Pat Fry was on the Sky F1 Report today and he had a few interesting things to say about his time at Ferrari. He said with Luca di in charge everything was about winning the next race. It was all next race, next race. So their goals were too short term. As a result a lot of stuff was 8-10 years out of date. It took 6 months to figure out what was wrong with the wind tunnel and 1.5 years to fix it. Only a fraction of the budget was put into simulation tools - it was going to take 7-8 years to catch up. He reckons that now the right tools are in place and a management team that are more likely to have the bigger picture in mind
I had a rough idea it was bad but I didn't realise the simulation stuff was that bad. Kind of amazing they were even competitive. I was never really fond of Fry but I kinda felt for him in that chat. It must have been frustrating as hell to work in an environment like that... and then get the blame for their failures
Asphalt_World wrote:Well, even if it is an official image, wings and other intricate areas of the car are normally hidden until first testing at least with these mocked up pictures using fairly standard wings.
This is very true and you are right obviously, I just saw it and immediately thought "oh not again"...!