January 23, 2009

Massa: 2009 car is like a Go Kart.

"We came from Formula 1 cars  with high downforce loads to drive, essentially, Go-Karts.  The new car is very different to drive, it slides a lot more.  Even if the tires have more grip, that grip is only there when the tire is fresh, two to five laps,  then it becomes more and more difficult to drive.  The rear is much more lively and reminds me a little bit of a Kart."

Massa, in this interview after the  Mugello test session,  goes on to say that the Ferrari KERS worked better than anyone expected and that reliability was good.

Interesting that this year, the Pope, Mclaren and Ferrari have all started YouTube Channels.  There must be a connection!



  1. wtf is up with the front wheels of the new F1 cars????

  2. like the new Mclarens where there seems like the rim has a bulge and goes out of the tire... and in this vid the "rim" of the front wheels on the ferrari are still when the car is being park into the pit... you can see it at the 1:28 mark in the vid, seems almost like spinners

  3. yes... but i never really noticed it 'till NOW hahahaha

    oh and the mclaren rim thing i said... i meant this http://www.formula1.com/news/technical/2009/0/615.html


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