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#1 RE: Scuderia Ferrari by Sonny 02.01.2012 14:28

Ferrari have been attracting some high-profile engineers from McLaren and continue to boast about how successful their 2012 challenger will be. Ferrari replaced Raikkonen from 2010 with Fernando Alonso, with huge financial backing from Santander. Alonso is yet to deliver a championship. But as this video will show, Ferrari have developed a method of improving their 2012 challenger in the simulator. I'm sure they are not the only team doing it.. It's just a matter of the news getting to the general public.

Here's a video of the Ferrari Simulator. If you look closely enough: you can see the screen in front of the red simulator car in the middle of the vessel.

http://www.f1talks.pl/2011/12/27/w-serc ... r-ferrari/

#2 RE: Scuderia Ferrari by Kurski 02.01.2012 15:01

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Alonso will return shortly to the simulator to continue to adapt the car to his style and try the best in the front suspension/steering.
Apparently Alonso (and Massa) will have to drive differently to accommodate the new aerodynamics without EBD and get more out of the tires.
Byrne has been in Maranello today, meeting with Pat Fry, Tombazis, Neil Martin and Domenicali. Most engineers on vacation.

#3 RE: Scuderia Ferrari by Sonny 02.01.2012 15:03

The present day simulators are the teams method of 'in-season testing.' They have become so advanced that the teams actually work on car setup in the simulator prior to arriving for the GP.

But what Ferrari (and I assume other teams as well) are doing is novel. They are inputting data from the 2012 challenger that is being built and 'developing' the car in the simulator. The car may not even be built. I am speculating on this: but I believe the team can use data from the wind tunnel and CFD, then input that data into the simulator about the 2012 car. Hence, they can 'test' the 2012 challenger as it is being built. I have read articles where they say Fernando is all ready developing the 2012 car through this process..

#4 RE: Scuderia Ferrari by Kurski 02.01.2012 15:08

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If next season is not going significantly in recent years to better Ferrari, Domenicali will have to leave Ferrari team. Domenicali rumored to receive Ferrari kicks this season, but he was allowed to continue for at least one season.

Zitat von Wolfie
Oiii, so Byrne is now in the team

Yes, Rory Byrne back Ferrari team in summer 2011.

#5 RE: Scuderia Ferrari by Sonny 02.01.2012 15:23

Zitat von Wolfie
Thanks for the information, Kurski

Ouch, Domi seems to be in the exactly same position he has put other drivers in for the last years... What goes around comes around

So the rumours were true, Byrne is back



He is. He was found in the back of the Ferrari garage at Monza 2011. I think it was around that time that he agreed to help the team for 2012. But for sure, he is back. I don't know what his official title is. Maybe consultant? But from what I have been able to gather.. He is having an impact on the 2012 Formula 1 car's design.

#6 RE: Scuderia Ferrari by Kurski 02.01.2012 15:27

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Zitat von Wolfie
Thanks for the information, Kurski

So the rumours were true, Byrne is back

See Byrne interview for December.

#7 RE: Scuderia Ferrari by YiNing 04.01.2012 15:49

LdM opened his mouth again...
http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/ ... ssas-seat/

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F1: Montezemolo Names Candidates For Massa’s Seat
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo is eyeing potential replacements for Felipe Massa in 2013...

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo (Pictured) won't rule out a possible driver change in 2013.

Luca di Montezemolo has defended Felipe Massa while conceding that a number of drivers at rival teams impressed him in 2011.

The Ferrari president is honoring Brazilian Massa's 2012 contract but making no secret that the Maranello-based team is keeping its mind open as to the identity of Fernando Alonso's next teammate.

"2012 is the crucial season for Felipe. We were not satisfied with his past season and neither was he," Montezemolo is quoted by Corriere dello Sport newspaper.

"What I cannot forget is the fact that Felipe was often faster than Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen. He helped Kimi to his championship and a year later was a hair short of being champion himself.

"If the tires warm up for him better next season, we believe Felipe can cope much better."

