Ferrari’s aerodynamics has been a weakness for them in recent seasons but their approach to F1’s complicated new nose rules shows fresh thinking at work.
The final pre-season test in Bahrain saw the teams continue to work on ensuring their cars run reliably in hotter conditions. Here’s a look at the changes to the cars at the final test.
Every team bar Lotus turned up to the first test with new cars built to drastically changed regulations. John Beamer casts his eye over the notable innovations.
Formula One’s new generation of engines have to balance power against economy, meaning ‘full throttle’ and ‘full power’ are no longer the same thing,
John Beamer looks at how the first teams to reveal their 2014 cars have talked this year’s new rules.
As well as getting to grips with the new engine rules for 2014 teams also have to master restrictions on fuel use, which will be especially tough at certain tracks.
The minimum weight for Formula One cars is set to jump from 642kg to 690kg in 2014 – well up from the original 1961 limit of 450kg. Why do F1 cars keep getting heavier?
Allowing a racing car to run out of fuel is a failure of the most fundamental kind. So why do F1 teams run into exactly that kind of problem so often?
The DRS rules have been changed this year following objections from some drivers. But teams reckon it should still remain an area for development.
McLaren’s MP4-28 is outwardly similar to its predecessor but the differences between the two run deeper than might seem immediately apparent.