Ferrari Paul Ricard test notes 2008-05-16

Last day of testing at Paul Ricard for the Scuderia Circuit: Paul Ricard HTTT, version 1EV2 SC Short - 5.255 km Driver: Felipe Massa Car: F2008 Weather: air temperature 16/15 C, track temperature 18/16 C. Overcast, outbursts of rain after 10,...

Last day of testing at Paul Ricard for the Scuderia

Circuit: Paul Ricard HTTT, version 1EV2 SC Short - 5.255 km
Driver: Felipe Massa
Car: F2008
Weather: air temperature 16/15 C, track temperature 18/16 C. Overcast, outbursts of rain after 10, some heavy.

Third and final day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working again today at the "Paul Ricard HTTT" circuit at Le Castellet in the South of France.

Today's test was carried out on a modified track, different to that used for the past two days, so as to replicate some characteristics of the Montreal circuit. Unfortunately, the rain put in an appearance, falling with increasing intensity shortly after ten in the morning. At the wheel of an F2008, Felipe Massa was only able to do a few laps with dry weather tyres, before the track surface made this impossible. Then, in the middle of the afternoon, given the limit on the number of kilometres that the rules allow for testing and the worsening weather at the track, it was decided to end the test slightly ahead of schedule. Up to that moment, Felipe had done 19 laps, the quickest in a time of 1.33.246.

With testing ended at Le Castellet, the Scuderia returns to Maranello to carry on with preparation for the Monaco Grand Prix, by studying all the data acquired these past few days. The shakedown of the cars to be used by Kimi and Felipe in the Principality will be carried out by Luca Badoer this coming Tuesday 20th May, at the Fiorano track.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Luca Badoer , Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari