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Mercedes, Ferrari pass FIA crash tests with F1 2013 cars

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ghog

December 30, 2012 5:58 PM
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Anyway, back to "reality" - anyone spotted the reports that Ferrari will develop the 2013 and the 2014 F1 Cars consecutively, with the 2013 car being developed at Toyota in Cologne (better wind tunnel - which is hired out)?

107SS2009

December 30, 2012 7:57 PM

ghoq, As I normally dont miss such things, I did, that was some time back. they are developing the two cars by two separate teams. but the bulk of the develpment will be on the power train, as the aero/body rules are going to be the same as those at present, this sudden back flip by the FIA is as a result of them finding out that the cars were going to be much more slower than their prjected five seconds per lap.

Taipan

December 30, 2012 11:48 PM

Hi Ghog,

Ferrari have been having issues with the Maranello wind tunnel for the last couple of years. They ended up closing it down a few months ago to make some alterations to it, that's why they're using the Cologne tunnel.
They say the problem is a lack of correlation between the Maranello wind tunnel results.

I'm not sure if the tunnel is all to blame.

RBR/Newey managed to improve their car throughout the season, most of the aero changes were fairly small looking but they certainly worked, maybe Ferrari just don't have the guy who can come up with the changes?

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