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Luca di Montezemolo hopes Ferrari can challenge for podiums from the outset in 2012

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March 08, 2012 1:36 PM

2pac. ferrari started out with an exhaust, in nacelles, pointing at the rear brake duct area. but half way through testing, they fitted inboard exhausts, blowing towards the beam wing. this provided a boost in performance and made the nacelles superfluous, and that is why the body has now to be altered and a new crash test.
and i fully agree that we will probably see other cars with major mods at melbourne. and i posted before, i would not be surprised if there is a protest or two about the use of exhaust gasses to influence aero. supposedly, this is in contravention of the rules, but currently it seems that fia are turning a blind eye to it.

nigel burrows - Unregistered

March 08, 2012 3:34 PM

It allways amazes me that top teams make their cars soo complicated that it take all year to make them work!!

i cannot believe Brawn just made a good car by accident.
and then produced two duff cars?? what a collosal waste of money!


March 08, 2012 6:25 PM

Technically speaking as long as the teams meets the FIA permitted position and angle/s with their last 100mm of exhaust tailpipe, also as long as the tailpipe is of 75mm inside diameter and with no internal vanes they will be within the rules, some rumours are circulating that the RB8 have some slots on the rear floor, these slots might not be permissible.
If the RBR exhaust (latest version) is passed as legal Ferrari and some others will have to alter their side pots to follow suit, the side pots which now a days is part of the crash tested and approved tub.
Rumours are also circulating that some teams not only have a front wing incorporating an F DUCT, now being called a W DUCT which is passive and so legal, but also the same thing on the rear wing (slots in rear wing on the RB8)

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