Ferrari prepare ‘large’ update for ’06 car

Thu, 6 July 2006, 04:01

In a bid to maintain its Indianapolis form, Ferrari will debut ‘new parts’ at the upcoming formula one race in France.

Technical director Ross Brawn admitted to ‘RTL’ that the aerodynamic package is a ‘larger step’ in the development of the 248 car — but not a ‘B’-racer.

The Maranello based team is also likely to debut a new system for starts.

However, Felipe Massa – who finished a career best of second at Indianapolis – admitted that normal service is likely to be resumed once the circus is back in Europe.

The Brazilian, currently taking a break in Sao Paulo, said: ”I expect the competition to get harder for us again (then) and that we will not look so dominant.”

Teammate Michael Schumacher, meanwhile, is still getting over the fact that his native Germany lost its World Cup semi-final to Italy.

”I am still a little down about it,” the Ferrari driver said this week, ”and the fact that we are among the four best teams in the world is only a small comfort.”

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