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Here comes the Ferrari F2005. Now the race begins.

8) :) :lol: :D :p :green:
 

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according to Shumi & Rubens the car feels quicker
but if you look at the times that they run at Fiorano, then it isn't.
or maybe they still haven't pushed the car fully? but i kinda doubt that

and Bridgstone should also come up with a better tyre QUICKLY
 

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Here is the latest article on the new car:

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Formula One champions Ferrari have decided to bring forward the race debut of their new car to Bahrain on April 3 after Renault ran away with the first two grands prix of the season.

"We'll take two new cars to Bahrain," said a Ferrari spokesman after a meeting at the Maranello factory on Thursday.

"We have all the parts. We will need to work a lot but everything will be ready for the race."

Ferrari had planned to debut the F2005 in Spain in May, the fifth round of the season, after starting with a modified version of the title-winning F2004 that triumphed in 15 of 18 races last year.

Renault's early season form and the F2004's obvious lack of relative pace forced their hand, with seven-times champion Michael Schumacher testing the car for the first time at the Mugello circuit on Wednesday.

Renault lead the constructors' championship with 26 points while Ferrari have 10.

Schumacher failed to finish the season-opener in Australia and was seventh in Malaysia. He has two points compared to Spaniard Fernando Alonso's 16.

Ferrari had no driver on the podium at Sepang and have not won for three races in a row, if last year's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix is included.

"The Mugello test, where both race drivers were able to drive the F2005 for the first time, confirmed its potential," Italy's ANSA news agency quoted team chief Jean Todt as saying.

"The poor results of the first two races have given us a positive stimulus.

"Together with (tyre supplier) Bridgestone, we have decided to speed up the development program and believe that various new elements, car and tires, will allow us to get back to attacking form after two races on the defensive.

"I have to say I am very pleased with how the team and all our partners have reacted to try and return quickly to our true level of competitiveness."

Ferrari had to make a snap decision on the new car this week because of new regulations penalizing any driver who changes an engine before it has done two successive races.

The engine in the old F2004 cannot be switched to the new car, meaning that Ferrari would otherwise have had to wait until the fifth round to change cars without suffering a 10-place penalty for both drivers on the starting grid.

Both Schumacher and Brazilian Rubens Barrichello gave their seal of approval of the new car after flying back from Malaysia to test it.

"The most important thing is that the new car shows that it's good and it's fast. And this car did both right away," he said on Wednesday.

The main concern for Ferrari now will be reliability. Technical director Ross Brawn has said he expects the F2005 to be about a second faster than the old car.

Renault head Flavio Briatore said in Malaysia that he was not concerned by the threat the new Ferrari could pose, welcoming its hurried introduction.

"It means we are putting them under some pressure," said the Italian. "I will be very happy if they have the car all ready for Bahrain."
 

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Lets hope....
Indeed. But not for what you are hoping for :D
 

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Basosz, This should make you happy, Ferrari just announced that they are dropping F1 in 2006 for cost reasons. :cry:
Actually... If that's true then that saddens me. I would love for Formula 1 to become more like CART or even NASCAR. 44 cars on a circuit is far more enjoyable for the viewers than 18. Imagine a circuit like Spa Francorchamps which is over 6 km (4 miles) long and all 18 cars are scattered about... As a spectator you only see a car coming by. I want close combat in tight spaces. The NASCAR race at Bristol is a good example. It's a very small Oval but they still bring out ALL the guns to race it. That's entertainment.

So am I glad that ferrari withdraws? No. I'm only glad when they do race... but loose. That's much more fun
 

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Basosz said:
Actually... If that's true then that saddens me. I would love for Formula 1 to become more like CART or even NASCAR. 44 cars on a circuit is far more enjoyable for the viewers than 18. Imagine a circuit like Spa Francorchamps which is over 6 km (4 miles) long and all 18 cars are scattered about... As a spectator you only see a car coming by. I want close combat in tight spaces. The NASCAR race at Bristol is a good example. It's a very small Oval but they still bring out ALL the guns to race it. That's entertainment.

So am I glad that ferrari withdraws? No. I'm only glad when they do race... but loose. That's much more fun
Please check the date on my post. :wink: :wink: :wink:
 

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You got me. But still my post holds true. I think that Formula 1 does not have enough cars.

A lot of you here at FF are americans so you are aware of CART and the IRL and NASCAR... I'm really saddened that Eurosport doens't cover it anymore because I LOVE those races. They offer a lot more excitement.
 

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cool, I told Basosz I forgot to post a april fools post on FF, and then he gets home and just gets fooled by another one :lol:
 

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Ah who cares about April first anyhow?

Ferrari lost... AGAIN !!!! They suck mayor ass and are way, WAY below their last-year leven.

I love this :D

Benetton is doing great on the other hand... which is cool for them :)
 

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This season is one of the largest, too many races... The Winner will be the Champion only if he will be able to be stabil on all of them. Renault has a great start. They shoot.... Ferrari will return on top, also like McLaren will too. But the question is: Will they be able to progress in a such a big scale like is the distance from them and Renault? They need to distruct at least 19 points..... Will be hard, but VERY Funny....
 
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