British GP: Minardi circuit analysis

Filed the Magny Cours paddock of Formula 1 is ready to move on the circuit in which it was born the World Cup, the path that has done and is still the story of the motorsports: Silverstone The appointment French gave us a Ferrari even stronger...

Filed the Magny Cours paddock of Formula 1 is ready to move on the circuit in which it was born the World Cup, the path that has done and is still the story of the motorsports: Silverstone

The appointment French gave us a Ferrari even stronger than is returned to the command pilot of the league thanks to the victory of his pilot Felipe Massa ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Scottish Red Bull's David Coulthard.

As usual we know all the secrets of the English thanks to the runway of Eng. Gabriele Tredozi: "Silverstone is a complete path, at Barcelona, which requires a load aerodynamic medium - low. Precisely because of its fast track the efficiency is very important, as well as a just distribution of weights, the centre of gravity low and a single rigid. It 'a path in which the qualities of the car stand out in particular and in which brakes are not particularly stressed

Silverstone

It's 'characterized by very fast curves and so it is vital to have a stable car without sovrasterzo: the complex Becketts and Bridge curvoni are very fast and then very imported to mark a good feedback cronometrico. Feature equally important is the traction, especially in the final start of the route which he places on the curve to do in speeding up and leading on the final straight. We must try to get out well for a good acceleration.

The grip asphalt is quite good even if the tires are still very solicited, especially those left since most of fast curves are right. Precisely for this aspect the tactics of a single stop is not advisable and most of the team will choose for two stop, despite the pit lane is relatively long.

Given the speed to overtake other is not easy also because we must be careful not to lose the load following the wake. The points which will see the overtaking are basically two: the first curve, Copse, although it is certainly not easy, and the "Stowe", the variant right after the Maggotts-Becketts-Chapel to go into fourth gear 199 km / h. From the point of view visico pilot Silverstone is very hard, because the hill is called a high lateral G: to the first corner touching the 5G, while the Bechetts it comes to 6G

Precisely for these features the development is certainly not easy and it is very important to optimize the best car: this from a greater margin for improvement.

-credit: minardi.it

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari , Minardi