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3 Nov 2014


Ferrari's 2014 campaign has been less than satisfying for the fans and the team alike, in order that they rectify the F14T's deficiences the team have set about conducting various tests during Free Practice sessions in the last few rounds.
One issue for Ferrari has been traction, which of course limits peformance not only due to the initial induced traction loss but also the ongoing speed of the car.  Kimi Raikonnen was tasked with assessing a new geometry in Austin (seen above, captured by Giorgio Piola for Omnicorse).  The team were also interested in capturing numerous aerodynamic measurements from the car, with equipment placed up and down the F14T.
As you can see great care has been taken by the team to minimise the test components aero impact on the car itself, as normally full fence pitot tube arrays would be used instead.  Moreover it appears the aperatus is mainly focused on ride height and the centre of the car, with the aero map being taken care of from front to rear by a plethora of measurement devices.


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2 comments:

  1. Great info as always. Alonso wasn't involved in testing the 2015 components, I guess?

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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 Motorsport.com where I'm working with Giorgio Piola.

I'm still doing the technical image gallery for each GP with the continued support of friend of the site Sutton Images. However, as always my time is limited and so this might not be updated as quickly as it once was, so keep checking back.

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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