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).
New front suspension
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.
New Short Nose
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.
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
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.