Schu gets $26m title boost

Posted: July 10, 2006 by Neeraj in aerodynamics, Bridgestone, Drivers, F1-Budget, Ferrari, Formula-One, Jean Todt, Michael Schumacher, RaceTracks, Teams, Tyres

As reported on Feedmef1

Ferrari has pumped in another $26 million to boost Michael Schumacher’s charge for an eighth world championship in 2006.

At Jerez last Friday, in preparation for the upcoming French grand prix, the 37-year-old racer set a new test lap record with a rejuvenated car. Although Ross Brawn insists that it is not a ‘B’ specification, the heavily revised ‘248’ features a new engine cover, front wing and engine, packing an extra 20 hp.

The tabloid daily also described new Bridgestone tyres for Magny Cours as ‘super-rubber’, and said team principal Todt had asked Ferrari staff to work extra shifts at Maranello to implement the upgrade.

Wow !! Someone got really a “positive boost” from Itay winning FIFA World Cup. And given that they are getting an extra 20hp boost, that’s definatly going to put them next to [if not ahead] Renault.

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  1. farzad says:

    Ha. I just read on the BBC website that they expect the World Cup win to boost the Italian economy but I don’t think this is what they had in mind. šŸ™‚

  2. Neeraj says:

    We can say this is the “indirect” boost to the economy šŸ™‚

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