Ferrari F14T

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ringo
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Yes it does look like an evolution of the cars of the past 2 years.

The nose fails.. They should have made it extend to the maximum allowed distance of 1200mm to get more air under it.
Though it's difficult to tell at this time if this design is just as good aerodynamically. I suspect they will change to a McLaren type crash structure as the year goes on.
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f1rules wrote:i dont understand, that high chassis and then the air blocked with that front, quess thats why im no engineer
I suppose that Ferrari will bring a new nose in Jerez or Bahrein

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f1rules wrote:i dont understand, that high chassis and then the air blocked with that front
Yeah, it just looks wrong.

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Lorenzo_Bandini wrote:Sidepost are so small
Indeed!
The Sidepods Trophy definitely goes to the F14T.

But the nose really surprises me.
I don't see the concept behind. How does it make sure as much air goes to the underbody as possible?
Actually I can hardly believe they will rubn this nose.

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Callum
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Hey, Brawn won with a low slung nose. There are too many armchair aerodynamicists here! Who are we to second guess years of iterations and thinking?

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I'm quite impressed with how many of the nose concept drawings that has been pretty correct.
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But the step on the Ferrari nose is quite steep. Thinking they've should have gone with an s-duct to maintain airflow above it.

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Maybe they can scavenge a bit of ground effect with that nose.
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Apologies:
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Double tyre wake slots in the RW endplates & they retaind the trailing edge endplate fins.


And this is his distant brother

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AnthonyG
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That looks Sauber-esque narrow
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SilverArrow10
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That's the worse nose in the world. Im screaming inside Ferrari's are meant to look great
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ringo wrote:Yes it does look like an evolution of the cars of the past 2 years.

The nose fails.. They should have made it extend to the maximum allowed distance of 1200mm to get more air under it.
Though it's difficult to tell at this time if this design is just as good aerodynamically. I suspect they will change to a McLaren type crash structure as the year goes on.
maybe they have so much rear downforce that they need some pressure on the front
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dren
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The paint job and how the black color swooshes around the bottom makes the nose look worse.
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less red, more black.
reminds me of a marussia :D

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With this low nose tip concept they could go for much pretty solution!
Is there any benefit for low COG with this kind of shape?