RTE 1/12 ‘I don’t know how they did it’: A Ferrari’s motorworks team in northern Spain are reportedly still in the process of installing the final gearbox on a Formula One car.
A team spokesman told La Nacion newspaper the car was already on the road, and the team was preparing to begin the test on Friday.
It has not yet been confirmed whether the car will be ready for the start of the season.
The team said it was waiting for final confirmation on the car’s condition before they would proceed with the test.
Ferrari’s spokesman, Guido Foggi, told the newspaper that it was not necessary to take photos of the car.
Ferrari, which has been racing for nearly 40 years, have not announced their new cars yet but are due to start testing next month.
Getty 2/12 Ferrari’s Guido Poggi test driver and engineer, Guino Guido, tests a Ferrari 458 It has been a busy year for Ferrari’s technical staff, with Guido Guido taking over from Felipe Massa as Ferrari’s driver of the future and now taking over as technical chief.
However, he will be replaced by Filippo D’Ambrosio, a Ferrari team-mate of his who also tested a Ferrari at the Spanish Grand Prix.
The former Ferrari driver, who also has a Formula 1 licence, has been with the team since 2011 and has been the man behind many of the technical innovations of Ferrari’s F1 car.
The new man, Guida, will replace Guido Gaggi, who is retiring from F1 in 2018, and will replace Marco Mattiacci, who has been in charge of the team’s F3 and F4 projects.
It is not known when the new car will arrive at Ferrari’s factory, but it is expected to be ready by the end of this year.
The car is expected in the spring, with a test in 2020 also possible.
Getty Images 3/12 F1 driver Marco Mattia is expected by 2020 to step down as team boss of Ferrari Getty Images 4/12 Formula 1 driver Marco Matiacci is expected on the way out of Ferrari at end of 2020 Getty Images 5/12 A Ferrari test car at the start ‘the fastest car ever’ for F1 teams is expected for 2021 Getty Images 6/12 The first cars of 2018 and 2019 were not F1-spec, and so are the first in 2019 to be powered by a petrol engine, with Ferrari’s new 2017 car being powered by the turbocharged 2.0-litre V6.
The turbocharged engine is capable of a 0-62mph time of just 0.6sec, which is better than the 0.7sec that Ferrari’s 0.8-litres V8 engine achieved in 2016.
The engine’s range has been increased to 265kW, up from just 220kW in 2016, so the car is more powerful than before.
The 2017 car has been designed with a larger diffuser, which allows for better airflow over the rear tyres.
The diffuser will be used for both rear wing and front wing sections.
Ferrari also increased the engine’s power to a new 9.0litre four-cylinder engine, the first turbocharged version to be fitted to an F1 race car.
It produces 270bhp, up 4bhp on the current Ferrari V8.
The power unit is paired with a twin-turbocharger, with the first power unit being used for the rear wing, the second for the front wing and the last for the engine itself.
The F1 team have also confirmed that the engine is set to be used in the next two cars.
Getty 7/12 Toro Rosso will field their first F1 cars next year, and are looking to introduce a ‘modern, high performance’ car with an aerodynamic package.
Toro Rosse are reportedly looking to add an aerodynamics package to their cars in 2017.
Getty 8/12 Fernando Alonso will start his career as a Formula 2 driver, while he will also compete in the world championship in 2018.
Getty 9/12 Max Verstappen is expected out of Formula 1 by the beginning of 2020, with Lewis Hamilton taking over the F1 title.
Getty 10/12 Nico Rosberg will be in the Red Bull F1 for 2018.
11/12 Sebastian Vettel is expected retire from F3 at the end “It is hard to imagine a better time than now, but there are so many great drivers that are not yet ready,” Verst Apper said, adding that it is “really difficult to say” when he would step down from F2.
Getty 12/12 Pastor Maldonado will drive a Ferrari for the next five years Getty 1/10 ‘I do not know how ‘they’ did it’ : A Ferrari of Formula One team, is reportedly still at the process to install the final, gearbox of a Formula one car