As if throwing petrol on a fire isn’t bad enough, Ferrari have studied the engines and determined that the McLaren developed SECU may be to blame for their poor performance in the Australian Grand Prix.
In a news report from GMM, Ferrari have suggested that they are trying to come to grips with the Standard Electronic Control Unit developed by arch rival McLaren for all of the F1 teams this year. This was an effort by Max and the FIA to eliminate traction control and better ensure that teams do not use all the “gizmos” previously allowed in F1. Engine braking and traction control are the biggest changes for this season.
With Ferrari – McLaren relations already strained to a limit, this news surely adds to the harsh words on forums world-wide. Ferrari fans will claim McLaren’s conspiracy to design an ECU that presents challenges to Ferrari’s design. How would they know? Well they did have a 780-page book on the Ferrari in which to exploit complications. McLaren fans will claim that Ferrari are trying, once again, to make a meal out of McLaren’s hard luck and blaming McLaren for their own shoddy car and lack of reliability now that the Schumi era is over.
Either way, it makes for interesting speculation and I for one think it’s Microsoft. The new SECU Vista model lacks the Ferrari driver and will not work with the F2008 or a Canon i(60 printer as it is three years old. Just saying…