Renault R.S.19 old front wing 1/6 Photo by: Giorgio Piola Renault introduced a new front wing it hoped would not only unlock some more of the RS19’s latent potential, but perhaps also offer insight into the trajectory they should follow for next season. Note the shape of the mainplane as it connects the front wing’s neutral section and the shape of the flaps above on the old design illustrated here.
The reasons why F1 so often reaches an impasse when trying to achieve positive change or has to water down revolutionary plans have their roots in deals made and directions taken much earlier in the decade.We unpick the journey to the current problems, and ask how detrimental the situation might be to the efforts to make F1 more open and entertaining in 2021, and what can be made to ease
At Suzuka Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen once again struggled to get their tyres to work. They eventually finished well out of the points in 14th and 16th places, with the Dane having started at the back after a big crash in qualifying. Steiner admits that he doesn't expect to see an improvement in the remaining races, as no specific solution is on the way. "Not short term," he said
Motorsport.com understands that Ferrari's competitors are seeking clarification over whether they are clear to pursue similar concepts themselves or if the ideas fall foul of the regulations. The requests have come after Ferrari's recent performance breakthrough revealed the full extent of its engine advantage, which is believed to be worth up to 0.8 seconds at some tracks and has been described as 'ludicrous' by one high-level team source. Since the
Senna's countrymen Emerson Fittipaldi and Felipe Massa will both drive examples of his old F1 cars on the streets of the city. Although details of who handles what have yet to be confirmed, Senna's 1984 Toleman TG184 and 1985 Lotus 97T will be among the cars present. In addition, modern F1 will be represented by Esteban Gutierrez in a Mercedes, and 17-year-old Sao Paulo native Caio Collet in a Lotus-Renault.
The French car manufacturer has faced difficulties getting on top of the aero characteristics of its car, with the RS.19 having not delivered the kind of step forward that had been hoped for. Renault F1's managing director Cyril Abiteboul says the understanding the team has made with its car over the first half of the year prompted it to decide it needed to improve its Enstone wind tunnel, which meant
Over the course of F1 history there have been a few examples of special circumstances leading to paintjobs that only appear for a short time. In this video, we rank the 10 short-lived designs we remember most fondly. Let us know if you’ve got your own favourites in the comments below. Read Also: Source link
If you think your job is monotonous, well, you've probably never worked in Formula 1 helmet production. Francesco, a grey-haired Italian of around 60, lays one snippet after the other into a carbon tool. It's cold in the workshop: T1000, one of the most perfect and expensive currently existing composite materials, prefers lower temperatures. A younger colleague and namesake – yes, another Francesco – takes the bits of material from
While Ferrari maintained the upper hand in qualifying trim, Valtteri Bottas's commanding win demonstrated the new parts have made Mercedes even stronger on Sundays. Here we take a look at the upgrades added to the W10, and take a look at how the new designs compare to what else we've seen on the grid. Read Also: Source link
After a Japanese GP weekend where Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas helped Mercedes seal its sixth consecutive constructors' championship, Vettel thinks the key aspect Ferrari needs to focus on is ensuring it always performs at its best. "I don't think we're lacking anything," said Vettel. "I think we just need to work better. "I think we are very committed, working very hard but it's not yet on the level that