F1 » Alonso calls on Ferrari to 'find holes'


Fernando Alonso, whilst accepting that Sebastian Vettel deserved to win the 2012 F1 world championship title, insists that Ferrari needs to sail a little closer to the wind when it comes to exploiting the rulebook.

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Mojo Jojo

December 13, 2012 11:28 AM

Alonso is right.

It's been too long since Ferrari brought an innovation to their cars, while the other teams have been pioneering new ideas like blown exhausts, diffusers, etc...

The last time they pushed the limits of engineering the car, was -what - 2007 and the flexi-floor?

Seems they have been more about exposing the holes in the rule books (Massa's tranny change?questioning the yellow flags) rather than genuinely pushing the design of its cars.

Stu - Unregistered

December 13, 2012 11:40 AM

The reason Alonso finshed so high up the Drivers championship was because of reliability. In that respect the Ferrari was faultless. If they start pushing the envelope they might suffer like McLaren & Red Bull have.
I don't think it's possible to have both at the highest level.

sodesu - Unregistered

December 13, 2012 11:44 AM

My thoughts exactly. However this coincides with the Aldo Costa period, which saw a string of rather conservative designs and which also TBH was one of Ferrari's weakest in many years, even if Kimi managed to win a title in 2009. I think on paper letting Costa take over from Byrne was right, but somehow it didn't quite work out. Now Tombazis has taken over his role, and he has been involved in the design of a number of innovative cars at Benetton, McLaren and Ferrari. I think there will be more to come.

rob01 - Unregistered

December 13, 2012 12:36 PM

All of the holes have been closed. Next year even Newey said there was LITTLE to be found. Come on Alonso be real. These are spec cars and the series has been running the same engine formula since 06. His constant CALLS to Ferrari are boring me now.

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