THIS is why ferrari and fillipe have stuck together – he’s a strong team player.
When it was suggested that the car looked difficult to drive, Massa said: “It’s a lot of work. As I said, we tried so many different things with the car, so many runs we go out with not everything in the car to do the lap time, just to collect data. It’s different than in the past, the programme is different, and it’s also more complicated for us because we tried so many things just looking for the performance of a piece in the car that we’re trying.”
just goes to show how much work is required to compete at the highest level. it also shows how dumb the testing restrictions are. what other sport prevents players from non-championship games, never mind severe restrictions on practice?! the intention of testing restrictions was to generate parity through cost-cutting, but it has had the opposite effect because an early deficit is very difficult to overcome. meanwhile spending by any true contender hasn’t decreased, it’s just moved to less productive areas.