Giorgio Piola's F1 technical analysis

Bite-size tech: Ferrari conducting more tests

Ferrari has a single kiel probe mounted on an extension that protrudes from the centreline of the SF16-H's front wing in Abu Dhabi, as it continues to evaluate ways in which it can improve next year's car before it has even been constructed.

The kiel probe, hidden under a shroud in the picture, provides the team information about how the airflow is affected by the car and is most likely being used as a baseline to correlate the on track data being recorded with the results being seen in both CFD and the wind tunnel.

It's not the first time we've seen this style of kiel probe test, with Mercedes conducting several similar tests over the last few years.

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF16-H
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF16-H

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Mounted atop Raikkonen's chassis is another test item but this comes from FOM, who has asked some of the teams to place 360-degree cameras on the cars in order to evaluate the footage that can be captured.

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Series Formula 1
Event Abu Dhabi GP
Track Yas Marina Circuit
Teams Ferrari
Article type Analysis
Topic Giorgio Piola's F1 technical analysis