Ferrari still baffled by engine failure

Posted: October 12, 2006 by Neeraj in Drivers, Engines, Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Formula-One, Hockenheim, Michael Schumacher, RaceTracks, Suzuka, Teams

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Ferrari have discovered that Schumacher’s blow-up was caused by a failure in the upper part of a valve – and is the first time this season that it has occurred. To add to the team’s frustrations, the part has been used for several races already.

“It’s the first time we had it, and it’s nothing to do with what happened to Felipe’s engine,” Ferrari spokesman Luca Colajanni said. “We’re still doing more analysis to understand why there was this failure, but it was nothing to do with the other one. That was in the same area, but it was a completely different thing. It was not a part that had been recently introduced, so this is why it’s strange. It happened in Suzuka, but it could have happened in Hockenheim. It’s the kind of thing that can always happen. It’s just a shame that it happened when it did.”

This generally happens when people does something after a long time … things tend to seem difficult 🙂

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