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What made Ferrari choose this particular firing order for their flat-plane V8's?

In other words, what factors influence an engine designer's decision to go with a certain firing order? I had some free time today to investigate what firing orders are possible on a flat-plane 90° ...
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Is firing order sufficient to tell if a crankshaft is cross-plane or flat-plane?

If I know the order in which the cylinders on a V-engine fire, can I know for sure whether the engine has a cross-plane or flat-plane crankshaft?