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7 Jan 2008

F2008

NEw year, new car....

Yesterday, 6 January, Ferrari unveil their new F1 car, named F2008. Today, 2007 World Champion, Kimi Raikkonen tested the new car at Fiorano, Italy. It features a new electronic system called SECU (Standard Electronic Control Unit) that is the same for all F1 teams this season.
Other new details include a revamped transmission, which must be used for four consecutive races, and more safety features, including lateral guards near the drivers' helmets.
According to new rules for materials, the car is heavier than last year's edition, weighing in at 1,333.78 pounds, including water, oil and the driver. There is also a complete overhaul in aerodynamics, although Ferrari said more changes will be put in place before the first race in Australia in March.
Raikkonen said the cockpit is tighter.
"There are a lot of changes. Most of all the loss of traction control is gone, which will make it a little difficult to drive in the wet," the Finnish driver told the ANSA news agency. "We'll have to change our style of driving, but that happens with every new car."
I personally hope that Kimi will retain his World Champion's title. Go! Go! Kimi!Gambateh kudasai!!

The new F2008

Steering wheel

Kimi with Massa

Both drivers with the Ferrari's sport director

Kimi doing the testing for the first time

2 comments:

[Fadilah Diyana] said...

wow,semangat f1

kimichongraikkonen said...

ahaha...orang yg gila f1...hehehe...