Reviews because of unclear rules: Ferrari is not testing in Fiorano with the previous year's car

11:15  26 january  2022
11:15  26 january  2022 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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shortly before the start of the test on the new Formula 1 season Ferrari this week a four-day test on its test track in Fiorano. In doing so, the previous year's car SF21 should be used, but shortly before the start of the test, the racing team had to change its original plans.

The reason: It was not clear if you can actually use a car from the past year. Because the sporting regulations of Formula 1 for the year 2022 is currently still in the floating. The only published rules are a formerly design that has already been approved in April of the previous year.

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The teams and the FIA ​​worked on a number of changes, such as the sprint races or the length of Friday training. But these have not yet been confirmed by the formal method for ratification in the world motor portrate.

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theoretically, this could wait until the season opener in Bahrain, which Ferrari now brought into the Bredouille. Although the teams crowded due to the 20022 regulatory vendor to adapt the test rules to use cars from 2021 this year, as they can hardly achieve performance benefits.

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In a Tuesday explanation, it says: "The test program that the Scuderia Ferrari wanted to perform on the route of Fiorano today was changed this morning."

Ferrari is safe in Fiorano

"in anticipation of an update from the FIA ​​how the definition of 'Test Previous Cars' is used in 2022, which determines which car can be used in this type of test, was decided, That a 2018 SF71H is used. The detailed program will be announced later, "says the message.

According to the text of the last published regulations, the team is still prohibited to use a car built after the regulations of the previous year. Private resources with older cars are allowed, provided that these are at least two years old.

As part of Ferrari's four-day testing, the official test driver Robert Schwarzman is also used in addition to the two parent pilots Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. While he takes over the tax on Tuesday and Friday, Leclerc is scheduled for Wednesday. Sainz will test on Thursday.

its car for 2022, which carries the code name 674, will introduce Ferrari on 17 February. For the first time on the track, it should start on February 22 at a movie day in Barcelona / Spain before the official precaisa ornamental tests begin for all teams.

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