Ferrari 'too fast' - designer
12 November 2004 –
The FIA are right to make Formula One slower, Ferrari's F1 car designer Rory Byrne said. The South African reckons the field of grand prix challengers, in which his F2004 was clearly the fastest, was getting 'a bit too fast' this year.
He told British magazine F1 Racing: "When you've got such a number of accidents, sooner or later someone is going to be unlucky and get injured - that's the theory."
Byrne also rejects any pro-Ferrari conspiracy theory linking the aerodynamic, tyre and engine restrictions with the need for a closer world championship. "I think the rule changes have been done, as far as I'm aware, entirely logically," Rory commented.