Pascal Vasselon: "Ferrari F60 is outside the regulations"

Aug 26, 2008
Ferrari could find themselves in hot water at the start of this season after Toyota questioned the legality of the new F60.

According to Toyota's technical director Pascal Vasselon, Ferrari's 2009 challenger contravenes the rules.

"The Ferrari has a few illegal features, like the (exposed) exhaust pipe," Vasselon told the BBC. "We expect that to change as it is outside the regulations."

However, Vasselon concedes that many of the teams aren't yet using the actual cars that will be raced at the season-opening Australian GP.

"We are expecting to see lots of major changes in the next few weeks," he added. "If you look at the different cars, some of them look quite agricultural."

Dunno if this needs to be merge with release thread.

Bram Hengeveld

RaceDepartment Founder
Dec 26, 2006
jeeeeh, they are already poking up the fire for the next season. Toyota is high on my personal list and that they dare to take it up to Ferrari verbally is a good sign.

"If you look at the different cars, some of them look quite agricultural."


Jan 19, 2009
as far as I now, the 'regulations' start getting enforced at FP1 at Australia, right ?

Dave Stephenson

RaceDepartment Technical Administrator
Sep 4, 2007
I believe so MS. With the stop on in-season testing and development I think we are unlikely to see peoples complete cars untill the last 1 or 2 official tests. MAybe even after.
Dec 13, 2008
It might be outside the regulations now but i cant think of it that ferrari wouldnt do this not on perpose that its such a big team the wont do thinks like that out of a mistake:)


Jan 12, 2009
D00d take your blog reporting somewhere else. EVERYONE knows that the versions of the cars that you see now are nowhere near where they will be come Melbourne. EVERY team has said this MULTIPLE times. Instead of chopping a quote to pieces to make some outrageous claim, lets have some journalistic integrity (even if we arent journalists)
"No, I don’t think so. The clarification that the exhaust pipe had to comply with the bodywork rule came mid-September, so I guess that they had already released the bodywork for the roll-out. Still it seems that they had time to react but they decided not to react but you’d have to ask them why not."
So we expect the Ferrari rear bodywork to change quite quickly because it’s outside the regulations.
So the guy that you allege claims that the Ferrari car is illegal says himself that Ferrari will change their body work in time for the season, so that it will not be found to be illegal. Kinda a different story isnt it?