I said many months ago that Ferrari should look to exploit the sides of the full length of the race car to draw air from the sides and the underside of the Under Tray area of the race car. The Venturi effect of the drawing the air from the underside of the race car will provide a "Ground Effects" result if the air under the Under Tray is drawn rapidly from under the race car. It is a about capturing that air and channeling it to aid downforce. I also saw the warm air caused by exhaust system as a means to have high and low pressure air masses generated by rapid convection.
Ferrari shops at McLaren to boost aerodynamics
Pat Fry has attracted a swathe of engineers to follow his move from McLaren to Ferrari.
After a long and fruitful McLaren career, Briton Fry switched to Ferrari last year and is now the famous Italian team’s chassis technical director.
According to Italy’s Corriere dello Sport, he has convinced his former senior McLaren colleagues including Rupad Darekar, Jonathan Heal, Ioannis Veloudis, Lawrence Hodge and Giacomo Tortora to join him at Ferrari.
And Finland’s Turun Sanomat reports that McLaren’s aerodynamics project leader Marcin Budkowski is also set to switch to Ferrari.
But on the F1Enigma blog, McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale insisted Budkowski is simply taking a “well earned sabbatical” and will return to work later in 2012.
Wrooom 2012: Rossi and Hayden in Madonna di Campiglio January 8th
The Wrooom is now a major event on the calendar for fans, a meeting that started the new season at the same time presenting the program of races for 2012 Ducati MotoGP and Ferrari in F1 . Ducati for the 2011 edition was the turning point, with the first official appearance in a red Valentino Rossi and the presentation of the much-discussed GP11.
In the new year will not change the gist of the event, with the usual candlelight vigil for the drivers of both the championships and race karts on the track of the lake. Among a press conference and the other, we do not know if it will be presented in final form the latest evolution of the Desmosedici GP12 with a twin spar frame, which is still under development waiting to get back on track with Valentino and Nicky.
If you want to make a jump to see samples of your favorites, keep free for the week from 8 to Jan. 13, with the inaugural event and the first public meeting scheduled for 9, in place yet to be determined, but certainly in 'enchanting location of Madonna di Campiglio. After clicking on "continue" you will find the dates and events.
Program Wrooom 2012
Monday 9 - place and time to be
the opening event of the week Wrooom
at 17.30 - Gully Miramonti
Ducati riders Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi meet the public at
hours 23.00 - Belvedere Trail
Riders descend by torchlight. Reception with mulled wine
17.30 - Gully Miramonti
pilots of Ferrari Marlboro Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa will meet the public at
hours 23.00 - Spinale Gondola
riders descend by torchlight. Reception with mulled wine
at 16.45 - Pond
Challenge Exhibition. Race on the frozen lake with the Marlboro Ducati and Ferrari Marlboro
Did he accept your adds? How do you know it's really him and not a fake profile though?
Rest in Peace Leza, you were a true warrior...
yeshe did and there is only one man called Ioannis Veloudis.We cant be sure despite of this.Not much sharing ,comments just some photos and infos on his wall.Sometimes they speak greek.I already know that he is the true man or not thank you for this...
If you (sign in and then) look at his recent activity on Facebook, you'll see these two updates:
On his friends list he has several McLaren employees and also Rupad Darekar and Jonathan Heal.Originally Posted by Veloudis' Facebook Profile
So it is not important to be him or not.I just mentioned that i added this man after Dj Taurus message.his family infos also there so why he lies?has he some mistery fans?
Take it easy dude... sheesh, I'm just asking a question.... Look up Michael Cammalleri (a high profile hockey player in Montreal and the NHL) on facebook and see how many profiles come up.... there are people out there that put out fake profiles for a laugh.... Wow....
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Rest in Peace Leza, you were a true warrior...
He maybe more famous man comparing our new engineer but i can see what you meant.Whatever as you said lets take it easy mate please.Any news out except technical and sportif rules published?
yeah, i was following the king on his return home, on twitter, and it is a fake account! he even had official on his name, an NY RedBull teammates and everything!
In Stefano Domenicali, we have a team boss who has proved to be a leader. - Luca diMontezemelo
FIA crash test for new Ferrari is rumored to be next week according to twitter sources.
“I prefer to beat them on Sunday” -Fernando Alonso, Press Conference Korean GP 2010
"Giornata fantastica !!"- Andrea Stella, European GP 2012
New rumors about 663 from @joseluisf1
Alonso has been testeing the front suspension modifications in the simulator recently made by Fry and others new
After several hours in the simulator, he told James Tortora and Pat Fry something like, 'This would have had options in 2011'
Apparently the management of Pirelli has nothing to do with the F150 º, however the balance is yet to be improved.
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Kinda explains why Red Bull always seemed to have a good car setup for the race weekend. Now that Ferrari have a better simulator, they can make use of better setups.
Twitter rumors that we will in first tests try out more conservative version and parts of the car (basic parts so to say, chassis, reliability etc). Other "crazy" parts will come later cos they are apparently very "extreme". "vulgar" and "stylish" :) I hope that those crazy Byrne-ideas will work well... :)
Yup, i reckon we should conceal our 'crazy' parts until the last test so that other competitors don't steal them before the first race. Though i think Ferrari will use an incremental approach and introduce parts one by one.
The 663 might be designed for Fernando, but a good balance will be even more beneficial to Massa - as he is in dire need of some self-confidence.
I'm hoping that McLaren have problems with balance next year, because Button is very sensitive to it. If you give Button a bad car he will put in average performance. That's why he was beaten by Barrichello on a number of occasions at Honda.
I like the direction Ferrari has decided to take the Design Team! If Aero Development is the basis of the modern Formula One Race car then find the most season Aero Engineers and let them go a muck with ideas and directions. Ferrari has just pursued the most experienced and seasoned Aero people in the sport to elevate the Ferrari Team to reach further than ever before. The engines are frozen, so only the exploitation of the Aero Rules will allow a team to advance. I think this is a very smart direction for Ferrari to go.
From Jose Luis:
- Pat Fry seems to have discovered the solution to the balance of 663, have tried some modifications to the front wing and engine cover
- The result seems to have been good in the tunnel and simulations, so the production of parts pass immediately
- Byrne's new fund, is in 'queue' for the other parts test more urgent, but next week could already know something
- Alonso is optimistic about the way the 663 is the Pirelli and the new way of driving, concerned about the reliability
- The relationship between Alonso and Pat Fry is so good and strong already in Maranello jokingly says Andrea Stella is 'jealous'