Kevin Clark wrote:I don't see why they would put it in a LaFerrari when they could just fit it to last years car for a more representative test.
Because its against the rules to test in a car that isn't two years old? Because your not suppose to be able to run the engine on track yet? Then you have to request tyres from Pirelli. Retrofit a 2011 Formula 1 car with a completely different engine which requires twice the amount of cooling, totally different rear end and engine cover ontop of a barebones F1 pit crew. Or, because your just getting engine data and reliability, you can adapt the La Ferrari which would be much easier than redesigning a formula 1 car, which would still be illegal to do as you must surrender CFD time to do a practical test.
Looks to me more about testing the engine, especially with the elongated rear end to contain the engine an kers attached unit, along with the roof air intake for cooling and then the central exhaust;
2014 turbo engine;