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GP Week : Issue 214
the 2015 testing continues TeCHNICAL PaoLo FILISettI Technical Editor Brazil, the penultimate race, represented a test bench for all the teams that are in fact already in 2015 mindset as next season is much closer than it appears, and development of the last component to be fitted on the cars that will be built in January, is hugely time consuming. As we predicted in our previous tech review, from Austin, it was very likely that teams like Ferrari and McLaren would have kept running with new parts to carry out some important data gathering. This actually happened and it was interesting to note how advanced the state of final development is of multiple solutions that will be part of next year ’s cars. Ferrari, as it did at Austin, continued its testing of some solutions that are part of 2015 project. One of these elements is the rear suspension that will play a pivotal role in the definition of the rear end of the 2015 car. There was a deep evaluation of the rear end elements that will help, also in the Abu Dhabi test after the season finale, to better understand the new tyres Pirelli will bring as a preview of the 2015 specs ones. McLaren was very active too, even though it was much more a question of small details pertaining to the font wing. It is expected for Abu Dhabi that a deep evolution of the current car will appear, thanks to the efforts already produced by Peter Prodromou since he joined the Woking based squad. Mercedes, on the other hand, due to the fact that the drivers’ title battle is now at its very final stage didn’t sport any particular development, even though the existing W05 hybrid has been deeply developed, until Sochi at least, with crucial attention to the rear aero and in particular to the diffuser, coupled to an endless evolution of the front wing and bargeboards. Sao Paulo RACE SECTOR ANALYSIS T1 TIME ANALYSIS RANGE 18,186(HAM) – 18,793(RAI) 18 18.2 18.4 18.6 18.8 19 ALO RAI VET RIC MAG BUT MAS BOT HAM ROS T1 T1 RACE SECTOR ANALYSIS T1 SPEED ANALYSIS RANGE 337,5 Kmh(BOT) – 317,1 KMH(RAI) 317 320 323 326 329 332 335 338 ALO RAI VET RIC MAG BUT MAS BOT HAM ROS SPEED 1 SPEED 1 TECHNICAL 36 GPWEEK.com // 36 GPWEEK.com // F1 >>> BRAZIL PARTNERS: