Ferrari to Focus on 2010 Car Soon, No KERS Included!

With the FIA-FOTA dispute now over – at least theoretically – Luca di Montezemolo admitted that Ferrari will soon start focusing on the 2010 car. As confirmed by McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh last weekend, it seems refueling ban will still be a variable for the upcoming season, but other new technical rules are likely to make the F1 regulations as well.

Under the circumstances, the Ferrari CEO reckoned his team will keep focusing on their 2009 operations for the near future, but will switch to the 2010 programme as soon as the rule book will be finalized. However, he did mention it will be hard to get an extensive data sheet on their 2010 car without some prior testing, currently banned by the FIA in-season.

I am confident that we can improve our performance into the next race. But it is going to be difficult if not impossible to dramatically change the car within this season without any tests. Soon we will concentrate fully on next year's car,” admitted Di Montezemolo in an interview with German TV station RTL.

Also confirmed by the Ferrari CEO – and FOTA chairman – was that the Ferrari F60's successor will not feature the Kinetic Energy Recovery System. This information therefore becomes extremely valuable in finding out if KERS will continue to be part of F1 next year of face complete scrap by the FIA/FOTA.

In addition, the Ferrari-an admitted he feels at peace with the regulations for 2010, as it will be “stable, clear and transparent” for all Formula One teams.

This year, given the multitude of aerodynamic changes to the F1 cars, plenty of disputes made the headlines concerning the teams' aero features. From Ferrari's exhaust system in testing to Brawn GP's controversial double decker diffuser, the FIA had a hard time finding some compromise solutions.
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