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Old 16th June 2009, 23:30   #1
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Massa on monday conducted an aerodynamic shakedown at Fiorano. (Because an aero test must only involve straight line testing, the Scuderia actually had to modify the safety barriers at its Fiorano track)

Ferrari will introduce at Silverstone:
  • A new front wing
  • Other parts on the front end of the car
  • New front suspension geometry, aimed at allowing a change in the carís weight distribution, bringing it further forward.* (This new suspension geometry is aimed at promoting more front end grip, which should help overcome one of the carís Achilles heels, namely the fact it has struggled to get tyres up to operating temperature over one timed lap, which is an essential requirement in Qualifying.)
  • A lighter chassis (Chassis 277 for Felipe, same specs as Kimi used the last couple of races)
  • A lighter version of the KERS system
  • New wheel flanges
  • New mounting system for them
  • Some other aerodynamic updates
  • The car needed to complete and completed a front end crash test for the updates
Felipe Massa is confident that the updates will help lift the performance of Ferrari at this weekend's British Grand Prix and is sure that the high-speed Silverstone track should suit the team's improved car better than Turkey.

*The ability to alter the carís weight distribution with a more forward bias should also be a help at a track like Silverstone: in simple terms, in fast corners Ė a feature of Silverstone and the last race in Istanbul Ė it is best to have the weight moved forward, whereas at slower tracks it is best to have the weight biased towards the rear. This explains why Ferrari was very competitive in Monaco, or in Sector 3 in Turkey, as opposed to the first two sections of Istanbul Park. The F60, mainly due to the installation of the KERS system, has an inherent bias towards the rear in terms of its weight distribution.

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Massa on the problems at the Turkish Grand Prix:
"We believe that with the very high track temperatures, we ran too low on the downforce and should have run with more rear wing, because as the temperature rises, the grip from the tyres went down and we needed to compensate for that.

As the temperature gradually got higher, our cars were running slower and slower in the first sector of the track; the one where you need the most downforce. In other words, the problem we had was related to the way we worked, rather than any specific fault on the car."

http://www.ferrari.com/English/News/...p_Preview.aspx

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Massa's Preview on British GrandPrix

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Old 16th June 2009, 23:33   #2
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Even if F1 goes on, this could be the last race at Silverstone. Makes this a must watch race. Anachronix, nice profile pic!
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Vettel on pole with Barrichello 2nd. Button starts 6th.
Ferrari 9th and 11th. Hamilton 19th.
Would love to see how Button responds. It's his home GP.
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Webber blames 'vodka drinking' Raikkonen - Planet-F1 News - from planet-f1.com

Yeah Mark, how about you win a race before teaching a champ how to drive?
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What was that about ? All I saw was Raikonnen slightly ahead on the straight before he moved over for Mark
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What was that about ? All I saw was Raikonnen slightly ahead on the straight before he moved over for Mark
Thats the usual load of trash a driver says when his team mate out performs him!

Kimi moved over clearly and I am not sure why Webber has to pull such comments publicly!
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Thats a sad excuse Webber . Go Vettel !
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Well here's Webber's on board showing the incident. Kimi is on the racing line. No doubt there. But still, I doubt Webber lost much.



Anyway, he does seem to be making those comments in a light mood unlike what I thought first.

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For a change K Nakajima is placed fourth in the grid ahead of Nico Rosberg. Let us hope he drives sanely in the first corner after start.

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Vettel dominates British GP for a RedBull 1-2 . Fastst lap Vettel . Perfect .
Goodbye Silverstone . We will miss you !
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Goodbye Silverstone . We will miss you !
I know what you mean. But in a way its a good thing cos its one of the few awesome tracks that FOTA can get without hassles
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I know what you mean. But in a way its a good thing cos its one of the few awesome tracks that FOTA can get without hassles
I guess that is the silver lining in the looming dark clouds of F1 !
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Nice race for Vettel and Webber. I hope they continue that way. Long way to go, but atleast the gap between Button and him is not as big as it was. 2nd place is now well within his sight. Barrichello will struggle to keep it.
Nice to see Alonso vs. Hamilton as well - old school racing.
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