Coming from a low baseline in 2014, Ferrari had an exceptional season in 2015, with three wins, a pole position and a total of 16 podium visits for...
Coming from a low baseline in 2014, Ferrari had an exceptional season in 2015, with three wins, a pole position and a total of 16 podium visits for the two drivers. They are expected to close the gap over the winter to challenge Mercedes next season.
So how did they do it?
In this video ex Williams and Force India chief engineer Dominic Harlow and James Allen analyse how Ferrari made such great strides during the year, using a 3D Animation by leading technical artist Giorgio Piola.
As well as the 2015 power unit and use of the development tokens by the engine department, what were the steps on the chassis which gave Sebastian Vettel in particular such confidence with the car? He was, after all, the only driver to beat a Mercedes in a race and in qualifying all season.
As a side note, the car was also reliable; Vettel completed 1127 racing laps - 7 more than World Champion Lewis Hamilton - only failing to see the chequered flag twice; when his tyre exploded in the closing stages at Spa and when he went out in Mexico.
Did you expect Ferrari to come back as strongly as they did in 2015? What do you think they will be able to achieve in 2016? Leave your comments in the section below.
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