No. Definitely not "always." It's been a long time since my MBA work, but I do remember a l-o-o-o-ng seminar on integration. Vertical integration is often a big negative.raymondu999 wrote:I'd think that would cancel itself out. McLaren/RBR don't pay for R&D of their engines, but I'm quite sure that Ferrari builds their F1 engines entirely separately (as an entity) from the Scuderia Ferrari racing team. Also, McLaren/RBR would have to pay for their engines - Ferrari gets theirs free.
Vertical integration of business operations, except for exceptional circumstances, would always lead to a net gain.
Source : Gazetta Dello SportFerrari have apparently tested a new material for their floor in brazil, and it was successful. they used zircotech on the F150 floor. And Prodromou could change from RBR to Ferrari
I wonder what they mean by 'floor'? The plank must be of a particular material, specified by FIA, and the floor of the tub is a homologated part that must be crash tested.Lorenzo_Bandini wrote:Source : Gazetta Dello SportFerrari have apparently tested a new material for their floor in brazil, and it was successful. they used zircotech on the F150 floor. And Prodromou could change from RBR to Ferrari
Hmm I m wondering wich other material will be usefull for the flor structure?? Any sugestions???shelly wrote:New material for the floor does not automatically imply zircotec.
Should'n it look grey-white?
gazzetta sometimes is erratic (or well instructed to smoke and mirrors)
Zylon?? That is ideally for flex flor beacuse:shelly wrote:flexing in front of rear wheels is also very important
New material: maybe spread tow carbon, they have used it already elsewhere, or some hybrid type fiber (a la carbon zylon)
That makes sense - so they can make a thinner floor underneath the exhaust because thy won't have to put some thick insulation (where thick is a few mm, but "every mm counts!")Mazdaboy wrote:From thescuderia.net:
Tests conducted by Ferrari during the Grand Prix Brazil free have been satisfactory, especially on the floor of the car.
It has experimented with a new material (apparently the F150 was Zircotech) covering the entire area where it will installed the engine.