Naturally, however, Massa's seat is highly coveted within the F1 paddock, while Montezemolo admitted Ferrari is also keeping an eye on its options.

"Jenson Button was just excellent," said the Italian, referring to the 2011 championship runner-up who currently drives for McLaren.

"Mark Webber is a good second driver, and Nico Rosberg has done well with a car that has not been competitive.

"It is also good to develop drivers within yourself, so while Sergio Perez is a Sauber driver, in fact he has developed in Ferrari's academy.

"(And) Jules Bianchi could develop further if he can test," added Montezemolo, a staunch advocate for more testing in Formula One.

Montezemolo did not mention the recovering Polish driver Robert Kubica.


#8 RE: Scuderia Ferrari by ish678 04.01.2012 17:07

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Luca really is full of class. <img src=" title="roll" />

"Mark Webber is a good SECOND driver" (I quite enjoyed that sentence though) <img src=h" title="hih" />

#9 RE: Scuderia Ferrari by Kinga 04.01.2012 18:28

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Zitat von YiNing
LdM opened his mouth again...
http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/ ... ssas-seat/

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He helped Kimi to his championship and a year later was a hair short of being champion himself.




Sure, he did with being 2nd in the last race so Hamilton could be only 7th. That was the only way he helped Kimi because looking at those lap times he didn't slow down during Kimi's pit stop at all!!! So Kimi came 1st after the 2nd pit stop because he was simply faster than Felipe. <img src=" title="holy" />

#10 RE: Scuderia Ferrari by Spinster 04.01.2012 20:59

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luca time to stop working and go lurking from your cigare and whisky...please stop annoying me!!!!

grrrrrrrr <img src=" title="mad" />

#11 RE: Scuderia Ferrari by Kurski 06.01.2012 15:44

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Jose Luisf1 twitter:

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'

#12 RE: Scuderia Ferrari by Kurski 08.01.2012 12:12

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According to MARCA, Felipe Massa will test the car on the first day at Jerez.

Zitat von indianapolismotorspeedway.com
Ferrari’s Felipe Massa was also in contact with GRAND-AM about driving in the great endurance race this year, but has recently gone quiet.

#13 RE: Scuderia Ferrari by Kurski 08.01.2012 12:39

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Kurski, what's the deal about testing the first day? There was an article in TS about Vettel letting Webber test first and something caught my eye:

Febryary 7.-10. Jerez test.

It's not a bad thing, although Alonso and Vettel leave between the tests.

#14 RE: Scuderia Ferrari by Ragingjamaican 08.01.2012 15:53

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Zitat von Wolfie
Kurski, what's the deal about testing the first day? There was an article in TS about Vettel letting Webber test first and something caught my eye:

"According to German Auto, Motor und Sport -paper Vettel has already reserved the two last days in Jerez testing. This means that Webber has to take care of the possible so called children's diseases during the first two driving days. "

So it's a bad thing then, right?



The car is more likely to have problems in the first few days than the last.

#15 RE: Scuderia Ferrari by Sonny 08.01.2012 16:11

Zitat von Ragingjamaican

Zitat von Wolfie
Kurski, what's the deal about testing the first day? There was an article in TS about Vettel letting Webber test first and something caught my eye:

"According to German Auto, Motor und Sport -paper Vettel has already reserved the two last days in Jerez testing. This means that Webber has to take care of the possible so called children's diseases during the first two driving days. "

So it's a bad thing then, right?



The car is more likely to have problems in the first few days than the last.




Exactly. When you are first born.. There is about a 6month window in which the baby still has the proteins of the immune system from the mother.. Then the baby loses those proteins. As a result, the baby will actively build an immune system as they fight sickness. And as the baby ages, the immune system strengthens due to all it has encountered in the early days. That is the message. The team need to take a 'newborn' car and expose it to the elements (track). They watch and diagnose the car day-by-day. The more time the car has on track.. The more information the team can gather. And the more problem solving the team can do. Just as your immune system evolves to fight those new diseases it has yet to encounter.. The newborn car also has to fight the early problems of technical glitches before they can be diagnosed and fixed.

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