Articles tagged with: Pull Rod
Probably the most remarkable feature of this year’s cars has been Ferrari’s return to the use of pull rod suspension at the front of the car. Bucking widespread thinking of the last twenty five years, interspersed by occasional rebels such as Minardi’s PS01 of 2001, Ferrari have followed their own path in search of of improved aerodynamics and a lower centre of gravity. The question many are asking is whether it has compromised the suspension characteristics in the process, though.
Even before the Ferrari F2012 was launched, the team was apologising for its looks. However, it’s not the nose itself that is the most remarkable feature: Rather, it’s the pull rod suspension mounted to it. It’s a case of history repeating itself for Fernando Alonso as the last front pull-rod suspension was seen it was in 2001 on his Minardi PS01.