Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
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Most likely the tires. Also, Fisichella had the new improved engine, while it was Alonso's second race on the earlier stage engine. The difference can be anything up to30 hp, between the latest developement stage (15-20hp), and the usual detuning for the second race (apx. 10hp). After their Indy win, Ferrari reportedly increased the budget for the rest of the year. The heavily revised 248 also has an additional 20 hp, and just set a new Jerez track record. Spa should be an interesting race.