Ferrari adds 100m to F1 budget?

MARCH 28, 2015

Ferrari adds 100m to F1 budget?

Ferrari is closing the gap to dominant Mercedes in more ways than one, according to reports.

The fabled Maranello marque has made a big step forward over the winter, leapfrogging Red Bull and Williams to become clearly the second force in 2015.

"The Ferraris look great," said reigning world champion and Melbourne winner Lewis Hamilton on Friday in Malaysia. "They really do."

Now, Italy's authoritative La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Ferrari has ramped up its financial attack on Mercedes, increasing its F1 budget for 2015 from EUR 270 to 370 million.

"We were looking forward to Williams, to Red Bull, at the beginning," said team boss Maurizio Arrivabene.

"Now, we need to start to be a bit more convinced about ourselves and to reduce the gap to the Mercedes guys."

(GMM)

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