Ferrari plans ahead for Australian GP with three F2001

Maranello, 15th February - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro will take three F2001 cars to the Australian Grand Prix. The decision was taken this afternoon in Maranello, after an in-depth analysis of the data accumulated during the F2002's first...

Maranello, 15th February - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro will take three F2001 cars to the Australian Grand Prix. The decision was taken this afternoon in Maranello, after an in-depth analysis of the data accumulated during the F2002's first development days.

"The new car has proved to be very quick right from the start, but we do not have sufficient time at our disposal to be entirely sure about its total reliability for the first round of the season," said the Director General of the Gestione Sportiva, Jean Todt. "Therefore, we have decided to go to Melbourne with the F2001, which even in this winter's tests, has proved to be very competitive and reliable. We think it will be able to bring home valuable points for the championship. Next week, we will continue our on-track development of the F2002, as well as fine tuning the F2001 for the first race."

Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro continues working with the new car tomorrow, when Michael Schumacher will drive at Mugello. From Monday, the team will be in Imola for the first of three days testing, using both the F2002 and the F2001.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari