Formula 1 03 Oct 2005 06:03 pm

Ferrari to reduce testing in 2006?

You have probably read that I am less than impressed by the Ferrari Formula 1 team’s poor spirit in terms of observing gentlemen’s agreements regarding testing limitations. Maybe this gives a ray of hope for 2006.

2 Responses to “Ferrari to reduce testing in 2006?”

  1. on 12 Oct 2005 at 13:19 (Sydney) 1.Marco Corrent said …

    Nothing is fair in love, War and F1. Ferrari need use every trick to pull themselves out of the doldrums. The problem that they have is simple. I believe that it is the probelm that plauqed them prior to them returning to the top. The reliance of engineers from the UK school of F1. If you look back they have never been successful with engineers from Italy or those that have risen through the ranks of Ferrari and while Rory Byrne and Ross Brawn have put succession plans in place, this years car ( design team led by Aldo Costa ) has proved to be a dud. My prediction is that Ferrari at this point don’t look like they have the genius’s like Rory and Ross and the fact is Rory wants to retire soon so who will take up the mantle.
    Don’t let the tyre excuse fool things as you can tell when the car is good as Barrichello usually qualifies and places in the top places and this has rarely happened this season.

    Just a laymen’s opinion using historical facts.

  2. on 13 Oct 2005 at 10:43 (Sydney) 2.Richard said …

    Marco — welcome to the Flying Nerd site.

    I’ve never believed that Ferrari’s 2005 troubles were just down to tyres. But I’m sure the tyres aren’t great.

    It seems to me that the car is just not as good as Ferrari has produced in recent years — and such a car was always goimg to happen irrespective of who designs it. No team will always be on top — and let’s face it, the other teams have been investing in order to catch up to and beat Ferrari.

    2005 has been a breath of fresh air in F1. A new world champ, different teams winning (often but not always) interesting races, and Ferrari not doing so well.

    Roll on 2006, and V8s. I just hope they can fix qualifying over the break.