Ferrari will introduce new features in its car from the race at Imola, and hopes to continue to be one of the dominant forces on the grid as it has been in the first two rounds of the course in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
This means that the Maranello team’s engineers will work to achieve two goals: improve the efficiency of the F1-75 and eliminate the annoying porpoising generated when driving at high speed on the straights.
Waiting for a new bottom specifically designed to limit this rebound effect that forces the car to increase its ground clearance and also entails a loss of downforce, the Italians have decided to add several elements to the nose of the Charles car Leclerc to collect even more data.
Laser meter installed on the Ferrari F1-75
The leader of the Formula 1 world championship will have to carry out aerodynamic tests during the first free practice sessions of the Australian Grand Prix with sensors that Ferrari has equipped on its car to accurately measure the height of the front wing compared to the asphalt.
Normally, one of these sensors is mounted under the bodywork or in the nose, something that can be easily seen by the laser line that is reflected on the track, however, on this occasion, Maranello have gone a step further to introduce no fewer than five laser measurement devices .
In addition to the one located in the center of the nose, there are two on the outside of each side to know the separation with respect to the asphalt when the car changes the load and the flex due to the effect of the air flow.
The simple fact that the mounts for the laser cameras are not artificial, but are custom designed and built, suggests that these measuring instruments will be seen in the future, becoming very important in the development of new single-seaters. with ground effect.
The Ferrari F1-75 with push-rod suspension in the garage in Australia