Raptor22 wrote:makes sense that it remains pushrod.
Pullrod brings a host of complications that involve changes to the gearbox, floor, exhaust etc etc etc.
RB5 and 6 used it as a feature of the design from the start.
All this indicates is that the F150 will be an evolution of last years car
And it will trail the Red Bulls still if that is the case. With the demise of DDD Pullrod made sense. Unless Ferrari have found something we dont know about....
A pullrod system is one solution, but pushrod also has benefits. Ultimately it makes litte aerodynamic benefit but has some benefit in bump. With the Cg of the engine fixed raisng the gearbox doe snot affect the Cg much so this is another option to make space for the single deck diffusor.
If their Kers packaging has resulted in a longer floor then they may want to raise the gearbox to provide clearance around the diffusor area. With a raised gearbox the suspension mounts also clears the exhaust more easily. They could have the exhausr no blowing into the diffusor. Guess we'll find out next week.