Ferrari in 'fine form' - Gene
2 December 2005 –
Ferrari will be back in 'fine form' next year, the Maranello team's Spanish test driver says. Marc Gene, who this week tested the new V8 engine at Mugello while 2006 racer Felipe Massa clocked up the Bridgestone miles at Valencia, said development for the '06 car is 'going very well indeed.'
31-year-old Gene, who apparently attended Buckingham University (UK) as a student, told 'Buckingham Today' that Ferrari would settle for nothing but 'a repeat our championship glory'.
Ferrari failed to win a single race in 2006, except for the ill-fated US grand prix at which only Jordan and Minardi were also on the track. Gene, from Sabadell near Barcelona, joined Ferrari a year ago after stints as Williams' tester and at Minardi.
He said: "Despite the team not performing at their best this year, it has been very satisfying to complete so many laps in a Ferrari car. It has been so special for me. I am very confident that things are going to be really good next season."