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Ferrari F2012 – diffuser update before Melbourne stays in the shadow


Launch spec

Ferrari tried a modified diffuser before Melbourne but the new diffuser is not  yet raced so far ( up to Bahrain) . It features an arched roof above the two large vertical fences ( enclosed by a yellow circle in the illustration below), a design concept origins from Red Bull RB6 ( 2010 car) .

Barcelona test on March

The team exploits the vortexes spilled by the V shaped  areas of the roof  to prevent any mixing  between the flow coming out from the centre  zone with the flow coming out from the side  tunnels of the diffuser .Of course absolute prevention of mixing is not possible to happen but the lesser degree it takes place the more efficient the diffuser becomes .

  1. LotusFan
    August 14, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I read somewhere that Ferrari had another major diffuer update at Mugello.Please shed some light on that because it is hard to find a clear image

  2. August 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    There were actually some modifications to the endplate bottoms ( see rear wing post) at Mugello . As regards diffuser itself there were at least 2 more updates (Spain and Valencia) and 1 at rear crash structure (Spain).

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