The first weekend of this year's World Championship was met with a tragedy. Charlie Whiting, the longtime Formula 1 Race Director, passed away in Melbourne. Scuderia Ferrari expresses its deep regret at the loss of one of the most loved figures in racing. Mattia Binotto, the Team Principal expressed that Charlie was incredibly professional and knowledgeable and much more. He was a wonderful person who treated those around him with respect. He comments on how Whiting made the F1 safer and better. He set the bar for the sport, which was diminished by his passing.
A 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO
One of Ferrari's best-known collectors, David Lee brought a 1985 Ferrari 288 to Jay Leno's Garage for the latest episode. The 1985 288 GT0 was never sold in the United States, making it the most difficult car for Lee to purchase thus far. The 288 GTO was originally engineered and planned for Group B rally racing. This was before Group B was banned by the FIA for its deadly power and speed. The 288 GTO was Ferrari's supercar precursor to the F40 and F50 that came after it.
Aerodynamics and Performance of the Ferrari F8 Turbo
The Ferrari F8 Turbo's engine is still the traditional V-8 ridden by a pair of turbochargers. The F8 Tributo has the highest output of Ferrari V-8 ever with 710 horsepower and takes just 2.9 seconds to go from 0-62 mph. The F8 also highlights the "Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer+" system that adjusts brake pressure at each caliper to control the F8 Tributo's svelte body better. This system helps the driver unlock the car's performance. There's also a smaller-diameter steering wheel to make the interior sportier.