So here it goes:
Courtesy of showtime:
http://www.auto.it/a...rari si sdoppia
Ci saranno a Maranello due gruppi di lavoro distinti: uno, quello per la vettura 2013, coordinato da Simone Resta, l’altro, quello del 2014, affidato a Fabio Montecchi
There will be two different working groups at Maranello. One for the 2013 car, coordinated by Simone Resta, the other for the 2014 car entrusted to Fabio Montecchi
Interesting interview with Domenicalli, lot's of talk about the organization of the team at Maranello and how changes are still being done in order to be more competitive. Unfortunately is just in Italian: http://www.omnicorse..._medium=twitter
Fry and Domenicalli has been doing a huge job since 2010 with the organization and working process. It's always a pain doing big changes in those areas and it takes time until it starts to pay dividends. I Have faith in both of them and remain optimistic for the future (2014 onwards).
Thanks to quasi C:
Interesting. Just some quickly translated points:
- The renewed Maranello tunnel won't be ready until August.
- They are exclusively using the cologne tunnel. Domenicali "McLaren also use this tunnel so it's well capable of producing top performing cars"
- Moving to a split design team like McLaren used to have. This is to guarantee more time for creativity for each car.
- Production department is fine. Those who have come from other teams have confirmed this.
- Development of next years car started only a few weeks before the end of last season. [he must mean aero package]
- Separate design co-ordinators for 2013 and '14 cars as part of a reorganisation of its technical efforts.
- Team boss Stefano Domenicali said Ferrari had concluded that inefficient technical organisation had been a key weak point in recent seasons.
- Nikolas Tombazis retains his chief designer role
- Ferrari is revamping its windtunnel after pinpointing correlation problems
- Domenicali said it will also adjust its windtunnel testing procedures.
"We have decided, particularly in light of the unusual demands we will face in 2013, when we will have a completely new project to work on for the future, to have two co-ordinators."
"Simone Resta, an engineer who has developed his career in Maranello and is very effective, will work on the 2013 car and Fabio Montecchi will deal with the one for the following year."
"We have also adopted a better method of splitting up the work between those who run the windtunnel and those who should concentrate more on the creative side of the job."
"This year, we saw that when we do too many things at the same time, maybe we are not efficient enough."
"Clearly we have only been concentrating all our efforts on the new one from a few weeks before the final race, given we pushed right to the end on this year's."
"The 2013 car will be launched at the very end of January or the early days of February."
"As usual, the first one will be just a launch version, while the complete one will be seen in the final days of testing or in Australia, so as to make the most of all the time available."
"We will need to try and push the technical regulations to the very limit," he said, "while maintaining our strong points from this year, or improving them still further, because the others will not be twiddling their thumbs, but not by almost brushing against illegality, as happened in 2009 with the double diffuser.
"However we need to adopt a different, more creative approach."
Edited by KnucklesAgain, 21 December 2012 - 20:33.