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Ferrari engine failures in Force India, Toro Rosso, and Ferrari cars

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#1 OnTheGas

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:41

Hello Bira, and team,

One of the big stories that I'm not yet seeing covered at these first two races is the Ferrari engine failures.

For example, at OZ, both red cars having engine failures which was big news, and rightly so. But at the same time, the only other Ferrari powered car in the race also had an engine failure, that of Bourdais. Fisichella's Force India, and Vettel's Toro Rosso crashed out on the first lap, while Sutil had a hydraulic failure 8 laps into the race. So three of the six Ferrari powered cars were racing, and all three had motor failures.

So great job by Jonathon Noble to get the story from Ferrari about the motors in their own cars... I still can't believe they mapped the motors too lean!

So possible stories would be about the other Ferrari motors, starting with Bourdais' Australian motor... why did it fail?

At this point, after 2nd Friday practice on Friday @ Malaysia, we learn that Sutil smoked his Ferrari motor 5 laps into practice session 1. Story is why did that motor smoke?

Finally, it is surprising that last weekend, Ferrari ran their motors mapped too lean, and put themselves out of the race.

But then today, they cost themselves some valuable practice time by not providing Kimi enough fuel, leaving his red car out parked on track. Maybe not that big of a deal to some folks, but I'm curious about... Is Ferrarie falling apart at the seems suddenly?


#2 eltigro

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 09:14

hmmm no, just a rough patch :s