Technical analysis - Canada



Ferrari altered the rear end of the SF16-H’s engine cover. Part of the bodywork has been cut to give room for a sort of lowered vane, which helps guide the hot air coming out of the engine and transmission.

Still, it was the Scuderia’s rear wing that truly caught the attention because of its flexibility, although it did pass scrutineering. It was then revealed that the FIA had increased the load during rear wing tests by 50%. F1’s governing body added it checked rear wings on the top five constructors and found none of them to be breaching regulations.

Like McLaren-Honda, a new spec of turbocharger was fitted to Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen’s SF16-Hs. Ferrari has been encouraged by the early positive signs, as Vettel pushed Montreal winner Lewis Hamilton all the way during the race.