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Ferrari F150o front zone – relocation of nose cameras


 

 

          In China Alonso’s F150o was equipped with a new front wing but only for the free sessions (the new wing debuted in Turkey  will be explained in another post) . To evaluate and understand the new front wing’s performance mechanics applied yellow fluorescent paint on the flaps and endplates .Besides it is no secret  that one of the weakest aerodynamic areas on the Ferrari car is the front zone.

        To even help downforce production the camera winglets ,with their former position to be on the nose cone sides , are now relocated between the nose pillars expanding the effective surface of the main flap sector  (the inside pillar placement of  cameras was also raced by Red Bull last season).

       After the free Friday sectors end  Ferrari fitted back for race the Malaysian front wing spec with the higher placed nose cone cameras .

PS = fluorescent paint is a good method to visualize the flow on the flaps and aero components to track down possible spots that cause airflow detachments from the flaps (many teams including Mc Laren , Ferrari , Williams ,Red Bull tried fluorescent paint in the past )

 

 

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  1. Vaggelis
    November 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Very interesting details for the subject.

    • November 24, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      Welcome on board Vaggelis . In general nose cone cameras should have a neutral impact on aerodynamic performance but in some occasions teams manage to exploit certain positions of the cameras to gain advantage .

  2. papadee
    November 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    What positions , can you name a few for example?

  3. November 27, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    close to the nose tip (Mc Laren a few years ago) , at nose cone sides (typical , in various height range) and between nose pillars are some examples

    • papadee
      November 27, 2011 at 11:51 pm

      thanks a lot.Never spotted the variety of nose camera positioning

  1. December 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm

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