduced rules on data protection within the European Union. Full details of the regulation can be found at the EU site.

It is important to ensure there is a balance between the smooth check-in of visitors and the requirements of the GDPR. That check-in can be speeded up by using a … Read the rest

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