F1 » Lack of innovation and test ban costing Ferrari dear?


The notoriously unforgiving Italian media has accused Ferrari of an absence of imagination in the design of its F150° Italia, with the in-season testing ban similarly hampering the Scuderia's efforts to compete

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Caroline Reid - Unregistered

April 27, 2011 11:50 AM

Ferrari's pre-occupation with running extra cars, attacking the new teams and rubbishing the 2013 regulations, is what has got in the way of their challenges for the last few years, and that's all down to Monty.

Butterfly - Unregistered

April 27, 2011 12:06 PM

Give them some slack. The people they have over there know what they're doing. It's not their fault if the wind-tunnel gives out incorrect data.

I would fire the people that are responsible for the wind-tunnel, but not the design team.

Remember that Alonso nearly took the title last year in that crappy F10.

Skeptical - Unregistered

April 27, 2011 12:11 PM

@Butterfly Alonslow lost because he couldn't get past a Russian rookie in an underperforming car. The testing ban "costing," them is absolutely not true since everyone is in the same situation but managed to adapt. Why The Prancing Horse can't seem to the same is their problem.

andrew. - Unregistered

April 27, 2011 12:16 PM

NotsoNewbie - I wouldn't pay too much attention to the Italian media where Ferrari are concerned. They blow hot and cold all the time and rational thought is often thin on the ground.

If Ferrari win in Turkey or at least get a good result, the Italian media will probably hail it as the best come back since Lazarus or they'll label the F150 as the best F1 car ever.

jake - Unregistered

April 27, 2011 1:27 PM

@skeptical...the testing ban has hurt them because in the past while others had limits on testing Ferrari would still run tests at their own track. I remember a couple years back when they were struggling they broke the gentlemen's agreement about testing and publicly ran a bunch of tests to resolve their car issues simply because they could.

So that arrogance is costing them now because they have to play by the same rules as everyone else. It's the same thing that happened to Michelin in MotoGP and why Bridgestone took over as the top tire.

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