F1 » Mugello test was waste of money, claim teams

Leading F1 technical figures Sam Michael and Adrian Newey admit that there was little value in reintroduction of in-season testing.

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zib - Unregistered

May 12, 2012 9:47 AM

Better FIA should have allowed then to test at their on factories rather than entire field traveling to italy.would have been more productive and less cost.


May 12, 2012 10:28 AM

Mugello is so irrelevant as a test track because it has so little in common with any of the other tracks F1 visits, the only reason the went there was that Ferrari insisted that Mugello be used.

CML-VR46 - Unregistered

May 12, 2012 10:35 AM

@cratchet Mugello is a perfect circuit for F1 testing! it has the huge straight long swooping corners inclines declines the infield twisty part! if a car can go well at mugello it stands a good chance of being competitive!


May 12, 2012 10:49 AM

CML - being competitive where? none of of it's corner combinations bear any resemblance to any of the tracks used for racing by F1, i also think it's strait is longer than any used by F1 currently. The only real benifit it seems is in checking that their simulation packages at their factories are as accurate as possible!

JoeGGGnie - Unregistered

May 12, 2012 11:32 AM

those teams who do not get a good value for the money they spend inseason test better they use their money on something else those teams are in need they shoud not be denied that opportunity.

ZeR0 Kun

May 12, 2012 12:25 PM

in-season testing should stay, but the implementation needs to change.

why don't simply give each team a number of days allowed for in-season testing, at the circuit of their own choice (private test track included)? should they want to test more after their allocation day was finished, they have to pay compensation to all other teams as a penalty for exceeding their test day quota.

this will be a fairer way for all.

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