Spencifer_Murphy wrote:djos wrote:I was just stirring the pot Spencer, I don't really believe that but it sure took a while to get a bite!
I know, i know, I cuddn't help it...I was only paying, that's why the majority of my post was properly on topic. No harm done I hope!
It is almost confirmed now that the Scuderia Ferrari have been using Toro Rosso to test their engine reliability throughout the course of a Grand Prix weekend. Germany's 'Auto Motor und Sport' has reported that STR uses long life Ferrari engines during the Friday practices, having clocked around 2,500 km's up until then.
Although this greatly affects the small teams performance, as team principal Franz Tost said, "After 1400 kilometres, the power diminishes dramatically."
So STR gets to test slower cars so Ferrari can test their engine life. If I was a driver I'd be pissed, as their test engines make me look slower to the F1 fraternity.