Ferrari’s 2012 car, described as “not pretty” by Stefano Domenicali this week and codenamed 663, reportedly failed to pass the FIA’s mandatory crash tests at the first attempt according to both Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat and Yahoo Italia/Eurosport.
The governing body’s crash test rules have been tweaked for 2012, meaning they must be passed before a team can test its new car during the official pre-season period beginning in February.
Ferrari reportedly attempted the crash tests with its all-new ‘663’ model a few weeks ago. It emerged from the ‘Wrooom’ media event in the Italian Dolomites that Ferrari is trying again this week.
The Ferrari crash testing will take place at the CSI technical facility in Bollate, near Milan.
Yahoo Italia/Eurosport said that, in the wake of the initially failed tests, the car has been reinforced with additional carbon sheets.