New Ferrari is 'big step'
10 November 2004 –
Rory Byrne has no doubt left rival F1 designers quaking in their boots by revealing that next year's Ferrari will be a 'big step forward.' The South African told F1 Racing magazine that aerodynamic, engine and tyre regulation-changes have compelled 'quite a different' car design.
He said: "The car will be a bit slower, of course, but - technically - it will be better."
Maranello-based Ferrari earlier vowed to start the 2005 season with a 'hybrid' version of the current championship-winning F2004. If they do, because of the two-race engine rule, the new car cannot then debut until the third grand prix.