Scuderia Ferrari SF71H

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Re: Scuderia Ferrari SF71H

Post by lukea6 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:47 pm

Martin Brundle commented on ‘a new flap’ on Vettels steering wheel that he was trying to hide. Any observations here?!

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Re: Scuderia Ferrari SF71H

Post by MtthsMlw » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:05 pm

lukea6 wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:47 pm
Martin Brundle commented on ‘a new flap’ on Vettels steering wheel that he was trying to hide. Any observations here?!
You mean like an other pedal on the back? Maybe something that helps him to find the biting point.. but stuff like that isn't allowed anymore. Right..?
I would not call that trying to hide.

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Re: Scuderia Ferrari SF71H

Post by F1NAC » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:23 am

Damage after the race

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Re: Scuderia Ferrari SF71H

Post by Xwang » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:27 am

Is it possible to loose so much performace for this damage?

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Re: Scuderia Ferrari SF71H

Post by Vanja #66 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:39 am

That plus damaged tyres from the spin, yes, a lot. Seb probably saved the engine a bit as well.

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Re: Scuderia Ferrari SF71H

Post by zac510 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:16 am

Vettel did leave quite a bit of rubber on the track after the spin :D

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Re: Scuderia Ferrari SF71H

Post by Mr.G » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:30 am

zac510 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:16 am
Vettel did leave quite a bit of rubber on the track after the spin :D
That was the reason as he pointed later...
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Re: Scuderia Ferrari SF71H

Post by JonoNic » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:06 pm

Xwang wrote:Is it possible to loose so much performace for this damage?
A floor that is not able to seal on one side? Yes

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Re: Scuderia Ferrari SF71H

Post by zioture » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:18 pm

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Re: Scuderia Ferrari SF71H

Post by Monster Hesh » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:02 pm

Folk are saying the Ferrari paddle is to aide the drivers "in the corners" anyone know anything about this rumor?

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Re: Scuderia Ferrari SF71H

Post by Xwang » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:11 pm

What do you mean for Ferrari paddle?

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Re: Scuderia Ferrari SF71H

Post by PlatinumZealot » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:05 pm

Probably another way to adjust the differential instead of using the turn knobs.
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Re: Scuderia Ferrari SF71H

Post by Vanja #66 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:55 pm

A nice, almost parallel view of the car

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Re: Scuderia Ferrari SF71H

Post by ferkan » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:46 pm

http://www.f1analisitecnica.com/2018/04 ... 1h-si.html
  • Ferrari used new floor in Bahrain, it is structurally different as the old one had slight flexibility that caused instability while cornering
  • There were few changes introduced to bargeboard area
  • Changes where obviously very positive and confirmed CFD and simulation data
  • Ferrari PU now exceeding qualifying mode of Mercedes
  • In race however, they did more lift and coast then Mercedes and would lose 0.1-0.3 tenths on some laps in S3 on straights
  • Innovative system from Ferrari was introduced in SF71H where driver can manually (with pedal on steering wheel) control hot air coming from wastegates to make rear wing more efficient (?)
  • Borderline legal, but questions FIA could receive questions about this
  • Bottas was faster only on lap 4, 9 and 16 and recovered 3.5s deficit through bigger then expected performance gap between new M and old S tires, slower pit entry from Vettel and slow pitstop (fast for Bottas)
  • Ferrari in China had performance advantage on all tires, in race and in Q

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Re: Scuderia Ferrari SF71H

Post by Zynerji » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:38 am

Why would allowing the drivers to have control of the waste gate be illegal?