Ferrari Fiorano/Mugello test notes 2005-04-12

First day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working at its two home circuits, Fiorano and Mugello. At Fiorano, the day was affected by rain which fell intermittently at the track. At the wheel of an F2005, Rubens Barrichello ...

First day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working at its two home circuits, Fiorano and Mugello.

At Fiorano, the day was affected by rain which fell intermittently at the track. At the wheel of an F2005, Rubens Barrichello worked on fine tuning set-up on the wet track. He covered a total of 39 laps (three on the short version of the track,) the quickest in a time of 1:01.580.

No rain, but a wet track in the morning at Mugello, where Michael Schumacher was driving an F2005 and Luca Badoer an F2004 M. The world champion's programme centred on aerodynamic and set-up work, while the Scuderia's official test driver concentrated on Bridgestone tyre development.

Once the track dried out, the two drivers were able to run continuously. By the end of the day, Michael had done 125 laps (20 on the short version of the track, best time 1:21.694) and Luca did 103 (9 short, 1:22.938.)

The Scuderia continues testing tomorrow: Barrichello remains at Fiorano, while Schumacher and Badoer stay in Mugello.

Circuit: Fiorano track, 2.976 km -- short course 1.413 km
Driver: Rubens Barrichello
Car: F2005
Weather: air temperature 7/8 °C, track 9/11 °C. Very cloudy with rain at times.

Circuit: Autodromo del Mugello, 5.245 km - short course 2.760 km
Drivers: Michael Schumacher and Luca Badoer
Cars: F2005 and F2004 M
Weather: air temperature 9/13 °C, track temperature 9/18 °C. Cloudy, with wind in the afternoon.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Luca Badoer , Michael Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello
Teams Ferrari