Kyle.Engineers: Ferrari F1-75 Analysis and Initial Thoughts

Kyle.Engineers provides analysis and insights into one of the most anticipated and important cars in Ferrari history, the F1-75, which Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz will campaign in the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship.

The retro red Ferrari F1-75 broke cover last week and on it lay the hopes not only of everyone at Maranello but also the legions of Tifosi with high expectation for a car that has been more than two years in the making.

Kyle Forster says in the intro says of the F1-75: “With one of the most unique bodywork concepts out there, the Ferrari has certainly given us a lot to talk about! One thing a lot of people have glossed over though is all the little details on the car, there’s actually some very interesting stuff here!”

Team principal Mattia Binotto and his team have a great deal riding on the effectiveness of this car, with two highly capable drivers eager to win should the equipment allow.

Talk out of Maranello is bullish ahead of preseason testing from 23 to 25 February at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, prior to which the team are scheduled to run a ‘Filming Day’ before they get down to the serious business of testing.

On the occasion of the Ferrari F1-75 launch chassis boss Enrico Cardile said: “The rule changes in 2022 are undoubtedly the most radical of the last 40 years. As a team we adopted a systemic and integrated approach to the challenge, defining clear priorities among the many objectives, often at odds with each other.

“In tandem with the car development, we improved our simulation tools, to bring light into the dark corners that existed in the past.

Cardile: Aerodynamics was definitely our number one priority

He added: “We approached it with an open mind and seized the opportunity of the rule changes to go in many different directions, bucking the trends of recent years.

This open-mindedness has extended to the development of the suspension: the new rules have imposed a general rethink, with the aim of giving us the flexibility to manage a brand-new car concept and tyres with different properties to those used up until now.

In short, so many variables came into play, making it a challenging and exciting exercise,” concluded Cardile.

Ferrari’s power unit was upwardly mobile last year and their engine guru Enrico Gualtieri was also fired up: “It has been an intense and exciting challenge. All components have been re-evaluated: some have been optimised, while others were decidedly innovative.

“We started from the main concept of seeking the utmost efficiency in the energy transformation process, from the chemical one in terms of combustion to the mechanical one, to the crankshaft.

“Everything else has been designed with this goal in mind. Working in an equally practical way, we also defined a power unit layout that best meets the needs of our colleagues on the chassis side, in view of the new technical regulations.

“We have worked with passion, determination and team spirit, aware of the responsibility of honouring not only our team goals but also the spirit of the entire company, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year,” added Gualteri.

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