(Motorsport-Total.com) – Fourth place in qualifying and seventh place in the race: Can that be seen as an upswing at Ferrari? In every drop the traditional Italian Formula 1 team has its SF 1000 extensively modified at the races in Russia and the Eifel. Here we present the individual updates and how they work in the ingredient.
Charles Leclerc in the Ferrari SF 1000: He felt an advantage from the updates Zoom Procure
Charles Leclerc, who ensured the aforementioned Ferrari best performances at the Nürburgring , is in any case impressed by the latest changes: “I think even the smallest change that we had with us this weekend has brought America in the right direction.”
With the innovations on Auto “didn’t take a giant step”, “but we weren’t looking for that either,” said Leclerc. “It was a small step in the right direction, and that is positive.”
Part one of the change package in Sochi
Ferrari had already used the first part of its upgrade package at the Russia Substantial Prix in Sochi, namely a new front section including the itself subsequent air baffles. Our picture shows the previous version and the new, smaller solution.
The previous front section on the SF 1000 and the new aero parts (in a circle) Zoom Procure
Ferrari expects this to result in a more targeted flow of aerodynamically sensitive surfaces further back on the vehicle. Because these air baffles are also a little deeper than before, the arrangement takes up more air overall and can pass it on better. In interaction with the front wing, the aerodynamic efficiency of the front section is improved.
The approach is not new: Comparable aero parts have already been found 2019 at the VF – 19 from the Ferrari customer team Haas. Ferrari took up this for its latest update.
Mercedes as a model for rear wing innovation
The traditional team was also inspired by the rear wing upgrade, in this drop from Mercedes. The end plates of the rear wing are now clearly based on the Mercedes model, with a serrated upper edge at the rear and larger cutouts instead of many small lamellas in the lower area of the end plate.
Formula 1 technology: The current Ferrari updates
With these innovations on the Ferrari SF 1000 are Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel drove at the Eifel Substantial Prix on the Nürburgring: The Ferrari Upda More Formula 1 Movies
The second section of the updates followed at the Nürburgring, then no longer at the entrance and rear of the vehicle, but in the middle at the car. The core of these changes are the side wind deflectors in front of the side pods.
In the front, vertical ingredient, the first incision has been moved to the front (1), so that the flow to the entire component changes.
The upper boomerang – Part (2) has got a stronger retaining strut (4) on the outside of the car. In addition, the lower boomerang is no longer attached directly to the upper one, but to a new, separate retaining strut (3). Overall, these struts are set significantly lower, with a new incision in the front area (3).
Ferrari has also rebuilt the front edge of the underbody (5), where individual “teeth” now protrude. These air baffles are intended to direct the air flow under the vehicle even more precisely.
In combination, the two updates from Russia and the Eifel should be the Ferrari SF 1000 provide better ayerodynamic efficiency. Leclerc’s Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel, however, said at the Nürburgring: “No big difference.”