How will the Ferrari 2011?
Whoever has seen at Maranello ensure that the new machine will be completely different from the Ferrari F10. In short, that this year should be an all-new Ferrari, even visually.
It will be the new livery but will also revolutionized new aerodynamically. This revolution will not be adopted only for the regulations, for instance, the disappearance of the large sail on the hood, replaced by a smaller fin and no longer connected all'elettone back (eg F2008).
The car that we will see the presentation on Friday will not show many of the new changes. We already know that the car Friday mount the wings and rear of the F10. In this configuration will also run at Fiorano with Fernando Alonso, on Friday afternoon or Saturday. The new wings will be seen only at the Valencia test, which will begin Feb. 1.
Rumors speak of a Ferrari revolutionized aerodynamically and is ready to use two technical solutions already adopted successfully by Red Bull:
- A high nose, wide and flat, "hollowed out" in the lower
- Pull-rod suspension at the rear
Despite all the complications related to the use of KERS, Ferrari realized that the road to success passes mainly aerodynamic efficiency.
Because the muzzle-style Red Bull?
One of the main aims at the technical level for the 2011 season is to recover the lost downforce at the rear after the disappearance of the diffuser.
It 'also need to rebalance the entire car because the static weight distribution has been fixed by regulation. In the front, the current F1 and load have too compared to what you can get behind. For this reason, in recent months in the wind tunnel, we have studied a solution with a high nose and flattened as the cars designed by Newey. As we know, the 2011 technical regulations, has established a limit on the elevation of the "nose" than the level of the passenger to try to avoid penalizing the visibility. High nose, it means a pretty carved and arched frame at the bottom, so as to leave as much space as possible below, in order to allow a greater flow of air to the rear. This will help the speaker to work in the best way retrieving cargo at the rear.
Because the pull-rod suspension?
Ferrari last year had already seen a return to the pull-rod suspension, or rod for the F10. That solution was then discarded from complications due to the presence of the diffuser.
What is the difference between pull and push-rod-rod?
In the first, the spring-damper is located at the bottom, and the movements of the wheels are absorbed by a rod that works in traction, lashed down to the gearbox and at the top of the wheel.
In the push-rod, the group is up and absorbing the vibrations are transmitted by a strut, a rod that is pushed by the wheel, from bottom to top.
With the disappearance of the double diffuser, is forced to come back with extractors and low volumes have to be used differently in space. For this reason, the pull-rod solution becomes convenient as it allows to bring the weights down, helping to balance the car, goes well with a discharge in a lowered position, giving less heat problems.