First day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working today at Vallelunga, on the outskirts of Rome.

The two Scuderia official test drivers, Luca Badoer and Marc Gene were in action today. The Italian driver used a 248 F1, working on development of the V8 engine and new components.

His Spanish colleague was at the wheel of an F2004, fitted with a regulated power version of the V10 engine and began a Bridgestone tyre development programme.

Badoer covered a total of 150 laps, setting a best time of 1:13.388. Gene did 113, the quickest in a time of 1:13.052. Testing at this circuit continues tomorrow: Luca Badoer will be partnered on track by Michael Schumacher

Circuit: Autodromo di Vallelunga - (4.085 km)
Drivers: Marc Gene and Luca Badoer
Cars: F2004 and 248 F1
Weather: air temperature 14/23 °C, track temperature 18/40 °C. Clear skies.