According to insider reports, Sebastian Vettel's new Ferrari could have a problem. All details.
Sebastian Vettel's problems seem to continue. AUTO BILD MOTORSPORT learned from reliable sources within Ferrari: The new car with the code name 671, which will be presented on February 11, has allegedly caused head shaking among the engineers in the wind tunnel.
Already a week ago an Italian journalist reported about corresponding problems. As ABMS has now confirmed, the data is actually supposed to be worse than expected. According to the report, the car could even have a serious aerodynamic problem for this Formula 1 season, which neither the simulation specialists nor the wind tunnel engineers have been able to detect so far.
It is quite possible that Ferrari wants to design the car's angle of attack according to the Red Bull model. "Using a steep angle of attack on current cars helps you in several areas," explains ex-Jordan designer Gary Anderson. "But if there's just one little thing wrong, there's a chain reaction from the front spoiler, which may be flowing in the wrong direction. Then you have a serious problem that's not easy to solve." A brand-new Ferrari simulator could help, but it won't be fully operational until spring.
But: Ferrari also has to worry in the drive sector. The reason: At the urging of Red Bull and Mercedes, the FIA automobile authority has already painted gray areas in the area of gasoline flow rate and oil injection black by the end of 2019. It was precisely in these areas that Ferrari was accused by the competition of having interpreted the regulations in a correspondingly bold manner.
"We are very pleased with the clarifications that have come. Everyone can benefit from this", Red Bull team boss Christian Horner therefore expresses his satisfaction.
One thing is certain: It won't be easy for Sebastian Vettel to finally realise his dream and win the title with Ferrari. The pre-season test drives in February in Barcelona (from 19 February) will provide the first information as to whether Ferrari was able to react in time to the problems in the wind tunnel.
This time the new Ferrari will not be unveiled at the Maranello factory, but at the historic Romolo Valli Theatre in Reggio Emilia. This is where the Italian Tricolore was born 223 years ago. At 18.30 the new red goddess will be presented. Fans can watch on Ferrari's social media channels.
That's competitive suicide, they're not doing that.PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:24 amThe same guy that told me about the pinched wings last year.... He is saying that they could go back the the old chassis if this problem extends beyond a certain time.
So they could run the sf90 car abudahbi spec, which would actually be very fast mind you, in testing then change to the new Chassis come Barcelona GP.
The rules are the same so the old car still has potential. The only problem is that the weakness would still be in its blood but it would be faster than the new cars up to a point.
The logic conclusion would be: depression. But as Ferrari has always great hopes for the new season and it ends being a disappointment, maybe this time is the opposite.pantherxxx wrote: ↑Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:21 amItalian blogger Leo Turrini, who is famously very close to proceedings at Scuderia Ferrari, answered another set of fan questions on his blog in his newest blog entry, as he continued to discuss several aspects surrounding the Maranello team. This time Leo Turrini revealed the Maranello team’s first impressions regarding the car for the 2020 Formula One season:
“To me it appears that so far the simulator and the wind tunnel indications for the 2020 Ferrari car have not impressed the engineers/technicians in Maranello. But keep in mind that there is still time. I am not resigned for next season and I have no interest in pretending to be pessimistic. At the end of 2019 Mercedes had an advantage, especially in the race setup, which was not little. Since the rules do not change, the prediction is mandatory. But let’s see what happens.” – Leo Turrini wrote in his www.quotidiano.net recent post.