Ferrari to close wind tunnel for winter fix

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Oct.2 (GMM) Ferrari will close its wind tunnel for a period this forthcoming winter in order to ensure the Maranello facility is working properly.

A F3 car in a wind tunnel
A F3 car in a wind tunnel

Photo by: Ralt

Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport said the move follows the famous team's concerns that the data produced by the tunnel has not been totally reliable in recent years.

"Stefano Domenicali has decided to close the tunnel for a while in order to do verifications and calibrations," Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo is quoted by the Finnish broadcaster MTV3.

The reports said the wind tunnel closure will occur in December or January.

The Spanish sports newspaper Marca said Ferrari will "look elsewhere" for its wind tunnel testing during this time.

The great team has in the recent past used former F1 team Toyota's state of the art facility in Cologne.

The recalibration of the Maranello tunnel follows Ferrari's signing this year of renowned F1 aerodynamicists Ben Agathangelou and Loic Bigois, Marca added.

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