F1 » Toro Rosso admits to testing ‘mystery’

Toro Rosso says that how it will fare in the two Bahrain tests "is a complete mystery" after struggling at the opening test in Jerez

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February 14, 2014 2:29 PM
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Germanys Auto Motor und Sport on Friday revealed that, having studied the data from the recent opening winter test, the top five places in terms of top speed were occupied by Mercedes powered cars. Topping the lot was the newly Mercedes powered Williams' Felipe Massa, who tripped the radar at 286kph on the front straight, and 307 on the fastest part of the southern Spanish circuit.
In contrast, the nearest Ferrari-powered car was the works F14-T driven by Kimi Raikkonen, with just 268 on the straight and a top speed of 289 considerably down on the leading Mercedes Benz machine.
Auto Motor und Sport's Michael Schmidt said Ferrari has admitted it did not deploy full power at Jerez where the all-new and sophisticated V6 power units' were getting the first outinng
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