Red Bull X-Fighters: 4 hot bike tricks!

Top freestyle motocross riders will take to the skies in Pretoria for the final stop on the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour.

Win with Dunlop!

Stand a chance of winning a HD-capable GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition camera, worth more than R5000!

Rosberg rates new Ferrari

2013-02-14 11:47

TEETHING ISSUES FOR MERCEDES: A brake failure causing Hamilton to crash at 260km/h, Nico Rosberg's car on fire in Jerez (above), Mercedes had a poor start to testing in 2013 but is believed to have worked out the kinks.

 
Ferrari appeared to find its way with the new F138 car following a difficult start at Jerez, Spain. Mercedes' Nico Rosberg said he noticed Felipe Massa struggling with the new car at the beginning of the first test.

Rosberg said: "On the first two days, the Ferrari did not look good."

Massa ultimately went on to set the fastest lap time of the entire four-day test.

'DROVE AS ON RAILS'

Rosberg commented: "Obviously, they found a solution to the problem," adding that the 2013 Ferrari ultimately seemed "quite good".

Perhaps not as good as Red Bull or McLaren, he added: "They drove as though on rails."

Ferrari's early struggles could be explained by a delay to the F138's development programme, caused by the push for the 2012 title.

Technical director Pat Fry said: "If we talk about the aerodynamics of the F138, we started about three months later than we would have liked. We will do everything to make up for this delay."

Fry referred to a stream of forthcoming "innovations" for the new red and black car. One of them may be a mysterious hole beneath the nose tip that emerged in the final moments of the Jerez test.

NEXT ON WHEELS24X
Read more on:    f1  |  nico rosberg  |  mercedes  |  ferrari  |  test  |  felipe massa

Read Wheels24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside Wheels24

Wild on Wheels

From wild wheels to crazy crashes, check out the best in motoring news and quirky stories in our Wild on Wheels section!

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.