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Ferrari continue to beat the drum of F1 revolution

Ferrari have once again called for a revolution in Formula One.

Ever since the switch from the old aspirated v8 engines at the end of 2013 to the new v6 turbo-hybrid engines of 2014, Ferrari have moaned and groaned themselves into virtual obscurity.

They have been laughed at off the track as former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo claimed that the regulations would make the Formula One racers “taxi drivers', shortly before one of the most entertaining races in recent memory at Bahrain.

On the track both Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen struggled to compete against the likes of Mercedes, Red Bull Racing and Williams, coming fourth marginally ahead of McLaren and Force India.

So much so that former double F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso was desperate to take the gamble and join the new project of McLaren Honda that he was willing to tear up his remaining two-year contract with Ferrari.

Alonso's departure has actually been just one of many, with a complete restructure taking place behind the scenes at Ferrari including new Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene, who replaced Marco Mattiacci as team principal in November.

His job is to get Ferrari winning again and the best way he can do that is to change the regulations to upset the current status-quo enjoyed by Mercedes.

The best way to change the regulations is to call for revamp of the engines and the best political way to do this is to claim that it's for the benefit of the sport, not just because Ferrari are stamping their feet like a toddler not getting their own way.

'By 2017, I too would like to see cars that win over the fans, with cars that they can get closer to and that are aesthetically more appealing, maybe even producing a noise that gets your hair standing on end, like that produced by a heavy metal band,'

'I don’t think a simple evolution is enough in this case. Instead, a real revolution is called for, with significant and radical changes. By that I mean more power, higher speeds, not necessarily involving the use of more fuel, but definitely applying a cost reduction to those components that are of little interest to the general public.”
Arrivabene told Sky Sports.








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Date:Thursday January 29 2015

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