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.