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14 May 2014

Ferrari have started their 2014 campaign much the way they finished last season, the third best team and although Red Bull and Mercedes may have swapped places the Tifosi won't be best pleased with the scarlet outfit that promised better for this season.

In Barcelona, Ferrari arrived with plenty of new parts to assess, what they can take solace in, is the fact that the parts they bought haven't ended up back in the parts bin like those they bought to many races last season. This further proves that the correlation between what the team is seeing in CFD and the Wind Tunnel is now as it should be with parts bearing fruit when presented on the car at the circuit.

For Barcelona the team revised their Front Wing, extending the triangular slotted vane that sits atop of the Endplate, whilst the Endplate cutout was also revised, revealing more of the wings flaps. Both of these revisions are in order to better direct the airflow out, around and over the front tyre, with the team returning to a none blown hub that was installed on Alonso's car in China to create a similar effect. You'll also note that the mainplanes arch (next to the endplate) has been slightly elongated allowing a little more airflow to move under the wing.



Whilst I'm trying to keep atop of the blog you may have noticed of late that there is less content appearing. For those of you that haven't realised, most of my work has now been moved over to where I'm working with Giorgio Piola.

As some of you may have found out already I'm also working with the Missed Apex crew on their podcast from time-to-time, either doing race reviews or dedicated 'Tech Time' shows.

I've embedded the latest version of the podcast below and will update this a frequently as I appear. However, please head over to Itunes if you want it to appear in your player when episodes are available. The show is great to work on and has a great lineup of 'regulars' but has also enticed some bigger names recently too, with Will Buxton and Bradley Philpot on shows during the summer break.

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