Two of Formula One's fastest racing cars have been tried out at the Imola Circuit near Bologna, in readiness for next Sunday's (14 September) Italian Grand Prix.
GV Renault turbo worked on by machines at Imola Circuit, Italy. (2 SHOTS)
SV Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Renault driver, looks on.
GV Ferrari turbo. (2 SHOTS)
GV Renault turbo in pits and drives onto circuit. (2 SHOTS)
GV Ferrari around circuit.
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Background: Two of Formula One's fastest racing cars have been tried out at the Imola Circuit near Bologna, in readiness for next Sunday's (14 September) Italian Grand Prix. Both cars have turbo-charged engines -- and Ferrari and Renault are confident they'll have the edge over their competitors.
SYNOPSIS: Renault have been using a turbo-charged car for the last two years, while other teams have stayed with the more conventional three litre engines. In thee driving seat will be Jean-Pierre Jabouille who gave the Renault-Elf turbo its first win in the French Grand Prix in 1979.
But Ferrari's new one point five litre turbo hasn't been raced before, proving a challenge for team drivers Jody Schackter and Gilles Villeneuve.
Both the Ferrari and Renault turbo-assisted engines are half the normal??? capacity of Formula One cars, but they benefit from a consistent power band which produces enormous acceleration. Since the Renault Elf was unveiled in Paris it has been driven in forty Grande Prix, and has three outright victories to its credit over the past year. That's a record Ferrari intend to challenge on Sunday at the 51st Italian Grand Prix.