F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is Testing New Wheel Design at Barcelona


Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has a new F1 wheel rim design and is testing it testing at Barcelona

The new solution was trialed on the 2nd day of testing, and the new wheel rim features a number of raised sections in order to control temperatures within the wheel.

These draw heat away from the tires, ensuring that the heat distribution within the rubber is kept relatively even cutting down the level of thermal degradation on the rears.

Such scalloped rims 1st appeared in last year’s Belgian GP, after the MercedesAMG team found multiple issues with its tire management capabilities during the season.

They remained on the MercedesAMG cars throughout the rest of Y 2018, helping the team to 6 victories.

Ferrari has tested with similar wheels to help bleed out some of the heat from the rear tires in efforts to manage the level of wear and blistering experienced at high temperatures.

In comparison to the design run by MercedesAMG, Ferrari’s features more raised sections to expand on the desired effect of heat management.

McLaren also launched with a similar wheel design last week, covered in black thermal paint to minimize the heat transfer to the tires further.

The 3rd day of testing began with some F1 teams using aero sensors to analyse their designs in real time.

Watch the highlights here.

These are used to correlate data from the track to the data originally developed through windtunnel and CFD testing.

MercedesAMG and Red Bull Racing used an array of Pitot tubes to determine the flow field pressures around certain components.

This is to ensure that the airflow is behaving as predicted, and for teams to make changes to any simulations if there are any disparities.

Ferrari monitored pressure too, affixing large tower sensors to the rear wing as it looked at the areas immediately around that section of the car to determine the efficiency of the rear-end aerodynamics.

Ferrari’s Brand: Ferrari became the world’s strongest brand, with a score of 94.8 out of 100 and an AAA+ rating just last month.

The Italian supercar manufacturer claimed the title according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500 2019 report launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Ferrari is the Aristocrat of the automotive sector.

HeffX-LTN overall technical outlook for RACE is Bullish across the board, and there is very little resistance here and none above 140.26. All of our Key indicators are Very Bullish in here.

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