The twelve days of testing permitted for the twelve Formula 1 teams prior to the start of the 2012 World Championship came to an end today.
At the Catalunya Circuit, scene of eight of those testing days over the past two weeks, it fell to Fernando Alonso to continue development of the F2012. The Spaniard worked on various different car set-ups and on a comparison of the different tyres Pirelli brought to this track, including the experimental ones. Alonso alternated between short and long runs, completing a total of 115 laps, the quickest in a time of 1.22.250.
The next time the cars will be out on track will be on 16 March at 12h30, when the first free practice session of the Australian Grand Prix gets underway at Albert Park.
Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya - 4.655 km
Driver: Fernando Alonso
Car: Ferrari F2012
Weather: air temperature 8/19°C, track temperature 9/24 °C. Sunny in the morning, overcast in the afternoon.