Ferrari Barcelona test notes 2008-11-19

Maranello, 19th November Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya - 4.655 km Driver: Luca Badoer Car: F2008 Weather: air temperature 7/18 C, track temperature 8/23 C. Sunny. Today saw this test session come to an end for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro...

Maranello, 19th November

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya - 4.655 km
Driver: Luca Badoer
Car: F2008 Weather: air temperature 7/18 C, track temperature 8/23 C. Sunny.

Today saw this test session come to an end for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and eight other teams, at the Catalunya Circuit, near Barcelona.

Today, only Luca Badoer was on track, bringing to a close the engine and gearbox reliability programme begun back on Monday. He also continued with development of new components aimed at next season. The Scuderia's official test driver completed 120 laps today, the quickest in a time of 1.22.866, thus bringing the total number of laps completed over the three days to 355.

Spain will once again be the venue for the next test session, which takes place at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit from 9th to 11th December.

Barcelona, 19th November - Luca Badoer's first proper marathon, behind the wheel of the laboratory F2008, is coming to an end. Three days on the track Catalunya, near Barcelona. The main job for the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro's official test driver during these test sessions war to simulate the mileage the V8 has to cover in the next season. "I don't remember, that we recently had such a hard test. Already in the morning I had done 300 kilometres, after almost 600 yesterday," Luca told the journalists during the lunch break. "It's important that we got to this point already in the first test session after the decision has been take to expand the mileage. Let's hope that everything goes well until the end of the day, so we can conclude our work on the track."

Badoer used a visibly modified F2008, which was not really pretty to look at. "The chassis is set up to take up the KERS and we're running with several components to simulate the weight and the dimensions. We're also testing some new solutions. In the afternoon we're running with a new system, which enables us to modify the angle of the front wing, while the car is out on the track."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Luca Badoer
Teams Ferrari