Subs struggling because F60 difficult to drive - boss

Ferrari's 2009 car is "extremely difficult to drive" and explains why its occupants have struggled to keep up since Felipe Massa crashed in late July. Luca Badoer was ridiculed by the media and replaced after just two races by Giancarlo ...

Ferrari's 2009 car is "extremely difficult to drive" and explains why its occupants have struggled to keep up since Felipe Massa crashed in late July.

Luca Badoer was ridiculed by the media and replaced after just two races by Giancarlo Fisichella, who had stunned the Formula One world with his pace in the Force India at Spa-Francorchamps.

But the highly experienced Roman has also notably struggled at the wheel of the number 3 car, and team boss Stefano Domenicali admits the Maranello built design is "extremely difficult to drive".

"The drivers simply don't have the confidence about how the car is going to react, so they brake earlier and go back onto the gas later," he is quoted as saying by Auto Bild.

Domenicali added: "I would like to say something about Luca Badoer, because everyone put him down. Giancarlo did a fantastic result in Belgium before he came to us and now also he is struggling.

"It would therefore be wrong to push all the blame onto the drivers," said the Italian.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Luca Badoer , Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari , Force India