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Is Mr. Wolff campaigning for office?

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From James Allen and Dominic Harlow

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And, more from the two experts:

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Much as I liked di Montezemolo and respect what he did for Ferrari, his latest comments are a bit sour grapish...

...especially considering...

That's a helluva lotta "recognition" from where I'm sitting!!
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He's always came across very egotistical.
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Image wrote:Pirelli test gets underway at Paul Ricard with three teams

Le Castellet, 25 January – It’s hardly a taste of the season to come, but this test, requested by Pirelli and running for two days, starting today at the Paul Ricard circuit, is nevertheless useful in assessing changes made to the full wet tyres. Kimi Raikkonen for Scuderia Ferrari, Daniel Ricciardo for Red Bull and Stoffel Vandoorne for McLaren are all running last year’s cars, as they try various specifications of extreme wets. The test got underway at 9.30 this morning at the French track, which has been artificially soaked. The type of tyre being used from run to run is not being disclosed as the session is being carried out as a “blind test.” By the middle of the day, Raikkonen had covered around 50 laps, with the session continuing until 5pm.
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Image wrote:Paul Ricard Test - “A very useful session”

Kimi pleased at the end of his Pirelli wet tyre test

Le Castellet, 25 January – Scuderia Ferrari stopped work with over an hour to go to the track closure at the end of the first day of wet weather tyre testing, organised by Pirelli at the Paul Ricard circuit. Kimi Raikkonen completed 99 laps at the wheel of an SF15-T, working his way through all the sets made available by the Italian supplier. “It was like a normal day of testing,” commented the Finn at the end of the session. “I think it’s too early to say much about these prototype tyres, but it was a very useful session, because everyone was running under the same conditions. It’s been a while since we’ve driven and, even if it was just one day, there’s always something you can learn from it.” Tomorrow, the Scuderia will be back on track, with Sebastian Vettel at the wheel for the second and final day of the test.

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Image wrote:Paul Ricard Test - Vettel takes over at the wheel

Final day of Pirelli wet tyre testing

Le Castellet, 26 January –Testing continues at the Paul Ricard circuit, chosen by Pirelli for a session given over to wet tyre development for the coming season.
After Kimi Raikkonen provided the data yesterday, this morning it was Sebastian Vettel’s turn to slip into the cockpit of the SF15-T at the French circuit, using the short 3.530 km version, which was artificially watered. A change in the Red Bull camp too, where Daniil Kvyat took over from Daniel Ricciardo, while at McLaren, Stoffel Vandoorne is driving for a second day. There are more runs planned today- ten in total – and Vettel has already completed over 80 laps.

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Image wrote:Paul Ricard Test - 134 laps for Sebastian

The Pirelli test ends with a “marathon”

Le Castellet, 26 January – With nine planned runs completed today, the Pirelli test drew to a close. It was an opportunity to fire up the engines after a two month break, courtesy of a special test to look at 2016 wet weather tyres. The distances planned for today’s running were much bigger than yesterday, with longer runs to evaluate the behaviour of the prototype tyres in variable track conditions.
In the closing stages, Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time, with a 1.06.750, running intermediate tyres. “It’s always useful to drive a car,” commented the German at the end of the day. “It was fun, even if, with a lot of different prototype tyres, you may get different results, without knowing which tyres we are testing, or if they are going to be used in the future or not. You can have a rough idea which tyres you test and how the tyres were last year, but it’s not clear what’s going to happen with the tyres after this, even if for sure there are some results, but it’s too early to say. It was dryer than yesterday, as they put less water on the track, but they provided us with very consistent conditions.” Sebastian completed a total of 134 laps today, equivalent to around 473 km.

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Hopefully, it's this "simple"!! :yes:

Image wrote:Analysis: Could new F1 tyre rules help Ferrari topple Mercedes?

While most are expecting the 2016 season to be another Mercedes whitewash, Franco Nugnes says that Formula 1's new tyre regulations could help bring Ferrari into the picture...

...Ferrari’s medium problem

Marrying up Ferrari’s form in 2015 with the tyre choices that were available delivers some clues about how its results were impacted by which compounds were on offer.

In 2015, the soft tyre was selected for 15 races. The medium tyre was picked for 13 races, while the super soft got six outings and the hard just four.

In the four races that did not feature the soft tyre, Sebastian Vettel managed to win in Malaysia, but struggled against Mercedes in Spain, Britain and Japan...

...Aerodynamic load...

...For Ferrari, less downforce meant the car was better able to deal with the soft tyres to keep them alive longer.

However, that characteristic meant it especially struggled to get temperature in to the medium compounds, particularly in the early laps of each stint...

...Avoiding the medium

For the first four races of 2016, Pirelli has announced that teams can pick from the super soft, soft, medium.

And, as the rules states, Pirelli has made it compulsory that drivers have available for each of the races one set of medium and one set of soft tyres.

However, the rules do not force them to use both – which means Ferrari can steer clear of the medium and instead concentrate on its preferred soft tyre if it so wishes...
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With a cursory understanding of the mechanics involved, it sounds like Ferrari has not been sitting on their laurels!! :clap:

Image wrote:New Ferrari F1 2016: specifications of the 667

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Ferrari F1 present several innovations with their 2016 machine, the project codename is 667. It will be the first Ferrari developed from start to finish under the direction of James Allison (last year machine SF15-T was initiated by Tombazis and Fry).

