This morning, Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit was the venue for a test session which, for a few years now, the Formula 1 teams have carried out using young drivers. Driving on all three days for Scuderia Ferrari is Frenchman, Jules Bianchi.
Today’s programme was focussed on two main elements: the first aimed at taking aerodynamic measurements, which also involved the use of devices fitted specifically for this task, while the second looked at finding the set-up on the car which best suited Jules’ driving style.
By the end of the day, Bianchi completed a total of 85 laps, the fastest in a time of 1.40.960.
“It’s great to be back at the wheel of a Ferrari on a real track,” said Jules at the end of the day. “I’ve already driven this car for some aerodynamic testing, but doing it at a real test is a whole different story.
It’s great to be back at the wheel of a Ferrari on a real track
Now, I am looking forward to a further two days of testing and we hope to carry on as we have started, with a lot of kilometres completed and trouble free running.”
Testing at this circuit continues tomorrow, again with the French driver on track for the Scuderia.
Circuit: Yas Marina – 5.554 km
Driver: Jules Bianchi
Car: Ferrari 150° Italia
Weather: air temperature 24/32°C, track temperature 29/46 °C. Sunny.
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