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.”

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F19 hours ago

Berger sees F1 chance for nephew Auer

2Shares is hoping his nephew may have a future in formula one. One the one hand, the F1 legend said...

2018 F110 hours ago

Hamilton teammate Bottas ‘is not there’ – Verstappen

2SharesMax Verstappen has admitted he will try to emulate Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ approach to winning the world championship. The...

2018 F110 hours ago

Mexico GP future in doubt

2SharesA cloud has moved above the future of the highly popular Mexican grand prix. The rejuvenated race at the iconic...

2018 F110 hours ago

“I did not lose confidence in myself at any time,” – Carlos Sainz

2SharesCarlos Sainz says he will do his best to “lead” McLaren from the cockpit in 2019. The Spaniard is moving...

2018 F11 day ago

Sirotkin, Wehrlein eye Ferrari role for 2019

2SharesTwo drivers may be eyeing Daniil Kvyat’s job at Ferrari for 2019. This year, Russian Kvyat was a Ferrari development...

2018 F11 day ago

“I just wanted to make it better,”- Verstappen

2SharesMax Verstappen has revealed that he is prepared to be patient with Honda in 2019. Especially in 2018 as the...

2018 F11 day ago

Gasly ‘not afraid’ of Verstappen

2SharesPierre Gasly says he is not worried about pairing up with Max Verstappen at Red Bull next year. Gasly replaces...

2018 F11 day ago

Vettel says new teammate Leclerc ‘a good guy’

2SharesSebastian Vettel insists he is not worried about getting a new Ferrari teammate for 2019. The German has lost his...

2018 F11 day ago

Mercedes’ Wolff eyes Mick Schumacher

2SharesMercedes boss Toto Wolff has expressed interest in signing up Mick Schumacher. Schumacher, the son of F1 great Michael and...

2018 F14 days ago

Sirotkin sponsor wanted discount for 2019

2SharesSergey Sirotkin should not be too disappointed that his F1 career is over. That is the view of Mika Salo,...




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