So my friends in order to report to me so they say took two Bentley’s for a run. I know them well enough to know they just wanted to race the Bentley’s from Gstaad, Switzerland to Maranello, Italy for the launch, the unveiling of the 2012 Ferrari F1, for the sheer joy of it. Yes, these were the coldest few day’s in Europe and snow, but that was not going to stop them or the Bentley’s, then again if you have been to Le Mans you know nothing really stops the Bentley’s. Upon arrival in Maranello my friends discovered Ferrari had canceled the big splash opening due to the weather. Well in Maranello it’s not too shabby, with great Italian cooking, some wine, and watch it all on-line is what they did as did the rest of the world.
Having promised a more radical approach with its car that it has had in recent seasons, the new Ferrari is the result of a big effort at the factory under the guidance of new technical director Pat Fry.
The snow that forced the cancellation of the launch also means that plans for a shakedown of the car at Fiorano have also had to be abandoned. It is not clear if the team will be able to complete any mileage prior to the first official test with the car at Jerez in Spain next week.