A huge gap has fallen for Scuderia Ferrari to its former competitors. The traditional top three no longer seem to exist in the same form.
Mercedes is quick and Red Bull Racing can pass somewhat at its old level, but the Maranello team is far behind. In Hungary the team hopes to overcome the loss with an upgrade package.
Ferrari had a dramatic start to the 2020 season. With a surprising second place, Charles Leclerc managed to save the first weekend, but in general the car lacks a lot of speed. CircusF1 expects Ferrari to look at the front of the car to gain some time over their competitors.
“Some of the updates, which were originally on the calendar for Hungary, have already been introduced in Spielberg. But there is still talk of a B specification for the SF1000 in Budapest”, said Rosario Giuliana, who works for the Italian Formula 1 website.
This B specification brings much needed adjustments. This would allow them to make changes to Ferrari’s technical philosophy. “These changes include the introduction of a new, thinner nose.”
Why is the front of the car being under scrutiny? “The thin nose is a solution that Mercedes has been improving since 2017. It reduces the surface area of ??the front end of the car, increasing speed on the straights.”
“The downside is that less air is guided to the top of the car”, Giuliana continues. “But with the thinner front wing, the “pillars” with which the front wing is attached to the nose are also much smaller. This improves the airflow under the car”. Ultimately, the adjustment should therefore provide more downforce for Ferrari.
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THE NEXT RACE 2021
|Bahrain ||26 Mar|
|14:30 - 15:30||Free practice 1|
|18:00 - 19:00||Free practice 2|
|15:00 - 16:00||Free practice 3|
|18:00 - 19:00||Qualifying|
|18:00 - 20:00||Race|
|Bahrain||57 laps||308.238 km|