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Force India is the latest F1 team turning to Toyota’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel in Cologne.
It emerged in Singapore recently that Caterham is developing its 2015 car in the Cologne tunnel. Previously, Ferrari relied heavily on the Toyota facilities amid its troubles with its own tunnel at Maranello.
New team deputy Manfredi Ravetto has confirmed Caterham will debut a new nose at this weekend’s Belgian grand prix.
After founder Tony Fernandes’ exit and the new management’s ousting of 40 staff, the struggling backmarker team pressed the throttle on a development push in the hope of re-capturing the lucrative tenth in the constructors’ championship.
With Michael Schumacher fighting for recovery in a Swiss clinic, his family has also been fighting on another front.
EFE news agency reports that the publisher Hubert Burda Media, owner of the German news weekly Bunte, has been legally banned by a Munich court from publishing certain photographs of Schumacher’s wife Corinna.
The opening races of this season’s world championship will be crucial, according to Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali.
In 2012, runner-up Ferrari had a dire start to its campaign, while eventual champion Red Bull also took some time to establish its full potential. But with the sweeping rule changes of 2014 looming large, Domenicali said the dynamics of this season’s battle will be different.
Ferrari will develop the aerodynamics of its 2013 car exclusively in Cologne.
After encountering problems with its Maranello facility this year, Ferrari’s wind tunnel will be closed next year until August. International reports, including in El Mundo Deportivo newspaper (Spain) and Kolner Express (Germany), said Ferrari has now turned its attention to Cologne, where the former F1 team Toyota rents out its state-of-the-art facility to clients.