Kubica Ferrari Test in 2010 car with Turbo?
|February 7, 2012||Posted by admin under Ferrari, Formula 1|
Ok so there have been rumours circulating about Robert Kubica having a test for Ferrari in June 2012, using the 2010 car, fitted with the new 1.6 turbo engine..
Ferrari themselves have said that there is no truth in this story, and why would they want to let him test it anyway?
Very little experience with turbos, no guarantee of him ever being recovered enough to be as quick as he was, and no baseline experience of the 2010 car.
If I wanted to get feedback on the progress of the engine development, I’d use a driver who had previously tested the 2010 car with the 2.4 V8.
The much more attractive 2010 car!
Plus, what if Kubica tested the Ferrari, and wasn’t quite quick enough, then he would have knowledge of the new Ferrari engine, and they wouldn’t want him in their car, so another team might come along and sign him up, and have the lowdown on the Ferrari 1.6 V6 turbo.
Ferrari have often tested alone, as they more than any team like their secrecy – and Kubica would surely compromise that, especially if there’s no guarantee of him being able to race for them.
I think Ferrari will look to replace Massa at the end of 2012, so there will be a seat available for 2013 but there’s every chance that could go to one of either Jenson Button or maybe one of the Torro Rosso drivers if they impress suitably in 2012…