Monaco

Last Race: 24th May Monaco

Monaco GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Sebastian Vettel
3 Lewis Hamilton
Canada

Next Race: 07th June Canada

Toyota lends Ferrari a hand

2012-12-28 06:46:00

 RSS

Share:

Toyota lends Ferrari a hand

Ferrari will develop their car for the 2013 Formula One season exclusively at the Toyota facility in Cologne, according to reports.


After encountering problems at their Maranello wind tunnel earlier this year, the Ferrari facility will be out of order until August 2013.

Reports from newspapers El Mundo Deportivo and Kolner Express claim that Ferrari has turned to Cologne, where former F1 team Toyota rents out its facility to clients.

Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali later confirmed that the team won't be using the Maranello facility for the upcoming season, saying that "working in two wind tunnels would be too risky."

Team president Luca di Montezemolo added that Cologne will be the exclusive development site for their 2013 car.

"We will develop the 2013 car exclusively in the Toyota wind tunnel to avoid confusion and mistakes."

He added that such a move isn't unusual and that F1 team McLaren is also a regular customer of Toyota.

"Our clients are very happy with our wind tunnel services," Toyota Motorsport GmbH's Rob Leupen commented.

Model Cara Delevingne meets football star Cristiano Ronaldo

Editor's Picks

Good Race, Bad Race: Monaco

Good Race, Bad Race: Monaco

How fortune can turn on a dime...

PF1's Monaco Conclusions

PF1's Monaco Conclusions

Mercedes gave a lesson on how to screw up a race while Max Verstappen learnt how not to overtake...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

F1 Could Learn From FIFA

F1 Could Learn From FIFA

The F1 Strategy Group's latest vision for the sport falls well short of the existential threat to F1: sustainability...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...