'Aggressive' 2012 Ferrari project underway - report

By: GMM

Ferrari is already working on the fundamental elements of its 2012 car, according to a report.

Ferrari is alwady working on 2012 car
Ferrari is alwady working on 2012 car

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The Spanish sports daily Marca said the Italian team is still developing the 150 Italia car in parallel, particularly the floor, diffuser, exhausts and the engine mapping.

But the chassis, gearbox, suspension and cooling systems for its successor are also on the drawing board at Maranello, with the report saying the approach for next year "will be more aggressive".

Ferrari is just third in the constructors' championship behind Red Bull and McLaren, with Fernando Alonso achieving the team's first podium of the season last weekend in Turkey.

As for the 2012 car, chief designer Nikolas Tombazis said it is underway in May "because otherwise it will be too late".

"For this development we have spoken about the problems of this year to have more aggressiveness in the project," he added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso
Teams Ferrari , McLaren
Tags 2012 car, development, ferrari, tombazis