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Luca di Montezemolo hopes Ferrari can challenge for podiums from the outset in 2012

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March 07, 2012 6:25 PM

nealio. are you forgetting 2010? up to the last race, ferdi was able to win the wdc. but it was only the fact that ferrari were so intent on webber, that seb sold them a dummy, won the race and the wdc.
so,ferrari are well able to develop a car through the season, to the extent that it CAN win the wdc.

but this is something that any team (of the top three) is able to do.

Nealio - Unregistered

March 07, 2012 7:25 PM

richard, While it's true that the possibility to win was there they didn't.
Alonso spend the 1st half of the year dragging results from a slow car and a if it had been a good car he would have won the championship going away. But Ferrari's lack of the total package, slow car and slow thinking team strategy yielded a lost to a RBR team that also didn't perform well over the year. RBR was just closer to the total package than Ferrari.

Nealio - Unregistered

March 07, 2012 9:59 PM

I wonder if the new sidepods are a response to Whiting's clampdown on engine mapping? it will be interesting to see what the other teams do in this regard.

chrian - Unregistered

March 07, 2012 10:20 PM

As someone who remembers decades going by with little success from the Scuderia, this drought is but a blip.

P2 OZ will be when the wooden training swords are replaced with steel blades.


March 07, 2012 11:59 PM

After a meeting with Domenicali and senior team members, the following was posted on the Ferrari website.
“I found a team that is very concentrated and determined. I saw in Domenicali and our engineers a great desire to show what they're worth and to react to a winter programme that didn't live up to our targets. I must underline these are our words because we will only discover the truth about where we stand compared to the others after Saturday's qualifying session in Melbourne: today we can only make assumptions. No matter how it goes in Melbourne, I would like to remind everyone that this will be the longest championship in the history of Formula 1 and we certainly won't be able to draw conclusions after just one race.”
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chris - Unregistered

March 08, 2012 1:27 AM

thta hump-bump is a major cause..i thought ferrari aero-engineers would have think up a in the bump like rebulls..that air enters the slot and exit out at the drivers..or exit downwards the rear boards for better downforce,,why cant ferrari think up S**t like these?.instead they follow rules and regulations that trying to equalised everyone performmance...soon that aero slot will be banned next season..if it gives a big gap between drivers..

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