F1 podcast: Why Ferrari struggles so much at high altitudes
On this week’s episode of The Race F1 Tech Show, host Edd Straw and former F1 technical director Gary Anderson dig into some big technical talking points from the recent Mexico City Grand Prix and dive into the intricacies of the controversy. around the future of tire covers.
Gary kicks off the podcast by discussing the complex issue of cooling an F1 car at altitude, before explaining the main reason Ferrari’s performance suffered at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez compared to main rivals Red Bull and mercedes.
After that, Edd and Gary reflect on the ongoing back and forth between teams, drivers, Pirelli, F1 and the FIA over the future of tire covers, including why the sport is about to drop out the expected reduction in maximum tire cover temperatures next season. and what that means for the proposed outright ban in 2024.
And finally, Gary answers a listener’s question on whether F1 design inspiration could be taken from a combination of Mercedes’ zero side bridge concept and the classic Lotus 88 twin chassis.
The Race F1 Tech Show, presented by Aramco.
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