Ferrari were sandbagging during F1 winter testing believes Salo 10 March, 2014 Mika Salo Ferrari is yet to unleash the full potential of its 2014 Formula 1 world championship challenger. That is the view of ex F1 driver Mika Salo, who raced a few times for the fabled Italian team in 1999 and is now a pundit on Finnish television. Many believe that, in the 2014 pecking order, Ferrari trails most of the Mercedes-powered teams, but 47-year-old Salo is not so sure. “Ferrari has been pretty much hidden,” he told Finnish radio Nova. “When you look at the sector times for the tests, some are very good but some are ridiculously bad. They are covering up their pace and no one really knows where they are.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsJock Clear leaves Mercedes for FerrariHamashima leavesas Ferrari continue to wield the axeFry and Tombazis axed as Ferrari revolution continuesTodt: Ferrari is like someone who is tired and needs a doctorArrivabene: Ferrari on the attack until we are back where we should beFry set to follow Tombazis out the Ferrari doorEx-Mercedes tech chief Bell set for Ferrari moveHaas: Whoever I spoke to at Ferrari got fired!Newey turned down 2015 Ferrari deal after news was leakedTombazis next in line to be axed by Ferrari Vaibhav Vashisht I wish Virender Amen. =El Presidente= it is an entertaining thought… but, no. http://darrenstuart.com ninjamonk I really don’t see how, you would be stupid not to test your car at the maximum pace in testing than leave it to the first race. wishful thinking and press headline grabbing stuff to get him in the spotlight Spiros I ‘m not sure that Ferrari were sandbagging. What Salo says is that they may have given their best effort to one- two sectors each time… By this way, they have a picture of their performance despite they haven’t made any headlines…. Ambientereal And that where not sandbagging, then in every magazine I have seen the sector times and the comparison with other teams. Also the race pace doesn´t compare to Mercedes or Williams. Spiros If you want to “mask” your performance, you can use variable methods. Different reference points etc… Anyway, we are going to find out everybody’s true performance soon…. Carbisc all highly possible, just by using the throttle at 90-95% via software , it would be sandbagging , we’ll know who is where in the pecking order come Sunday night in OZ I hope there at least 4-5 teams fighting for top spot on Sunday http://batman-news.com BRIT MEDIA AT IT AGAIN the FINS ARE AT IT AGAIN….. hehehe If fellow Fin Kimi was not in the Ferrari, then Mika would not be saying that in the media. Wishful thinking. With new rules, new cars, new tech to test. No team can afford sandbagging. Not even front runners like Mercedes and Williams could afford sandbagging as was displayed with unexpected lap times comparable to last years Q3 times in Bahrain. We are all guilty of supporting our countrymen hey. Expect Mika to say a few good things Valteri’s way as well before Friday FP1.