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Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:04 pm
I feel that Mercedes, Red Bull, Renault, Mclaren and others are exploiting potential gains around the nose section of the car and the SF1000's nose is basically the same as it was at the end of last year. Why are Ferrari sticking to their nosecone-concept? Everyone else seems to be looking to work that area in different ways whereas Ferrari are still only meeting the rules in that area. How hard would it be for them to change the nose like Renault or Mclaren did?
Are they also maybe a lot behind in that section given that their first proper upgrade to the nose since the start of 2015 came last year in form of the bat-wing? Am I missing something?
Changes to nose cones require a crash test, but these are done by teams in-season so it’s no biggy. That said, if the tip does not make up part of the structural part of the nose then changes can be made there as and when you wish
I’m sure Ferrari are well aware of the importance of getting the design correct, as it is the first part of the car that hit the wind and influences the Aero benefits all the way to the rear of the car, and as such have probably looked at many different models in both CFD and windtunnel development and probably continue to do so
The problem is every car is different, and every car is designed to the route you choose to follow, so just adopting someone else’s idea wouldn’t necessarily work without a complete redesign of the entire package, And if that is the design that Ferrari feel of benefit in them the most and they will continue to run it. But seeing as testing hasn’t even started yet, Who knows what nose Ferrari will run come Melbourne