Formula One News » F1 2013 β Ferrari struggles not down to tyres Posted on 02/10/2013
Nikolas Tombazis who is chief designer at Ferrari believes their recent struggles are not solely down to the tyre compound changes which happened mid-season, which Fernando Alonso claimed were the reason for the struggles Ferrari suffered.
Tombazis told Autosport “It would be somewhat superficial to blame the tyres as the only reason for our decrease in performance. We also took some development steps that were not as strong and didn’t work,”
“Wind tunnel technology has been a weak point for us, compared to our competitors. We had some problems with our flow quality so it was not as uniform as it should be and we could not run as big a model as we would have liked.
“Our data and instrumentation was quite outdated so we couldn’t do that many runs and experiments per day, which was a bit of a drawback. The past months we spent updating it have addressed all these problems. Therefore I am optimistic that, on this front, when we are fully up and running we will not be in deficit to our competitors.”