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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 07:35 AM
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Unhappy Ferrari F1 bosses fly home to Maranello
(Reuters) - Ferrari Formula One team bosses flew back to Italy on Monday to try and speed up development and get to the bottom of their car's poor showing in the first two races of the season.

Ferrari said on their website (www.ferrari.com ) that principal Stefano Domenicali, technical director Aldo Costa and assistant Pat Fry had returned to Maranello after Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix rather than head straight to Shanghai for the next race this weekend.

"The number one priority is still naturally enough, an investigation into the aerodynamics and on finding out why the cars' performance on track does not match the numbers produced by the wind tunnel," the team said.

"It is a very tricky operation, with consequences for every area of the development process: better to follow it first hand, to push it along a bit further.

"That way some updates planned for later races might actually be available earlier, hopefully starting here in China," added the website.

After looking fast and reliable in pre-season testing, Ferrari have been eclipsed by champions Red Bull and closest rivals McLaren in the first two races in Australia and Malaysia.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/11/us-motor-raci...
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