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Claimed by “La Gazzetta dello Sport” and by”Autosprint“, following years of pull-rod suspension, Ferrari would have finally decided to return to a push-rod suspension.

Nicholas Tombazis and Pat Fry introduced pull-rod suspension in F2012, but fans not impressed with pull-rod. But James Allison would have decided that to adapt push-rod suspension, to go back to traditional and more realistic, the push-rod suspension.

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Autosprint claims, is the nose, with the rounded shape of 2015 giving way to a more Toro Rosso-style setup for the new season.

The Italian expecting new nose solution will allow a greater flow of air in the area of the base and the ability to generate more downforce at the front.

Autosprint reports that Ferrari’s engineers could also adopt S-Duct on the car, during the 2016 season, a solution already seen last 2015 season.

Tighter Rear

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One of the main problems of 2015 Ferrari F1 were the sidepods (and the rear): too large compared the other top teams.

Ferrari 667 will set, tighter engine cover and tighter sidepods, new gearbox, pull-road rear suspension. May be a different inclination for the radiators

A new engine block

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MGU-K removed from the back to the lower-left side of the engine block.

The intercooler should be removed from the “V”, and it will be positioned, presumably, in the chassis.

New crankcase for Ferrari 667 more tighter than last year. These changes should allow engineers to work with more freedom to improve downforce at the rear. The Ferrari 667 will show major changes in gearbox and the engine cover.

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On Image Staff wrote:Analysis - the radical power unit changes set to boost Ferrari in 2016
...According to Formula1.com’s technical illustrator Giorgio Piola, Ferrari are set to make a raft of changes to their car for 2016, including the introduction of pushrod front suspension, a shorter nose (which falls somewhere between what Mercedes and Toro Rosso used in 2015), lower sidepods with a narrower ‘coke bottle’ rear end, and a narrower gearbox.

But the most important and radical innovations are in the layout of the Italian team’s power unit...

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© Giorgio Piola

...the large intercooler (1, top drawing) used last year has been removed from the ‘V’ of the engine and replaced with two smaller intercooler elements (1, bottom drawing)...
...the MGU-H (2) remains in the same position...
...the MGU-K (3) and placed it low down on left side of the engine...
...new oil tank (4) meanwhile is both lower and wider than before...
...variable inlet trumpets (5)...
...the clutch (6) is no longer in the engine but inside the gearbox bellhousing...

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On Image wrote:Ferrari has matched Mercedes power unit says Rivola

Ferrari is ready to take on Mercedes in 2016, according to the Italian marque's long-time team manager Massimo Rivola.

For the new season, Rivola is leaving the fabled race team to head Maranello's driver development academy, but he is nonetheless expecting a good showing from Ferrari.

"We could do some nice results in the past year," he was quoted as saying at an Italian automobile club event in Sicily, "and the new project seems to have been both healthy.

"Everyone is expecting a great championship from Ferrari," Rivola added.

"As for the power unit, I am convinced that the team has done a great job and has prepared an engine that has reached the level of performance of Mercedes," he is quoted by Speed Week.

"With the chassis, we hope we will find the competitiveness that we were missing last year," said Rivola.

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On Image Jennifer Ong wrote:Formula 1 Rumors: Ferrari Roars 2016 Power Unit, Schumacher Jr. To Join Team

The Scuderia Ferrari team knows how to tease fans. Recently, it offered a peek of its brand new power unit via a teaser video posted on its official Twitter page. The thing is, you can’t see how it actually looks like. Nonetheless, fans are treated to the magnificent sound of the engine’s roar that tells you Ferrari is going to be more competitive since it last won the constructor’s championship in 2008.

Nothing much has been announced about Scuderia Ferrari’s car for the season yet, really. All everyone knows is that it has been codenamed 667 and that the team has been working on it tirelessly in its factory in Maranello throughout the holiday season.

Recently, Formula1.com technical illustrator Giorgio Piola offered some analysis regarding changes Ferrari is looking to do on their car to make it more competitive. Among these will be the adoption of variable inlet trumpets that would give better tuning of air/fuel mixture during combustion as well as a shorter nose, narrower gearbox, narrower “coke bottle” rear end and first-time use of pushrod front suspension.

The mood surrounding this team is one of cautious optimism. According to a report from Autosport.com, the Maranello-based outfit has been anxious throughout the Christmas season. “We’re working very hard, we’re very tense, we’re terrified because we’re afraid of the future, so we’re not relaxed, “ Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene explained.

Meanwhile, it seems Ferrari may soon be working with another Schumacher if current rumors are true. Mick Schumacher, also fondly called Schumacher Jr., is said to be making a play to join Ferrari-linked team Prema. According to a report from Wheels 24, it seems Schumacher Jr. managed to impress Prema team boss Angelo Rosin.

“Mick did a very good job in his tests for us. We are very interested in working with him in the forthcoming season,” he said. However, recent reports also suggested that the 16-year-old may opt to stay in Formula 4 and delay his entry into the European F3 series for another year instead.
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