Once is enough. This is what happens when you do a good job and you commit yourself very early to your goal, working endlessly at every small detail and in the right way.
Ferrari is very tired of the curse that seems to have fallen on it during the last decade. New decade, new story – or new “old” story, as the Italian team used to be a winner since its arrival in the major formula back at its start.
The Prancing Horse is trying very hard to build a car that can throw down the gauntlet at Mercedes and try to take the World Championship cup back to Italy and it seems it is attending its goal.
They just passed the crash test for their 2020 car at their first attempt. It is a task not so simple to fulfil as the FIA set 15 phases that have to be passed before calling a F1 car “ready to race”.
Ferrari did so in these hours at the CSI centre in Bollate, nearby the area of Milan, in Italy. That is the exact place where another F1 failed the same test. It is Alfa Romeo, just to prove that a crash test is a serious thing and not a mere formality.
Rumours has it that the Maranello based team is the second one to pass the test, after the Racing Point.
Ready to go onwards with the 2020 plan for “la Rossa”. The new car is now named “project 671” and that is how it is called inside the Sport Management in Maranello. For the official name of the red car, we have to wait until the coming out of the new car. A waiting that is doomed to last short, as the official date of the launching is the 11th of February, a month from today.