The 2019 Formula One season will see some rule changes and, as part of this, Ferrari is adapting its front wing specification to fall in line with these new regulations. In this article we take a look at whether this will have any impact.
Put simply, the new regulations encourage closer racing between cars – heightening the excitement for spectators at the Monaco F1 Paddock Club, as well as others around the world. Ferrari’s testing hoped to develop a keener aerodynamic formula but in reality, 2019 front wings will be wider and deeper, thereby managing tyre airflow in an entirely different manner.
The test was run at an Abu Dhabi pre-2019 free practice session on Kimi Raikkonen’s car, removing parts of the wing on the mainplane as well as adapting its endplates. Its aim was to assess the pressure distributions behind each of the … Read the rest