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Ferrari: 2014 F1 cars will get ‘much quicker’ rapidly



james allison fernando alonso scuderia ferrariFerrari F1 team technical head James Allison is belives that, this year F1 cars will get rapid increase in the performance level before the beginning of the season.

After the first pre-season test at Jerez, number of driver’s says that, new V6 powered 2014 F1 cars a bit too slow now, although they are still massively difficult to drive. Mostly the drivers are struggling with lacking in cornering speed

Allison’s explanation will relieve some of those uncertainties, and he explained that the opening test at Jerez all challengers focus on engine performance and reliability. Also the upcoming aerodynamic development will increase the pace in brand new V6 machines.

“Just look at the size of the rear wings – they are more or less Canada-type rear wings,” Allison told Autosport.

“That is roughly where the down-force of the [2014] car is. There is also not the blowing of the floor either.

“But new rules offer new opportunities, so the rate of finding down-force is quite steep. You never know when it is going to slacken off, but it is showing no signs of that at the moment.”

Jenson Button the only driver expressed, no worries over new F1 cars speed, and he belives the maximum performance will get before the Australian GP.

“When we go to the first race everyone is going to be much faster, and by the end of the year we might not be that far off, a couple of seconds.” he said.

Williams’ chief test and support engineer Rod Nelson said that teams would use the forthcoming Bahrain tests to focus on speed much more, although it may not be until the final run that true performance becomes clear.

“I’ve got about 300 things on my list to do, and I think we’ve knocked off about 50 so far, we’ve got a load of stuff to do. We’ve got a whole race distance to run, which isn’t all about qualifying pace.” he explained.

“We’ve got different tests we’re looking at to look at tyre degradation versus first lap performance for example. We’ll have a lot of the new aero components that we’re expecting for Melbourne will come for the second Bahrain test.”

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