Ferrari not ditching pullrod front suspension layout for 2014

Ferrari F138 front suspension

Ferrari F138 front suspension

Reports that Ferrari has ditched its innovative pullrod front suspension layout for their 2014 car were apparently wide of the mark.

In late November, Autosprint reported that the Maranello team had “almost certainly” decided to revert to the more conventional pushrod for its new V6-powered car, used by every other team except struggling McLaren in 2013.

Indeed, jjust last week, the authoritative Formula 1 technical illustrator, Giorgio Piola, agreed that his sources also said that Ferrari – third in last year’s Constructors’ Championship – would not have pullrod suspension this year.

“Usually the information from Giorgio Piola is bulletproof,” said Tobias Gruner, correspondent for Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.¬†“But even the best-connected experts are apparently also sometimes fed false information.”

Meanwhile Ferrari said on Monday that returnee Kimi Raikkonen will be at the wheel of the 2014 car in the new simulator at Maranello over three days this week.

Raikkonen also revealed his lukewarm reasoning for picking ‘lucky’ number 7 for his new, permanent race number.

“It’s the number I already had last year and I saw no reason to change it,” he said. “I like it, which is good enough, isn’t it?” (GMM)

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  • Hawk

    trsut Kimi. he will not fuss over a number

  • Hawk


  • O’Ferrari

    Also his average starting position.

  • Fernando Aloser

    No O’Ferrari that is Alfonso’s usual starting position.
    Next year he is sure to start behind Kimi and finish that way too.
    We will finally get to see just how overrated the cheating miserable cretin, Fernanda Alfonso really is!
    He will be humiliated just like he was humiliated by a rookie in 07!
    And then O’Ferrari, along with your depraved lover The Fan, then it will be your turn to feel the humiliation.

  • Nowhereman

    What does his number have to do with pull rod suspension.
    Another POS article.
    Ferrari will revert back to pushrod suspenders due to the fact that they work better and the aero trade off is minimal.

  • Red Horizon

    If they keep the pull-rod, I suspect that they have introduced it in 2012 already looking forward to 2014.

  • LOL

    Wide of the mark? WTH? Is that another lame british expression?

  • Red Bull Cheats

    @Fernando Aloser, it will be nice in 6 months time when you come here and say “I was wrong, Alonso is awesome.” Sucker.

  • Zombie Jebus

    100 Euros says Mclaren have ditched their copy-cat pullrod suspension! They were clueless with it and it showed!

  • sidewinder 21

    Fernando Aloser 1/16/2014 This Is one of the reasons I don’t even read these comments. When I read an idiotic comment like the one this guy wrote , I have to think why don’t you go back and watch the WWF and sit your but on the couch and drink your beer and try to follow wrestling If that’s even possible for this GENIUS