First day of testing for the Scuderia at Jerez
Maranello, 14th January
Circuit: Jerez circuit - 4.423 km
Drivers: Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa
Weather: air temperature 12/17C, track temperature 12/22C. Rain and a wet track in the morning, slightly cloudy and dry in the afternoon.
First day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working again at the Jerez circuit, in southern Spain.
Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa began work on the development of the F2008, both at the wheel of one of the new cars. Rain slightly hampered progress in the morning, as the track remained damp up to the lunch break. In the afternoon, the weather improved to the point that it was possible to run all the time on dry tyres.
Testing ended at 17h00 with both cars having run trouble free. The day in figures is as follows: 59 laps for Kimi (best time 1.19.845) and 43 for Felipe, (1.20.123).
Testing continues at this track tomorrow, again with Massa and Raikkonen on track.
In other Ferrari news:
Maranello (Italy), January 14th 2008 - After 15 years of invaluable work in the press relations and communication office, Antonio Ghini is leaving his present position, but will continue to collaborate with Ferrari on some special projects. Stefano LAI takes over his position as head of product as well as motor sports communications. LAI comes from the Benetton Group where was Director of Communication and External Relations. Formerly, LAI worked for 10 years at Vodafone as External Relations Director and successively as New Media Product Development Director.