Ferrari Barcelona/Mugello test notes 2003-07-09

Second day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro at the Catalunya circuit, near Barcelona. Today, it was Rubens Barrichello who took to the track. The Brazilian was working on a development programme for the F2003-GA, as well as a ...

Second day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro at the Catalunya circuit, near Barcelona. Today, it was Rubens Barrichello who took to the track. The Brazilian was working on a development programme for the F2003-GA, as well as a Bridgestone programme. On a day of mixed weather conditions, Barrichello completed a total of 81 laps, with a best time of 1:18.827.
Rubens Barrichello continues testing here tomorrow.

Second day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro at the Mugello circuit. Once again today, Felipe Massa was in action, driving an F2003-GA. The day's technical programme centred on tyre testing and a race distance run which was completed successfully.

The Brazilian driver completed a total of 81 laps, of which six were on the short version of the track. The best lap time on the day was a 1.21.967.

Testing continues at this circuit tomorrow, with Michael Schumacher driving. Also at Mugello will be the official Alfa-Romeo-Autodelta team, with its driver Gabriele Tarquini at the wheel of an Alfa Romeo 156 GTA, which will also be tested by Michael Schumacher.

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya, 4.727 km
Driver: Rubens Barrichello
Car: F2003-GA
Weather: air temperature 25/30/27C, track temperature 28/37/29C, a mixture of clouds, rain and sunshine.

Circuit: Autodromo del Mugello, 5.245 km - short course 2.760 km
Driver: Felipe Massa
Car: F2003-GA
Weather: air temperature 27/34C, track temperature 43/51C, sunny.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello , Felipe Massa , Gabriele Tarquini
Teams Ferrari