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AUGUST 9, 2005

Ferrari's pukka V8 appears

Ferrari last month tested a prototype V8 engine, which had major vibration problems, but this week the team ran its first real V8 engine, which was given its debut in the hands of Marc Gene, who completed 38 laps around Fiorano in the first shakedown test. The engine was fitted in the back of an F2004. The tests will continue in the weeks ahead, Ferrari remaining the only team which is testing at the moment. All of Ferrari's rivals remain united in their desire to reduce testing.