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It is the second car made by Ferrari since the reintroduction of turbo engines in In the Italian marque struggled badly with a power unit that was overweight and under powered.
Chassis The most striking visual difference between the SFT and its predecessor is the lowering of the front end of the car in accordance with the change of regulations for the season.
After a few seasons of rather unappealing aesthetics, the rules permit the SFT an attractive nose shape which also brings excellent aerodynamic performance according to Ferrari.
The long nose is at odds with many teams who are trying hard to shorten their noses. A casual glance at the back of the car reveals a much more tightly packaged rear end which allows more downforce to be extracted from the critical surfaces around the rear of the car.
The rear wing family has been extensively redesigned to deliver stable performance in corners while producing a larger DRS effect on the straights. The front and rear brake ducts have been remodeled to produce more cooling of caliper and brake disk while generating more downforce than their counterparts.
Both front and rear suspension kinematics have been overhauled to present the tyre to the road in a manner that allows better use of the Pirelli rubber. As inthe current rules place heavy emphasis on the strong integration of Power Unit and Chassis. Integration is not just about packaging — finding neat homes for all the myriad equipment in the car — it is more about making sure that the PU and Chassis are specified so that the resulting vehicle will have the highest possible performance.
A range of carefully chosen design targets ensure that the SFT has optimum choice of cooling to provide the best overall downforce and power levels.
In addition to carefully Analysis of ferrari world internal airflow, the SFT has a much improved cooler matrix layout that allows several tenths of a second per lap compared to the previous year. Analysis Overall the SFT is a continuation of the concept seen on the FT, though Ferrari will hope that many of that cars short comings have been resolved.
One issue the Ferrari power unit had in was that it was over weight and did not produce enough power. But the minimum weight increase of 11kg over will certainly help in that department.
The SFT features twin cooling slots on the centre line of the engine cover above. These are similar to those used on the FT below. This centre section of the rear bodywork is one of only a few places where teams can place additional cooling ducts.
Most of the rest of the bodywork must be continuous with no holes. The purpose of the slots on the engine cover is almost certainly the same as it was incooling the turbocharger, as can be seen on this picture of the FT showing the cooling pipes from the duct feeding around the very large waste gate on the Ferrari V6.
With the slots seemingly the same size as the versions and in it suggests that perhaps Ferrari has not opted to split its compressor and turbine any more than it had done inwhere they were split but both mounted at the rear of the V6.
It should be noted though that the ducts now sit notably further forward on the engine cover. It could be that Ferrari is developing its own Mercedes style totally split turbo to introduce later in the season. The cooling package on the SFT also seems to be very similar to that of the FT, though perhaps the sidepod ducts are slightly smaller.
The overall shape and concept of the ducts though is very similar when you compare the design above with the design below.
The new car appears to have a slightly larger undercut at the leading edge of the sidepod. Optimising the heat exchanger position and detail design can indeed bring big gains but it is a specialist task which Ferrari has probably outsourced.
From the rear however there seems to be little difference between the under cut at the front of the side pod on the new car above and the old below The roll hoop and associated air ducts on the SFT below appear similar in concept to the design but there are a number of subtle differences.
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The overall shape and size of the main duct, which supplies combustion air to the V6 engine seems to be unchanged. The roll hoop support which leant forward slightly on the old car has been replaced with a straighter but thicker design on the newer car.
Compare the design above with the version below The cooling duct beneath the main duct thought to be for electronic boxes has moved upwards and grown significantly in size. One of the more interesting differences between the two cars in this region can be seen in the comparison pictures above, the distance between the front of the roll hoop duct and the downward sweep of the engine cover.
On the new car there is a much longer distance between the front of the roll hoop inlet and the rear of the monocoque which can be seen when looking at the panel join linesadditionally the flat topped section continues even further back than before.
The reason for the extension is not yet clear but will relate to air flow to the power unit. It may be that if Ferrari has adopted variable inlet trumpets as allowed under the rules then the increased height this will cause in the plenum and associated ducting may cause the difference.
There will inevitably be much discussion about the nose and front of the SFT but the nose seems to be relatively conventional in concept for a car on first impressions.
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