Let's say we place an immovable rectangular object of an area X perpendicularly to a constant wind flow.
The wind will now affect it with some force F.
Now we split that rectangular object into 4 smaller rectangles. Their total area is still equal to X and we mount them with a small spacing in form of a 2 x 2 grid.
Will the total force F of the wind affecting 4 smaller rectangles with a spacing be different than the force affecting the big solid rectangle?
Please explain why or why not.