Maranello, 1 December 2009 Circuit: Autodromo di Jerez - 4,428 km Driver: Jules Bianchi Car: Ferrari F60 Weather: air temperature 6/15 C, track temperature 6/22 C. Sunny sky. Bianchi makes red debut in Jerez Jerez de la Frontera, 1st ...
Maranello, 1 December 2009 Circuit: Autodromo di Jerez - 4,428 km
Driver: Jules Bianchi Car: Ferrari F60
Weather: air temperature 6/15 C, track temperature 6/22 C. Sunny sky.
Bianchi makes red debut in Jerez
Jerez de la Frontera, 1st December 2009 -- December has got underway with the first of three days of Formula 1 testing aimed at young drivers, at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit. Running alongside the other teams on the Andalusian circuit, Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro's F60 was today entrusted into the hands of the young, but already experienced Frenchman, Jules Bianchi, who recently took the Drivers' and Teams' titles in the Formula 3 Euroseries, driving for ART Grand Prix. The twenty year old from Nice, who has been driving karts since the age of three in a family run team, is the latest in a long line of racing champions. He completed 91 laps, setting the fifth fastest time of the day in 1.19.626. There to help as he tackled this new adventure was Andrea Bertolini, the Ferrari test driver who is in Jerez specifically to offer invaluable advice and help the young drivers during this session. Bianchi was pleased with his debut at the wheel of the F60. "I am really proud to have made my Formula 1 debut at the wheel of a Ferrari, for the greatest team in the world. At the start, I was being careful not to make any mistakes, then once I felt confident, I pushed harder. The team spirit here is incredible and I hope I have made a positive impression on them and I want to do even better tomorrow."
Bianchi is back on track tomorrow for his second and final day of this test session.