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Ferrari can work on 2008 and 2009 simultaneously // Technical director Aldo Costa says they have the resources

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This is F1Minute and it’s the 20th August 2008.

For a while now, we’ve had rumours that teams are having to choose between working on this year’s car to improve their championship prospects, or pushing forward development on the 2009 car. Ferrari are not one of these teams. Technical Director Aldo Costa says they have the resources to work on both years at the same time, although working on the two cars simultaneously can be a challenge.

Of next year’s development, he said: “We are now entering the production phase for the main components of our 2009 car, parts such as the chassis and gearbox, which is a delicate phase with no way to recover from any mistakes. One step in the wrong direction could prove very costly.”

However, Costa said they’re not giving up on 2008 just yet: “Ferrari have the ability and resources to work on next year's car without having to relax for one moment on continuing the development of the F2008 in a championship that is proving to be very tight between ourselves and our usual opponents”

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