It depends on the sub floor
This explains Alpine Technical Director Pat Fry. Rear: In the past, the front spoiler was one of the focal points when developing cars. But with current cars, more time can be gained through the underside of the chassis.
The new front spoiler is much more expensive, Fry explains – which plays an important role, especially when considering the budget ceiling. With the bottom, on the other hand, you can find a relatively high level of performance for less money.
“You can currently find ten times less space [Performance]’ says Fry.
And that was with PK today. In less than 90 minutes, the cars will be back on track, and then it’s time for FT3. Ahead, a quick reference to our tech photo series, which we’ve filled with new shots.
Photo Gallery: Formula 1: Technology Detailed images of the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix
Guard: Red Bull keeps his feet once
The Red Bull man confirms the team has accepted the FIA ruling for now. But: the matter will be investigated further internally. And if you find something there, you will of course contact the FIA again.
This means: if Red Bull can prove that the data has indeed been stolen, then of course the topic will be discussed again. Until then, the FIA ruling will be accepted for the time being.
Red Bull: You want to protect intellectual property
Wach stresses that Red Bull is not so concerned that Aston Martin has copied their own car. However, one must ensure that the racing team’s intellectual property is secured.
Of course, employees who leave the team cannot be prevented from transferring the knowledge in their heads with them to a new employer. Of course, you are not allowed to take data or similar things with you.
And that’s what Red Bull is all about.
Guard: “Green Red Bull” tempts
“I was totally surprised,” Wash said with a grin when asked about his reaction to the new Aston Martin. At the same time, this is also a confirmation that your own concept is not clearly wrong.
“For us, the main aspect was that it happened within the rules,” he points out. After the FIA saw no problem, they now want to check for themselves that there is no “leak” internally.
Mercedes: Miami as a cautionary tale
The second part begins with Elliott who was asked about Mercedes’ good result yesterday. It was a “good move,” he says with relief. However, he states that Friday in Miami was really good.
There she took a step back on Saturday. When asked if Mercedes still believes in the 2022 World Championship, he confidently answered: “Of course! Otherwise, we wouldn’t be here.” clear advertisement.
Green expects no further investigation
The next question is whether he thinks the case is now closed to the FIA. “We assume it’s the end,” he explained. But there will be no problem with further investigation.
One would be “more than happy” to clarify any open questions with the FIA. They have so far been “completely open and honest” and have cooperated with the World Assembly in all respects.
This was with the first part of PK.
“Disappointed” Green by Red Bull
Aston Martin’s technical director was asked again about Red Bull’s outspoken criticism. Yesterday, many officials openly criticized Aston Martin.
Green said he was “disappointed” by it. It reminds us again that the FIA checked everything and found no inconsistencies. So we don’t understand that Red Bull is now fueling this topic.
How do others see it?
What do Robson and Mikis say about “Green Red Bull”? The Ferrari man remembers that he “didn’t know any details” and so it was “difficult” to say anything about it.
In principle, the topic is always “difficult”, as we already experienced a few years ago. He meant the 2020 season, when Racing Point copied the Mercedes.
Robson states that being inspired by other ideas is part of Formula 1. So there is no criticism of Aston Martin.
Mekies: Cars fit Leclerc better
Ferrari is also all about comparing his teammates. Leclerc has Sainz in complete control, advancing 5-0 in the indoor duel both in qualifying and in the race. Why is Sainz having such a difficult time?
Mekies first confirmed that Sainz had not had such a poor start with three places on the podium. However, it is a fact that the new car does not suit him like Leclerc. So you have to give it some time.
Robson: Why isn’t Latife working?
At Williams, newcomer Albon has been the noticeably faster driver this year. Where does it come from? Robson explains that Albon came to the team with a clear mind and just wanted to be as fast as possible.
On the other hand, Latifi has been with the team for a long time and so he probably thinks a lot about certain things, which slows him down. With the Canadian, you did not “click” with the new car.
In any case, he praises Albon’s position, who testifies that he has a “great future”.
Green: It is still too early to reach a conclusion
Aston Martin’s technical director has opened PK, but the first question is still relatively “grateful.” Moderator Tom Clarkson just wants to know how the new update works.
He explains that with just two hours on the track on Friday, it’s still too early to draw conclusions. But you get the impression that you now have a lot more options than before when it comes to setup.
The questions are about to get more difficult…
Breaking the curfew
Unsurprisingly, McLaren and Ferrari had to break the curfew in order to switch chassis. Williams’ mechanic was also in the car that night. So all three teams had to use the Joker.
There is no penalty because all teams have drawn the first two allowed clowns of this type. For the sake of completeness, we mention it anyway. With this complete focus on PK!
Friday’s most important thing…
…we also summarized it again in a separate photo series. The fastest way to update quickly before PK!
Photo gallery: Formula 1 2022 Spain: The hottest thing about Friday
Red Bull Green…
… of course was also a big topic in yesterday’s analysis by Kevin Scheuren and Christian Nimmervoll on Formel1.de YouTube channel. The following topics were on the agenda:
Summary of Friday’s training in Barcelona
Aston Martin: Did Vettel steal from Red Bull?
– “Show & Tell”: These are the team’s updates for Barcelona
– Alonso criticizes Whitish, race director and commissioners
– ‘Wimp’ discussion: Alonso contradicts Sainz
Vettel slams current F1 engines as ‘exhaust gas’
Long-Term Analysis with Kevin Hermann
– DTM Norisring tickets: sweepstakes for channel members
As usual, the two of you will get back to you in the evening with an analysis. As usual, we will announce the exact start time during the day.
PK with Andrew Green
Red Bull was the big topic in the ring yesterday. Appropriately, Aston Martin Technical Director Andrew Green will be seated at BK Team Leader today. It must be exciting! Here is an overview of the most important dates of the day:
10:30 a.m.: PK Team Manager
1:00 PM: FT3
4:00 pm: Qualifiers
And we’re expecting the following guests right away at PK, which starts in less than half an hour:
Andrew Green (Aston Martin)
Laurent Meykes (Ferrari)
Dave Robson Williams
Jodi Eggington (AlphaTauri)
Mike Elliott (Mercedes)
Pierre Wash (Red Bull)