2009 UPDATES UNVEILED FOR FORMULA MASTER CAR
The Formula Master season may have only ended six weeks ago but plenty of work is already taking place to ensure the Series delivers even greater racing in 2009. The Formula Master car features in the intended changes, with a new update kit planned for 2009.
The newly-developed kit will include a new engine cover, featuring a more pronounced dorsal fin similar to the latest Formula 1 concept. The updated design will offer a more streamlined profile, granting better aerodynamics and a cleaner air flow to the car's rear wings.
In addition, new aerodynamics will include a redesigned rear wing with a new rear lower main plane featuring different side plates fittings, giving an increased rigidity to the whole package. The update will also include two new side plates to reduce turbulence from the wing and facilitate overtaking manoeuvres.
Air brake ducts will be introduced to render the braking system more efficient in high temperatures, as expected at the 2009 Hungaroring rounds, and to introduce a new technical aspect for teams and drivers.
Drivers will have to learn how to work with braking and the discs' temperature distribution, as well as provide their teams with feedback on air brake blanking. This will give the Series' young racers the chance to learn further skills for the higher steps of their motorsport careers.
A new exhaust system 4-2-1 is also planned, combined with new engine software, which will contribute towards increasing power at low/mid revs and provide better torque.
The 2009 Formula Master car
The kit aims to enhance the car's performance as well as align it to the latest Formula 1 designs. Once updated for 2009, the Formula Master car is expected to be one second a lap faster than its 2008 version.
The official 2009 testing calendar will be announced soon with the first official test session set to take place on 1-2 March in Valencia, Spain. The testing schedule will be made up of five two-day sessions on the most demanding tracks featured on the Series' 2009 racing calendar.