Ferrari, Mercedes Update F1 Cars for Hockenheim
For the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, the Brackley based team have brought a new set of improvements for the W01, triggered at further closing the gap on the championship front-runners. Actually, the parts to be implemented on the car are nothing new, but developed features that were already debuted in the last few races: the blown diffuser and the F-duct system.
“Unfortunately the wind tunnel can't simulate everything, like the impact of hot exhaust gases at high speed. But if everything works as planned, we can be confident,” said team boss Ross Brawn according to Auto Motor und Sport.
“We have worked hard. We have sorted out many of the problems we've seen in the last two races,” added Mercedes' motorsport director Norbert Haug.
On the other hand, Mercedes' competition doesn't rest either, as Ferrari will also continue their step-by-step development programme for the second part of the season with a developed blown diffuser.
“On Friday we'll see if it brings the effects we hope for,” said Fernando Alonso. According to Italy's Autosprint, Ferrari are preparing another major upgrade for the F10 shortly after the summer break in August, due to be debuted at Spa-Francorchamps.