18-inch F1 concept tyre at Silverstone
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New team boss Marco Mattiacci insists he is not afraid of making changes to put Ferrari back on the path to victory.
His predecessor Stefano Domenicali has already gone, and the latest paddock rumour is that engine chief Luca Marmorini could be the next to pay the price for the fabled Italian marque’s poor start to the new V6 era.
Pirelli will test a much lower-profile tyre during next week’s post-British grand prix test at Silverstone.
F1′s official tyre supplier, whose public profile has been much lower in 2014 as drivers label its new approach as “conservative”, said the 18-inch tyre will “showcase the way that formula one could look in the near future”.
Alex Zanardi, horrifically and near-fatally injured in 2001, has wished his old rival Michael Schumacher well.
Three times during their respective racing careers, the Italian and German faced off on the circuits. The first was as teenagers, at the wheel of European kart competitions. Then a few years later, in the early 90s, when Zanardi raced in F1 for Jordan, Minardi and Lotus.
Christian Horner has added his denial to reports Red Bull could end its F1 engine crisis by building its own turbo V6.