2008 Ferrari to debut in January

Thu, 22 November 2007, 10:40

Luca Baldisserri has revealed that Ferrari’s 2008 car, to be an “evolution” of the current F2007, will be tested for the first time at Jerez on 14 January.

“For the first test we will be ready with two cars,” the Italian, who is the Maranello based team’s head of track activities, confirmed to the newspaper La Stampa.

He also said Kimi Raikkonen, the newly crowned world champion, will not enjoy number one status next year over teammate Felipe Massa.

“The track will determine the hierarchy,” he explained. “The same as in the days of Schumacher. Barrichello for example ended 2003 very strongly and began 2004 full of chances, but Michael won the first five races.”

Despite the promotion of Stefano Domenicali to team boss, meanwhile, Jean Todt will still attend grands prix in 2008, Baldisserri said.

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