F1 » Further frustration for Ferrari

Just two points for the Prancing Horse as Ferrari's woes continue in China.

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eq2uator - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 8:42 AM

I am a Ferrari fan and a longer fan of Alonso. This car, they knew was a piece of crap one day into the winter testing..months ago, they have had enough time to rework the design and build a whole new package. This is not a garden and you wait for nature to mature the plants, it is technology and they have the resources to do it...the brains now seems questionable!


April 16, 2012 9:39 AM

Please Ferrari, forget the championship, give them a car that will make them competitive at the next race, Felipe has been showing the true pace of the car since he joined the team, if you wanted 'two' drivers to outperform the car you should have been more accomadating to the 'Fin'.

Racehound - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 11:08 AM

@blzbub.............what? "Felipe has been showing the true pace of the car"......what have you been reading dumbphukhead? Did you mean to say Alonso is "showing the true pace of the car, because if you didnt your comment is utter garbage!! Was you drunk or something when you wrote that sh!te?

David Winstanley - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 11:08 AM

Am I right in thinking that this car has pull-rod suspension last used on an F1 car in 1991!!?? Surely if it's not been used by the worlds very best F1 designers and engineers for the last 21 years, there must be some reason for that!


April 16, 2012 12:12 PM

@houndofthebaskerville, alonso won in malaysia, is the f2012 a front running car? . . . where has massa finished in the wdc in the third best car for the past two seasons? . . . dont sit on the fence, say what you really feel, or is it you who is full of it?


April 16, 2012 12:35 PM

This is the UNBEATABLE structure. Still busts my sides when I say that. But fear not. In a few weeks it will look like a Sauber. Until then pray for rain. Just like alonso does.


April 16, 2012 12:38 PM

David, I think that virtually all of the cars use a pull rod rear suspension, which was one of the Adrian Newey innovations that has crept through. Ferrari however decided to use a pull rod front suspension aswell. Last used by Minardi in the year dot. Technically in a pull rod suspension the spring and damper are lower which aid in weight distribution and getting the centre of gravity lower. If you can get it right then it could be an advantage. The biggest problem is to fine tune the setup is difficult since it takes about 15 minutes to make a change. There are other problems but on a whole I think Ferrari took a risk and it hasn't paid off.


April 16, 2012 12:43 PM

@David , also which is probably more important is that all of Ferrari's historic suspension data which they would have collected over many many years of using push rod suspension is now useless. They have to start learning about pull rod suspension from scratch which is always a tricky process.

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