+1 X2, it also need to be crashed tested and for a change like this margin Ferrari's 2013 contender will suffer i belive. as it not only a new concept for Ferrari but for now when F2012 started to show its potential i dont think they will even tempted to think about this.
Another thing is that those floor even /might not work well with F2012 like they do in RB8, caz every bit of a car in F1 is purposefully created and they all are so integrated that sometimes they even create negative effect from a fairly good update and some times some negative effect create altogether a positive outcome i.e. lift created by the sidepod extension but which is negated by the amount of downforce they help to create..............
Agreed. And that's what many aren't thinking about. It's not often you can just bolt on something from one F1 car onto another and expect it to work straight away like it does on the original. Ferrari would have to use a different aero philosophy with how they're working the air which is a lot of work.
It took RB months to get this setup right and would take other teams just as long. I don't believe any team on the grid has this amount of time. Good call about the crash tests, totally slipped my mind and would indeed have to be done. Which is even more reason for Ferrari not to pursue this, IMHO. I think they should and will focus on how to optimize their current setup. It's not a bad car in the least and is only lacking a few tenths compared to the others. The F2012 is one of the better cars on the tyres too which is a good thing.
Will be interesting in seeing what upgrades are brought to Silverstone.
@Shelly Pierce or any of the other good aero guys:
What do you think about the Valencia aero updates? Namely the bargeboard vortex generators & the new scoop on the floor? How do you see these interacting with the air?
I thought we may see McLaren style VG's on top of the sidepods but there is two VG's by the mirrors which has been modified on Fernando's car to include the mirror mounting. What say you about this update as well? TIA.