Starting in the second Formula One (F1) race in Australia, Nyck de Vries used a new floor and diffuser package. However, Yuki Tsunoda had to go back to the old version after his new parts were broken by an accident during F1 practice 1. This unintended comparison gave the Italian team a chance to compare the two packages over an entire weekend and they concluded that the new floor worked as it was supposed to.
“We found some weak points with the car, so we fixed them,” said Egginton.
“We made a plan of what we wanted to do to the car over winter and tried our best to make it happen. The updates we just did will help with the stuff that didn’t work out the way we wanted.
“Before even driving around in it, these changes gave us all the good stuff for all the parts that weren’t so great.”
Mr. Eggington said that the first step was taken to make some improvements. This would help us close the gap between us and our opponents, so they were very pleased with it. The upgrade focused on making the car handle better when cornering, allowing drivers to take tighter turns while going faster.
Nyck de Vries from AlphaTauri AT04 said that they’re working hard to make the car even better. They want to bring updates so that the car is more stable when entering a corner at low speed. This would help drivers go faster when turning into most corners. These updates will hopefully give them an edge in performance.
Scientists are trying hard to design a car that has added downforce and will not be unstable when it is raised up high.
“We knew exactly what needed to be done,” said Egginton. “In simple terms, we wanted the car to have more power when it was lifted up really high. At this point, the load drops off quickly and makes the car shakey and unsteady.”
“We’ve been working on improving how fast the car can enter and turn in a corner. This is because more rear load gives more stability. We’re looking to increase this so that the driver can drive into the corner faster.”
He explained the reason behind the upgrade: “We’re basically trying to make sure that the car can take on more weight as it goes around a corner so the driver can go faster.” In simpler terms, we are aiming for greater corner speed.
We can drive faster in corners if our car is aerodynamic. To achieve this, the floor of the car is changed a lot so that we can get better balance and stability at high speeds. That is why changes to the floor are made first and most often.