Connect with us

2018 F1

Ferrari boss angry amid ‘second sensor’ talk

Published

on

  • 2
    Shares

An angry Maurizio Arrivabene has lashed out after reports emerged that a second FIA sensor has been added to the 2018 Ferrari.

Following suspicions about the legality of the Maranello team’s power unit, some believe the second sensor is the reason Ferrari’s recent performance has slumped.

“That’s right, there’s an extra sensor,” team boss Arrivabene told the German broadcaster RTL.

“We have no problem following the FIA’s request, but it’s strange that everyone else knows about the second sensor,” he added.

“Our battery layout is quite complex, but it is still the intellectual property of Ferrari,” said the Italian.

Arrivabene said the fact that details like the second sensor get into the public sphere is a “serious matter”.

He insisted that the Ferrari car is “totally legal today as it was at the beginning”, and said the addition of the second sensor “did not make us lose anything in performance”.

Arrivabene also told Sky Italia: “It is our competitors who talk, so I hope that a project that is our intellectual property is not known all over the paddock.”

Loading...

Comments

Latest F1 News

Latest F1 News

2019 F11 week ago

I’m not ready for Formula E – Hulkenberg

2SharesNico Hulkenberg says he is “not ready” to contemplate a switch to Formula E. It is strongly rumoured that if...

2019 F11 week ago

BREAKING: Albon to replace Gasly from Belgian GP

2SharesToro Rosso’s speedy Alexander Albon will replace Pierre Gasly at Red Bull from the next race in Belgium, the F1...

2019 F11 week ago

Alonso says it is not true liking Vettel

2SharesFernando Alonso says it is not true that he doesn’t like Sebastian Vettel. In Hungary, amid rumours the retired double...

2019 F12 weeks ago

F1 teams balk at expensive new regulations

2SharesF1 teams are pushing back on proposed new regulations — for reasons of cost. One idea that could be scrapped...

2019 F12 weeks ago

McLaren targets Sainz to beat Gasly in 2019

2SharesMcLaren is targeting a coveted sixth place in the 2019 drivers’ world championship with Carlos Sainz. With Mercedes, Ferrari and...

2019 F12 weeks ago

F1 broadcaster fails to show Sainz in Hungary

2SharesCarlos Sainz was “the invisible man” during the recent Hungarian GP. In fact, well-known Spanish journalist Antonio Lobato claims that...

2019 F12 weeks ago

Marko confirms Verstappen staying at Red Bull-Honda for F1 2020

2SharesRed Bull motorsport head Dr Helmut Marko has confirmed that Max Verstappen is definitely staying at Red Bull-Honda in 2020....

2019 F12 weeks ago

Me and Russel are eating two different dishes – Kubica

2SharesRobert Kubica is yet to benefit from what seems to have been a clear step forward for Williams and George...

2019 F12 weeks ago

I will not stop doing dangerous activities – Raikkonen

2SharesKimi Raikkonen says he will not stop doing dangerous activities just because he is in Formula 1. Well known for...

2019 F12 weeks ago

Two competitive cars ‘essential’ to Red Bull success – Horner

2Shares  Christian Horner says it is “essential” that Red Bull has two cars near the front of the F1 field....

Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media