Ferrari Barcelona/Mugello test notes 2006-01-24

This was a busy day of testing for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working at two tracks: Mugello and Barcelona. On the Tuscan circuit, the 248 F1, the car that will tackle this year's Formula 1 World Championship, had its maiden outing in its...

This was a busy day of testing for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working at two tracks: Mugello and Barcelona.

On the Tuscan circuit, the 248 F1, the car that will tackle this year's Formula 1 World Championship, had its maiden outing in its official livery. On a day characterized by very low temperatures, Michael Schumacher completed 44 laps, setting a best time of 1:21.904.

Based on a weather forecast that predicts worsening conditions for the Apennines and Tuscan-Emilio region, the Scuderia has decided to change its development test programme: instead of continuing at Mugello, testing will resume on Thursday 26 at Barcelona, again with Michael Schumacher at the wheel.

Today, at the Catalan circuit, Marc Gene was in action, with an F2004 powered by the new V8 engine at his disposal. The Spaniard completed a total of 88 laps, the quickest in a time of 1:16.581. Testing continues at this track tomorrow, with Felipe Massa.

Circuit: Autodromo del Mugello, 5.245 km - short course 2.760 km
Driver: Michael Schumacher
Car: 248 F1
Weather: air temperature -2/0 °C, track temperature -1/3 °C. Clear skies.

Circuit: Catalunya circuit, 4.627 km
Driver: Marc Gené
Car: F2004
Weather: air temperature 2/13 °C, track temperature 3/16 °C. Partially cloudy.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Marc Gene , Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari