Ferrari P4/5 Competizione on track
TG negotiates entry to the track where the racing version of a bespoke Enzo is being tested
Posted: 19 Apr 2011
As Salo and Larini pick their way round Franciacorta, the mood in the pit lane is very positive. Glickenhaus says he just wants to have fun, and give something back to a sport that he reckons has lost its way. Garella says his main job is to protect his client's investment. But the P4/5 looks quick and stable out of the box, clearly capable of handling more than the 'Ring-restricted 435bhp it's currently running. "I like these kinds of projects," Salo tells me after his run, "because you can see progress being made all the time. It should be quick. Problems? It needs more grip at the front, but the rear is just planted. I tried everything I could to get it sliding, but it wouldn't do it. Sliding is for fun, but you don't want it in the race - you have to make your tyres last. You just want to be fast. I think we will be."
We'll find out on 24 and 25 June. Right now, the man who made it happen is managing his expectations.