>>> How, exactly?
>>> There's been a lot of guff written about this car. In what way is the
>>> Ferrari any more innovative or radical than any of the other
>>> stepped-nose cars? OK, there's the shallow-angle pullrod front
>>> suspension, which is unique in the 2012 field, but not new per se.
>>> Where else is the Ferrari innovative, apart from having the most
>>> simplistic, unresolved, and ugly "step"? The Lotus, FI and STR chassis
>>> appear more innovative to my eyes.
>>> ...and why are Ferrari having so many issues getting a lap time out of
>>> it? Grrr...<frustrated>
>> It seems today they are not doing that bad... yes, car nose is ugly.
>> But if is is fast, I won't worry about it ;-)
> Yes, but if it's not...?
> Ferrari have started the last three years saying "this is the year".
> Last year, it was all about the anniversary, and they positively *had*
> to win. And then the racing started.
Is Ferrari the new DC?
> I really want to see a competitive season this year, and that means at
> least three or four teams being ready at race 1.
Absolutely. I don't care which teams either.
If we must have "***" again, I would prefer not to be Red Bull. If
its Ferrari, then great.
> Ferrari need to get
> off the blocks faster this year. For the past few years, the most
> innovation I've seen from them is in terms of excuses.
Hmmm. Seems like that.
> They have the drivers*, they're just a few percent off with the cars.
> * Well, one out of two isn't bad. ;-)
Ah, not fair. Massa is not going to beat Alonso, but he is going to be
close enough to pick up most of the secondary point for the team.