Ferrari’s Innovative KERS System
Ferrari, who are most likely to be a major title contender this year have tested an innovative KERS system.
The system is unlike any other, placing batteries in the nose of the car as opposed to placing batteries in the center. This is a fantastic idea! It improves the weight distribution tremendously giving better performance and better braking ability.
If KERS is going to work idea’s need to happen, and work. It looks as though Ferrari have had difficulty getting the system to work due to transferring power from the from of the car to the rear, but don’t write Ferrari off just yet.
I do not believe that KERS will prove to be very advantageous this season buying Ferrari time. Ferrari with it’s man power could develop both the ‘traditional’ system with batteries in the center of the car, and also develop this potentially better system at the same time, especially when testing is banned during the season. The Ferrari enployees need to do something with all that spare time!
I hope to see more innovative ideas like this and I am sure that during the next 2 seasons we will see KERS become an important part of the race car. But I do not expect that to start happening until other teams start thinking out the box like Ferrari have. So far the only one’s who have are Williams with the fly-wheel design, which I am not to sure about, I think they will change that within the next year.
Red Light For French Grand Prix?
A few days ago the French government approved the building of a race track 40 miles outside of Paris. Today, just a few days later the government has now decided to not go ahead with the building of the new race track.
The track was originally proposed as part of the French governments economic stimulus package to help create jobs. So what has changed? Well it turns out the environmentalists want the land to continue to be used for farm land. So that would create 0 jobs more than currently, and currently you can bet it provides jobs for no more than 2 people and a tractor. At most. A race track will provide plenty of jobs for the creation, and about 40 or so per year for races. So that makes sense.
You have to start to wonder, with the creation would France get a Formula One race anyway? They dropped it last time, and this time they have already changed their minds before they even have looked at getting it!
Let’s keep Formula One out of France and give the race to a more exciting place, somewhere where it will be stable. Potential candidate for this, Rome! I would love to see a race in Rome:)
Why We Could See Alonso At Ferrari In 2009
Bernie Ecclestone has recently commented that we could see the major Formula One teams field 3 cars.
This would be great! The more cars the better!
We will see more drivers racing a fast car, this will allow those who should be in a fast car in one. More overtaking due to the extra cars on the grid (in hope that this goes ahead even if Honda find a buyer). The Formula One Championship will also be wide open with at least 6 drivers with a great chance.
If this happened the question is will Ferrari get Alonso? I bet we will! This would be the opportunity that both Alonso and the Ferrari will be looking for.
Alonso wants to be at Ferrari, and Ferrari want Alonso but have 2 drivers under contract.
With the team being allowed to field 3 drivers this year you can be Alonso has a clause in his Renault contract to allow him to move to Ferrari.
If this happens we shall see Alonso become a 3 time Formula One World Champion!