Zurich Gnome

The journal of a Swiss-based motor-racing enthusiast.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Maranello on Monday?

In recent years, Ferrari have introduced their new car relatively late in the season. In 2004 for example, it was three races into the season before the new car came out. But this year, it's thought that the new car will run as early as next week.

Of course, even in 2004, the all-conquering F2004 was seen on the Fiorano test track in February and March but with the changed regulations, there's a need to get the new car out early. The interim Ferrari with the 2006 engine fitted has been fastest of the V8 runners all this week, so there's hope for fans of the Scuderia that 2006 will have the red cars running closer to the front than last year.

I know it's not worth getting excited about testing times, but when the F2006 runs at Jerez for real, it'll be interesting to see how it compares against last year's car.


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