Having already examined the Mercedes and Red Bull cars as presented for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, it's time to turn our attention to the car that is currently setting the standard in the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship, the Ferrari F1-75.
After being the quickest car in Bahrain, the Ferrari was defeated by a slender margin in Saudi Arabia. But, given the idiosyncratic nature of the circuit, it's not a reason for Ferrari to panic, particularly as Red Bull's slightly lower downforce choice proved a decisive factor.
With the team enjoying a comprehensive weekend of sure-footed speed in Bahrain, it's not surprising Ferrari opted against any significant changes to the car for Saudi Arabia.
The biggest difference made between the two weekends was to the rear wing, with a deeper spoon profile using higher extremities than before in a bid to reduce drag.
Rear suspension changes catch the eye
It is important to note that some elements, notably the rear suspension, are playing a pivotal role in the current performance of the F1-75.
In detail, it is very interesting to see that the rear pull-rod suspension is using a rising rate system. This can vary its stiffness in relation to the increasing aero load.
Also of interest is the adjustment rod on the pull-rod arm. This allows for very rapid changes in set-up without needing to change the torsion bars and completely pull off the bodywork.
In brief, these are micrometrical adjustments that prove the sensitivity of the current underfloor aerodynamics to the fine-tuning of the suspension.
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