System 1 |  Formula 1: Secrets of the Ferrari F1-75

System 1 | Formula 1: Secrets of the Ferrari F1-75


— with Nicholas DZ

The Ferrari F1-75 has so far been one of the most interesting seats, among those already launched for the Formula 1 season of 2022. Indeed, it offers several unique technical solutions, and in addition gives the impression that it has been worked on. a lot.

Ferrari’s F1 2022 has high hopes, after progress was revealed in 2021. The Scuderia now hopes to unite in the fight for victory, or even the title, with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. To achieve this, the team chose an interesting and daring technical bias.

Ferrari F1-75 front wing

The first part observed and the first originality for this Ferrari F1-75: the nose is very pointed and will be placed on the lower horizontal plane of the mustache. This is circular in its center, determining the flow of air and loading the middle part in support.

We also see this love because the two horizontal planes of the mustache are connected under the lip with a carbon part that seems to direct the air flow.

But this choice of support in the middle of the fin is also seen in other whiskers. Still in the middle, the upper wing planes are large and remain horizontal, where other cars have the appearance of bringing a mustache to this place.

In general, the front wing of this Ferrari is flat, with four relatively thin fins, and an adjustable section that is not too wide. The exterior refinement is also evident with the finesse of the horizontal planes outside.

The nose is also in two parts. The change will be made by breaking it to the suspension level, but the end of the muzzle, where the mustache is attached, is separated from the rear part. This would allow Ferrari to make major modifications to the mustache if necessary, without having to redo all the crash tests related to the front end.

The nose finally has another curiosity, as the air intake at the end is a NACA air intake. This concept from aviation, which is mainly found on supercars like the Ferrari F40, follows the shape of the muzzle. Such a look can also increase the effectiveness of this opening.

Ferrari 2022 front suspension

The front suspension of the Ferrari F1-75 is rather conventional, with a pushrod solution. The main difference is in the position of the link, which is not connected to the triangle.

If this has the negative effect of preventing the flow of air from passing through this place, this configuration can also help to create a down force and direct the flow of air towards the pontoons, whose entrance is very high on the car.

In terms of scoops, it is of small size, as is the case with all other single seats. They are placed between the tie rod and the lower wishbone.

Ferrari F1-75 fenders and fenders

Once again, Ferrari stands up against the competition. The air intakes are rather bulky, but very thin on the upper part of the pontoons. These are quite wide at their front, with a tapered bottom only to direct air towards the rear.

Cutouts are common with large tunnel entrances that form the floor, where most of the car’s impact is made.

The side panels expand in their lower part to present a flat side, where the radiators are sure. The upper part of the pontoons is unique. Like the Aston Martin AMR22, the F1-75 has vents, but incorporates them into larger shapes.

Two sets of gills are found on the heavily carved pontoon, hollowed out in its upper part. It is not clear if Ferrari wants to reduce the drag caused by the gills, or just direct the hot air coming out of it.

Ferrari F1-75 engine cover

As an extension of these sculpted pontoons, the engine cover also has gills, as these extend to the center of the shark’s fin. We also see that the latter is larger in size.

The engine has also changed significantly at Ferrari, and the Scuderia seems to have taken this opportunity to lower the center of gravity of its single-seater, and better integrate its engine into the new 2022 chassis.

The air intake and the two vertical fins surrounding it, above the driver, are finally the only two parts that seem to be inherited from the predecessors of this new Ferrari.

Suspension and rear wing of the Ferrari F1-75

The setup here follows a rigid logic, with a tie rod rear suspension, which is the setup chosen by many teams this year.

The rear wing of Ferrari has the nature of presenting a higher plane than some teams. This is part of the DRS phone, which can thus increase speed when open, while providing more power in the closed position.

The support of the fin is a double mast, and the lower part of the fin has two horizontal planes that direct the air coming from the pontoons. The transmitter looks simple, from what we could see, but these parts still remain a mystery.