McLaren may have topped the times this afternoon in Istanbul, but Ross Brawn, who has been quite vocal in the run up to this weekend’s race, told La Gazzetta dello Sport that he thinks the steps Ferrari has brought to its car will be enough for them to give Brawn a real run for their money this weekend,
“I think so, ” he said. “They have improved so much and on top of that they have KERS, which on this track is probably worth an advantage of 2 to 3 tenths of a second. It took them a while to get it all together, but now the car is reliable and they are reaping the rewards.”
According to Felipe Massa, the team has a lighter weight diffuser, a new rear wing, new brake ducts and new wheel covers.
Brawn, incidentally, went on to tell Gazzetta that his current team is, “The best team I have ever worked with, there is an incredible bond between us.”
Ross isn’t given to making statements like that lightly. People are always trying to tempt him into making comparisons and he rarely bites.