2018-04-08 08:36:18 UTC
So what is up with all the smoke around the Ferrari garages? On Sky yesterday, Croft was suggesting that it must be from some other piece of kit they were firing up, because you never saw the smoke emerge from where the cars actually were, and that sometimes it's a several seconds ahead of the car moving. Brundle countered that there's no reason to fire up a generator or whatever it is whenever you are about to start the motor - you'd either not need it or have it running all the time.
They then discussed that maybe Ferrari have some kind of venting system that extracts smoke from the back of the cars and ejects it somewhere else.
There's been no report of smoke from other garages where Ferrari engines are run. Does this support the original assertion that it's not the engine itself that smokes? Or might it be that Ferrari start up in a different mode or are using some additive.
I wonder if there's a case for the stewards to intervene because the smoke is thick enough that it might create a safety problem.