Felipe Massa’s new Ferrari: on fire
Testing of the new Ferrari F150 gets halted by a spot of fire. Actually, a big spot of fire…
Posted: 07 Feb 2011
Ferrari has unveiled its Formula One contender for 2011 - the F150.
The name, as it happens, stems from 150 years since the unification of Italy, and not at all the number of ‘For Sure' slogans Fernando Alonso is contractually obliged to say this season. It features loads of technical advancements and engineering excellence that will undoubtedly make it Very Fast Indeed.
This week, it also featured quite a lot of fire, as Felipe Massa found out. During testing at Valencia, an oil pipe came undone, vomited the black stuff onto the exhaust and then exploded.
"It was a silly thing", explained Ferrari technical director Aldo Costa. Click through for the inevitable gratuitous pics.