2014-02-26 00:04:02

The Evolution Of The Ferrari F2008, 2008

The Evolution Of The Ferrari F2008, 2008


History of is inseparably linked with the history of Formula1601 is the only , who participated in all seasons of the ship, and the first single in racing machine was built for Formula1601.

In the traditional winter historical project, together with the authoritative Italian expert, author of books about the history of Paolo D'alessio, we decided to tell to the readers nonf1.ru about the peculiarities of all the machines , showing them the example of the evolution of the .

In the rules have not changed almost. Increased height of the protective side of the pilot, transmission needed to keep a distance of four , under got some exotic materials. All this has led to some increase in the mass of cars, but in General, ers could use last year's achievements. New F became a logical continuation of vehicles of the previous season.

Changed the shape of the , side pontoons and the casing, which required revision design of the front and rear suspension. To adapt the machine for changes in , the wheelbase has been reduced, developed a new . Braking system obtained new calipers and innovative cooling system.

Another change was the emergence of all the machines standard electronic control units ECU. Traction control, control of ing and other electronic helpers» riders are under the ban.

After the end of the 2007 season, left the post of the head of the , focusing on the leadership of the company. His place was taken by Stefano . Taking into account that earlier the is left, Ross brown and Rory Byrne, the kind of structure that, together with , brought numerous titles in the beginning of the decade, was completely renovated.


After the revolution last year, in in have taken a small step back while working on the F. Structurally, the new machine, in General, reminiscent of the F2007, although the distance between the axes was slightly reduced to pilots feel more comfortable on slow tracks.

The most distinctive element of the whole project, at least in terms of aerodynamics, became the bow section. The upper surface of the wing was attached to a nasal that together with a complex configuration the basic plane contributed to a better organization of air flows in the front part, increase the amount of air entering the machine and, as a consequence, the clamping force.

Not satisfied with the excellent results shown in the tunnel and in the first races of the season in in Scuderia introduced a new nose cone with a «hole», and in on the air vent of the had a large fin-style .

About the , on the contrary, you can tell not so much. Freezing the development of s, imposed by the , has shifted the attention of designers to electronic system of ECU Electronic Control Unit, which produced the Electronic Systems. ECU has not established a big problems, but errors on the command bridge in Singapore and not rock-solid reliability at the Hungaroring prevented Mass win the title. The for the second year in a row, won the Cup of designers.

The results of performances of the F in races

Pilots in remained the same, but the «leader» changed now the title claimed Massa, while Raikkonen, winning two races of the first four, in the future a single win win failed. Often the reason for this is the loss of motivation by Finn, but do not forget that in this season, Raikkonen in 18 races 10 times showed the best lap time in the race. The main problems arose in the if the Mass ed from pole position six times, Raikkonen - only twice. One of these races he won another missed mate due to technical problems.

The main competitor again became the , where now completely dominated by - his instead of became . In addition, strong were the pilots of the 's and . During the championship, the two unexpected victories won and lost in the Alonso - however, as it turned out later, one of them was a result of intentional gathering his running mate Piquet Jr. Another surprise was a very convincing victory at young at .

In General, the performance of all the contenders for the title of stability differ. For the final , held in Brazil, Hamilton and Massa came up with five victories in the asset, but Lewis was seven points ahead. To be a champion, was supposed to win, and hope that Lewis finished not higher than sixth. With his part of this task Brazilian coped, confidently won the first race, despite changeable weather conditions. By the time it crossed the finish line, Hamilton was the sixth, but at the last turn Briton ahead of , speaking for , and became the .


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