Ferrari: Third day of testing at Barcelona

Today’s programme again features aerodynamic and set-up work.

Montmelò – The third day of testing for Scuderia Ferrari at the Catalan track saw a change of driver, with Sebastian Vettel driving the SF15-T today and tomorrow.

The weather did not have a particularly warm welcome for the German, with intermittent rain falling throughout the morning, which made the track very slippery. In fact, because of this, Sebastian went off the track at Turn 5 on his first out-lap, but no damage was done.

After that, he went on to complete 46 laps over the course of the morning, the quickest in a time of 1.26:407, third fastest overall. Today’s programme again features aerodynamic and set-up work. As the rain intensified, the team decided to slightly modify the programme, with normal work set to resume once it’s over.

Circuit: Montmelò circuit – 4.655 km
Driver: Sebastian Vettel
Car: Ferrari SF15-T
Weather: Air temperature 7/15 °C, track temperature 8/16. Cloudy with intermittent rain.
Laps/Km completed: 105/489
Fastest time: 1:26.407
Tyres used: Medium
Programme: Reliability testing over long runs.

Sebastian Vettel: “This morning I was sleeping a bit and, coming out of the pits on cold tyres, I spun. The least I could do was help the guys clean all the gravel out of the car! Then, we worked mainly on reliability, doing a good number of laps. We are managing to run without too many problems, but it’s really hard to tell where we are compared to the others. We need to work day by day to try and understand our car. In general, both me and Kimi are pleased with the way it handles, but there’s still a lot to do. The conditions today were difficult for everyone, as the cold meant the track was pretty slippery. It was good to see our President in the garage and I’mpleased he is bringing his support”.

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Series Formula 1
Event Barcelona F1 testing
Sub-event Testing
Track Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Drivers Sebastian Vettel
Article type Testing report
Tags ferrari