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Ferrari 248 F1 - engine 05 October 2006

As in China, in Japan Ferrari's engine and suspension will be among their car's main strengths, both playing a vital role in the overall balance of the chassis - something arguably even more important at Suzuka than in Shanghai. The engine obviously needs to be powerful, but also flexible and capable of huge acceleration from relatively low speeds. Thus torque takes precedence over output. That torque then has to combine perfectly with appropriate tyres, so that as much power as possible can be transmitted quickly and effectively to the ground.