F1

Ferrari To Wait Longer Before 2012 Focus Switch

By: GMM

Ferrari has decided to wait until after July's three Grands Prix before possibly switching its focus to the 2012 season.

Nikolas Tombazis
Nikolas Tombazis

Team boss Stefano Domenicali said in Canada two weeks ago that the Italian team will make a decision about the success of this year's campaign after Silverstone, where the FIA's hot exhaust blowing ban takes effect.

But Germany's Speed Week is now reporting that Ferrari, buoyed by stronger performances recently at Monaco and Canada, will now wait until after Valencia, Britain, the Nurburgring and Hungary before deciding if the current 150 Italia car should continue to be aggressively developed. Ferrari's chief designer Nikolas Tombazis confirmed: "We have made quite a lot of progress over the past few months and I believe that was visible in recent races and we hope that trend will continue.

"How well these next few races go will decide whether or not we feel we are still in with a chance of fighting for the championships this year, even if we are quite a long way behind in the points," the Greece-born engineer added.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Tags domenicali, ferrari, tombazis

User photos

EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

21 photos
SurdinP
F1

SurdinP

1 photos
max
F1

max

29 photos
ADLITIKA
F1

ADLITIKA

213 photos
Kevin_Bennett_Photo
F1

Kevin_Bennett_Photo

139 photos
PiBiPhoto
F1

PiBiPhoto

47 photos
koutnas
F1

koutnas

16 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

24 photos
Upload photo