Formula 1 Technology: The updates of the top teams in Le Castellet
© Giorgio Piola Unterboden of the Ferrari F1-75 at the France Grand Prix 2022 in Le Castellet shortly before the summer break in the Formula 1 season 2022 Technically added the three top teams Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull and their vehicles for the France Grand Prix in Le Castellet ( track all units here in the Formula 1 live ticker! ). new to the Ferrari F1-75 is the front area of the underbody , for example, and the team also has a modified diffuser with them.
© Motorsport Images Mattia Binotto would like to prevent the planned FIA measures
should progress with its plans to the new sub-floors for 2023, which one would like to adjust for safety reasons, then it will be Ferrari is likely to defend yourself against it, as team boss Mattia Binotto emphasizes. The dispute over a new regulations for the coming year had started speed in the past few weeks.
It is still about porpoising that you want to get under control. Mercedes in particular campaigns for this and takes an medical report as the basis . However, the competition believes that the silver arrows would benefit the most from a possible change.
McLaren supports underbody advance: FIA does not buckle
© Motorsport Images The McLaren-responsible Andreas Seidl and Zak Brown In conversation The dispute over the upcoming underbody rules heats the minds in the Formula 1 paddock. While , under the leadership of Red Bull and Ferrari, want to re-vote and the FIA, on the other hand, Mercedes and McLaren in particular welcome the procedure of the World Automobile Association.
A new technical guideline is already being used in Belgium, which is supposed to prevent excessive bouncing, but it should not remain: the FIA wants to force the teams to raise the edges of the sub -floors and the diffuser channel. The association could play the card security in order to push through the measures against the desire of the teams.
Ferrari wants to stop FIA
But some teams are not sure whether this is really a safety-relevant problem: For Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto, there is "no reason why we should make changes for security reasons," as he says. "If you look at the past races, I don't see a security problem."
"If the FIA would change the Aero rules for 2023, it would be very bad at this time. . "There is no reason why it should be done for security reasons. I think that can't happen, that's that simple."
Zoff! Red Bull Sauer on Mercedes
Next round in Zoff around the lower floors! Red Bull finds clear words in the direction of Mercedes and a possible change of rule by the FIA. The silver arrows point out the black Peter. © provided by Sport1.de Zoff! Red Bull Sauer On Mercedes on the route, Mercedes Red Bull cannot currently hold the water. Behind the scenes in the paddock, however, the two teams fight against each other as well as in the epic World Cup duel 2021.
"and you should do that," adds the Italian, "then we will try to understand how we can stop them. Because we just don't agree with you."
FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem announced this week on Twitter that the revised technical regulations for 2023 had already been sent to the WMSC motorsport worldwed.
Ferrari and Red Bull on one page
, however, is unclear whether anything was agreed with the teams, since the FIA does not require any approval when it comes to security issues. The originally intended increase of 25 millimeters was not well received by the teams, but a compromise was considered. The teams would like to have a quick clarification because they have to prepare for 2023.
Ferrari and Red Bull are competitors in the World Cup, but they are on the same side when it comes to underbody. "If you discuss the regulations and the future, this is for the benefit of Formula 1, and there should only be common sense that is the well -being of Formula 1," says Binotto.
"are the rules of the rules in comparison to Red Bull in our favor or not? To be honest, I don't know, I don't care," he emphasizes. "I think if you make such a balance on every single topic, then it becomes lobbying and advocacy, which is not good for sport in the medium or long-term."
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