Ferrari are gearing up for the French GP as they will be looking to topple Mercedes off the top of the table and get a strong hold over the constructor’s championship.
But it won’t be easy for Ferrari in France and primarily because of the kind of tyres that Pirelli have decided to go in with.
Pirelli have opted to reduce the tread of their tires by 0.4mm in order to avoid excessive blistering, something they had also done during the Spanish GP, a move that didn’t go very well with Ferrari.
Ferrari were not able to adapt to the tyre changes and thus found it difficult to race to their potential in Barcelona, despite having their car in its best shape.
Now, with Pirelli going with the same change that they had opted for during the Barcelona GP, Ferrari aren’t just going to sit on their backs and let other teams tae advantage.
Instead, the Ferrari engineers have decided to come out with a new rear suspension, one that will help that SF71H of Vettel and Raikkonen adapt better to the new Pirelli tyres.
The new rear suspension isn’t something that Ferrari will be trying for the first time since the Spanish GP, as the rumour mill suggests(according to Motorsport Italia) that they in fact did try it during the mid season testing in Barcelona after the Spanish GP.
And if that indeed happen, they would have collected enough data to be able to come to a conclusion about using the new rear suspension and if it could be beneficial for Ferrari in France.
How do you think the new rear suspension will affect Ferrari’s chances in the French GP?