Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) brought its latest aerodynamics to the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang this weekend as chases the Red Bull for 2nd place in the F1 Constructors’ Championship.
The Scuderia’s technical department continues to develope its SF16-H racer.
With millions of dollars in prize money at stake in the battle with Red Bull to finish up behind MercedesAMG this season, Ferrari will keep driving to improve its race car’s performance until the end of the season, the lower tier teams are now focused on Y 2017’s improvements.
This weekend Ferrari brought several aerodynamic upgrades to its car for Sepang’s unique conditions, which will be both track specific because of the cooling requirements of the venue, and also aimed at increasing downforce.
Sebastian Vettel declared after the Singapore Grand Prix that he was confident Ferrari’s package had been improved recently and that its update could help deliver strong results in the final stages of the Y 2016 campaign.
“I think if we get everything right [it can happen],” explained Mr. Vettel. “We know we have a strong package for sure.
“Some races we didn’t deliver all we could – some were up to us, and some because of stuff that happened. But for sure it didn’t end up so far the way we wanted, and we are not where we wanted to be.
“I think we believe in ourselves. For sure we are not entirely where we want to be in terms of raw pace, sometimes better or sometimes worse, but at tracks like Singapore it is generally more close.
“We expected to be competitive, and then there is always a chance to win or fight for a solid podium. Unfortunately it didn’t turn out for both of us.
“But we have confidence. There are some bits coming still. We are here to fight and that is what we are going to do.”
The 56-lap Malaysian race is the 16th round of this year’s championship. German Sebastian Vettel won the race for Ferrari last season.
MercedesAMG team drivers; Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are battling each for the drivers’ title. Mr. Rosberg has 273 points, 8 ahead of 2nd-placed Hamilton with 5 races to run.
|NYSE:RACE||51.49||28 September 2016||1.37||50.65||51.54||50.59||730,900|
|HeffX-LTN Analysis for RACE:||Overall||Short||Intermediate||Long|
|Bullish (0.33)||Bullish (0.25)||Very Bullish (0.50)||Bullish (0.25)|
Watch the Race
Both Channel 4 and Sky Sports F1 will broadcast the full race weekend live starting with Friday free practice including Saturday qualifying and the race on Sunday.
(All times stated BST)
Friday, 30 September:
BOTH LIVE Sky Sports F1 & Channel 4 Malaysian GP FP1 – 03:00-04:30
BOTH LIVE Sky Sports F1 & Channel 4 Malaysian GP FP2 – 07:00-08:30
Saturday, 1 October:
BOTH LIVE Sky Sports F1 & Channel 4 Malaysian GP FP3 – 07:00-08:00
BOTH LIVE Sky Sports F1 & Channel 4 Malaysian GP Qualifying – 10:00-11:00
Sunday, 2 October:
LIVE Sky Sports F1 Malaysian GP Track Parade – 06:30
BOTH LIVE Sky Sports F1 & Channel 4 Malaysian GP Race – 08:00
RE-RUN Channel 4 Malaysian GP Race – 16:50
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