Formula 1
Formula 1
R
Australian GP
12 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
45 days
19 Mar
-
22 Mar
Next event in
52 days
02 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
66 days
16 Apr
-
19 Apr
Next event in
80 days
30 Apr
-
03 May
Next event in
94 days
07 May
-
10 May
Next event in
101 days
21 May
-
24 May
Next event in
115 days
R
Azerbaijan GP
04 Jun
-
07 Jun
Next event in
129 days
11 Jun
-
14 Jun
Next event in
136 days
25 Jun
-
28 Jun
Next event in
150 days
02 Jul
-
05 Jul
Next event in
157 days
16 Jul
-
19 Jul
Next event in
171 days
R
Hungarian GP
30 Jul
-
02 Aug
Next event in
185 days
27 Aug
-
30 Aug
Next event in
213 days
03 Sep
-
06 Sep
Next event in
220 days
R
Singapore GP
17 Sep
-
20 Sep
Next event in
234 days
24 Sep
-
27 Sep
Next event in
241 days
08 Oct
-
11 Oct
Next event in
255 days
R
United States GP
22 Oct
-
25 Oct
Next event in
269 days
29 Oct
-
01 Nov
Next event in
276 days
R
Brazilian GP
12 Nov
-
15 Nov
Next event in
290 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
26 Nov
-
29 Nov
Next event in
304 days
Giorgio Piola's F1 technical analysis
Topic

Giorgio Piola's F1 technical analysis

Revealed: How wheelbase/rake of F1's top teams compare

shares
comments
Revealed: How wheelbase/rake of F1's top teams compare
Sep 10, 2018, 9:29 AM

This weekend's Singapore Grand Prix marks the return of the proper downforce battle in Formula 1 – after the low-drag challenges of Spa and Monza.

The formbook for the weekend remains unclear at the moment, with Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull all having a decent claim about coming out on top around the Marina Bay street circuit.

Red Bull will be buoyed by its dominant form around Monaco earlier this year, while Ferrari has shown itself to have a quick car at all types of circuit.

And while Mercedes may not he heading there feeling it is favourite, its brilliant execution of races this year has been key to its world title ambitions.

What has been particularly interesting this year, however, is that despite the closeness of the fight at the front, the top three teams have approached the season with different concepts – which is highlighted in their varied rake and wheelbases.

In this exclusive video, Giorgio Piola looks at how the three teams compare – with some interesting differences between them.

It is no secret that Mercedes has the longest wheelbase car, but Ferrari and Red Bull made changes to their approach in 2018 in a bid to go more in the direction of their German rival.

Both teams lengthened their cars for this season, with Ferrari also adopting a more aggressive rake – although not quite going to the extreme of its Red Bull rival.

How the cars compare

  Wheelbase Rake
Ferrari 2018    3621mm  1.53 degrees
Ferrari 2017    3551mm  1.28 degrees
Mercedes 2018  3726mm  1.25 degrees
Mercedes 2017  3726mm    1.2º degrees
Red Bull 2018  3550mm  1.9º degrees
Red Bull 2017  3407mm    1.9º degrees
Next article
F1 rivals question Mercedes' third car idea

Previous article

F1 rivals question Mercedes' third car idea

Next article

Banish three things to make F1 better instantly

Banish three things to make F1 better instantly
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1