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Ferrari prepare to shut down their wind tunnel // The team analyse the pace of their car carefully

Published by Christine Blachford

Ferrari prepare to shut down their wind tunnel
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Luca di Montezemolo, President of Ferrari, has revealed the team have plans to shut down the wind tunnel over the winter, due to problems with the data it has been churning out.

Talking about the disappointing updates Ferrari have brought to the car this year, Montezemolo has reportedly said: “[Stefano Domenicali] has reached a conclusion to shut down the wind tunnel for a while and do our tests elsewhere, to verify and recalibrate everything... I don’t know whether this will happen in December or January, it’s up to him. I have absolute faith in him.”

The pace of the car is something at the forefront of the team’s mind, as Domenicali himself admitted after the Singapore GP that Alonso’s lead in the championship standings can only be kept up if they secure some more victories.

He said: “We have to make sure that Fernando can win again up until the end, otherwise it will be very difficult. Then we would have to rely on the problems of the others, which is not the right thing to say or to do at the moment.”

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