Forget side pods, what stood out at me on the Ferrari comparison was the pretty dramatic change to the front suspension geometry.
During Prost's era, the driver's that were clearly better than him in the rain were Alesi and obviously Senna. That's not to say, Prost couldn't hold his own.
however, reports from maranello are not good either:
rest of article:Originally Posted by Pat Fry says Ferrari not happy with where it is at the moment with new F1 car
welcome to the layer cake
Schumacher won a wet race at Spa without the benefit of active suspensions or semi automatic equipment in '92.
But moving right along. This below is the real question regarding early developments in the pre-season. What exactly is Newey up to with this open slit channeling air through the cockpit?
edit. Good catch on the suspension arms nick. I'm waiting on a write up by Scarbsf1's blog; whom I believe is writing those articles for autosports
Last edited by enigmatic enthusiast; 02-20-2012 at 08:19 PM.
per adrian newey:
Originally Posted by Racecar-Engineering.com
welcome to the layer cake
Looks to be quite uncomfortable if the rain really starts coming down.
I would also like to understand Ferrari's philosophy with the front nose. Where other teams appear to be channeling air with their respective hump noses, Ferrari simply seems to be redirecting it. I really cannot fathom the advantage of Ferrari's front nose in respect to the other teams.
If Webber could get his arse out of the starting gates properly he could be much more of a threat. Plus his inferiority complex doesn't help him either; I would put him ahead of Massa however. Not really sure why Ferrari is keeping him around. YOu would think they would find themselves some young up and coming Italian to satisfy the tifosi.
I also to don't see what the big fuss about nico either. He has done nothing to impress me.
Hamilton, Alonso, Vettel, Button, Webber
Nico and Michael's new steed for the year...
Nothing particularly stand out for the car, though it is one of the last big team with unveil the 2012 car...
It's interesting how high noses were deemed unsafe, so they lowered them...and they all got needle-nose pointy. I wonder how those pointy tips will fare in a collision with another car, or even a fleshy creature...
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apparently mclaren is looking fast this year, and im getting more and more pumped for this season.
http://www.planetf1.com/driver/18227...ok-competitiveOriginally Posted by seb vettel
http://www.planetf1.com/driver/18227...Barcelona-formOriginally Posted by Hamilton