Toyota: Ferrari Should Change Illegal Exhaust System

Only days after McLaren Mercedes and BMW issued their concerns over Ferrari's illegal exhaust system used on their 2009 challenger, the F60, Toyota have also urged the Scuderia to change it. According to BBC news, Toyota's Pascal Vasellon also revealed that the exhaust system used on the Ferrari F60 does not comply with the latest aerodynamic rules imposed by the FIA for the 2009 season. He also pointed out that Ferrari has some other areas to work on due to little illegalities in car design, but did not mention exactly what those sections are.

“The Ferrari has a few illegal features, like the exhaust pipe. We expect that to change as it is outside the regulations,” said the Toyota chassis technical boss, according to the aforementioned source.

Ferrari were also advised by Mercdes Motorsport Director Norbert Haug to change the much-discussed feature, as Ferrari F60's tailpipes have to be covered in 2009. Both Haug and BMW's Walter Riedl shared their thoughts on the matter following media reports in Germany – in Auto Motor und Sport magazine – showing the system was not following FIA's rule book.

Ferrari recently pulled out from the group test at Portimao this week in exchange of a home-circuit testing session at Mugello. The Scuderia was therefore expected to bring some slight adjustments to their exhaust system and try the newly-revised car in their own backyard.

However, all footage of the cars used by both Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa during this week's testing at Mugello did not reveal a modified system. The tailpipes continued to remain uncovered. Ferrari are yet to share comments on the matter.
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