Ferrari F138

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Crabbia wrote: ok look at it this way, compare the top of the tub and the front tyre on the F2012 to the F138. we know the top of the tub was at the maximum for the F2012 and presumably the F138 too.

Do you agree that the top of the tub of the F138 looks higher in relation to the wheel? if you look at the top of the wheel and the top of the tub?

but the top of the tub cannot be higher in the 138 since the F2012 was already at max hight.
From which area is the height actually measured? From the ground or from the floor? It looks like the car has a little less rake, so it angles the nose a bit more higher.
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https://twitter.com/ScarbsF1/status/297 ... 16/photo/1

What are those holes under the sidepods, on the floor just after the t-tray? Are an illusion? are they taking air into batteries and bodywork? Could it be the redbull air direction brought ahead instead of being under the exhausts?

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Doesn't it seem odd that there are no shots of the back of the car. That back end must be quite a piece of kit.

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enz0 wrote:Doesn't it seem odd that there are no shots of the back of the car. That back end must be quite a piece of kit.
Agree, i they freely showed the trick louvered RW endplates, would be nice to know what they are hiding that complements it.
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It seems like Ferrari is competing for the ugliest car and livery in history of Grand Prix Racing!! =D> ...i can't understand who is the one that designs such liveries!...On the technical side though they seem to have worked really hard on front and rear wings! :wink: But I don't think that it is going to be championship contender...something like 2011! :|
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There is alot of heat proof material around the rear of the car, which makes me think they will try the Red Bull style exhausts during testing.

As some of us suspected, the cooling system is the same as last year, meaning they must see alot of potential gains by going down the route.

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Raptor22 wrote:
Javert wrote:How much time they have gained over F2012?


0.437 sec
Asked this because I have the suspect they haven't gained enough time.
MP4-28, (MP4-27 was already 0.5s faster than F2012) they claim they have gained 1s

So even if they gained 0.7-0.8s with this concept, they are 0.7-0.8s behind,
so I fear not good enough to fight for the title.

Apart from a rear wing that I think will never been raced, I actually see nothing particular in this car
Pontones :-?
Let's wait for Jerez and first times ...

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What bulge?

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Ferrari always change their car quite significantly from launch to round 1, and any sensible team wouldn't broadcast their gains anyway, not accurately at least

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Javert wrote:How much time they have gained over F2012?

#-o
about 2 months?
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looking forward to seeing more of the changes to the rare brake ducts and surrounding "winglets", looks like they pushed the enveloppe even now allready.
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That nose is seriously high, they gained a HUGE amount of space under it.

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Javert wrote:How much time they have gained over F2012?
Oh easily about 9. Its obvious from the pictures!! :lol:
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Craig Scarborough ‏@ScarbsF1

Ferrari F138: The high nose and extended wing mounted channel air under the car

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