Ferrari call for more F1 testing ahead of 2014 turbo era

BMW F1 Turbo engineJan.17 (GMM) Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has urged Formula One to consider relaxing its strict in-season testing limits as teams ready for the introduction of radical new engine rules for 2014.

At the team’s annual winter media event in the Italian Dolomites, O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper quoted Ferrari boss Domenicali as saying that making manufacturers track test their new turbo V6s only in the few weeks before the 2014 championship is a “risk”.

“Let’s meet to discuss the issue,” Domenicali is quoted as saying by Brazilian correspondent Livio Oricchio. “We need to test some more.”

Oricchio also said that, for superstitious reasons, it is unlikely that Ferrari will officially name this year’s car F2013.

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