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Hungarian GP: Allison – “Much Work on Both Projects.”

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014

The Tour de France, currently in full swing, has a daily prize at the end of each stage known as the Combativity Award, given out to the most aggressive rider. If Formula 1 did the same, chances are Fernando Alonso would be winning that accolade, for his duels with Vettel in the British GP and with Ricciardo in last Sunday’s German GP. “It was good to bring Fernando home a little bit ahead of where he started in Hockenheim,” reflects Scuderia Ferrari’s Technical Director James Allison. “Sunday’s race was exciting for us because there were lots of close-fought battles, plenty of overtaking and as far as we were concerned, lots of little dramas for us to manage, arriving at the finish line having monitored fuel consumption and the ERS system, all while keeping an eye on the ever present...

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Allison: “Two Platforms for Development.”

Posted by on May 27, 2014

Scuderia Ferrari personnel are now back at base after the Monaco Grand Prix, convinced the team could have come away with something more in terms of the actual result. Kimi delivered a great performance and he was unlucky not to get a well-deserved podium finish. As for Fernando, he brought home more valuable points, thus preventing Red Bull from pulling too far away in the championship classification. The engineers have returned to work today in Maranello, looking at two distinct platforms when it comes to development: a short term programme to close the gap that separates the Scuderia from its closest rivals and work on improving its methodology, with a plan aimed on the long term. Technical Director James Allison summed up the situation on www.ferrari.com: “In Monaco, we continued to analyse the areas in which the F14 T...

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