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It's in Spanish, by the fans at Scuderia.net have translated it.
The Ferrari 'eagle' of Fernando Alonso
The 'Scuderia' works on the final assembly of the car in 2012, which will sport a distinctive nose, but whose main weapon is the new fund.
Ferrari wants to bury his image as soon as last year. 65 days left to go before the 2012 World start rolling through the streets of Melbourne, but no one stops. The 'Scuderia' has had to board a moving train that now leads Adrian Newey, chief designer of Red Bull. And while drivers, managers and media staff narrowed last night in the traditional ties 'stage' Station Alpine Madonna di Campiglio, in Maranello is counting down the hours to complete the assembly of the car 2012.
Red engineers have intensified work with the successor to the F150. And that despite the logistical problems encountered with various outside companies, which led to Luca Cordero di Montezemolo himself to intervene in the matter and removing them as suppliers threaten to not only Ferrari, but Fiat.
It is, in any case, to give, finally, a car champion Fernando, who in recent weeks has increased its presence in Maranello for a first approach to the new car, which have focused since May. The project 663 is different from previous ones. Basically because the shape of its design focus has been. Much more aggressive. Unfortunately, you will not know until February if the bet led by head coach, Pat Fry, is correct or not.
Can reign for some optimism. But if something generates new hope is to see the halls of the factory in Maranello to Rory Byrne. The South African architect of the seven crowns of Schumacher, but one day decided to leave his position as chief designer to deal with a diving school in Southeast Asia, has returned.
His figure as a man who takes risks and proposes solutions Adrian Newey risking style emerges, then, in the Ferrari family. And he does it big. His first creation, which must be the secret weapon of Ferrari in 2012, which will blow the car in fast corners and make more than half a second per lap, hurry the last time of production. Your new flat bottom will be tested this week in the CFD, which is nothing else than the computer simulation of a wind tunnel, the tunnel step real. But it will be ready for the first race.
The presentation, on day 2
Ferrari has been locked in his bunker to protect that formula to revitalize the car. For now, the 'Scuderia' wait for the February 2 to present publicly, via the Internet, the improvements has been shaped in a thousand locks on the huge factory in Maranello after working hours. And, day 7, released in Jerez. Possibly the hands of Felipe Massa.
Tests with the new Ferrari, which improves the time of his predecessor in the simulator (despite the prohibition of the exhaust blowers), remain shrouded in mystery. Little is known of the new 'creature'. Nobody knows how it will be fast until March 18 when run out of Pronatura and the first practice in Australia enact the reality.
La Gazzetta dello Sport 'has been advanced, in any case, some details of the project 663, whose birth has contributed to the pilot Fernando Alonso . His nose in the form of an eagle's beak is the main hallmark, even more than the pull-rod suspension type that Red Bull had opposed both in Maranello, but who have ultimately succumb. Engineers also have made use of copy and paste and manage a cockpit similar to that of McLaren, with the pilot more lying, that sounds influenced by Pat Fry.
Brand new, yet despite the impossibility of speaking of surprises, the rear diffuser remains the great unknown to the grand prize, first, are many: new radiator more elongated, single exhaust and rear, under the new regulations, the revolutionary background plane, the aileron reediseño ...
But there is still much work to do because, so far, from what little is known, the car is apparently similar to last year. But only very apparent.