Promising validation work for Alonso and Massa on Friday practice in Barcelona

The first runs saw many drivers come out on the “Prototype” Hard tyres supplied by Pirelli.

Montmelo 10 May – The Spanish weather improved for the second free practice session on the Barcelona circuit, so that drivers and teams were able to get through their programmes on a completely dry track.

Felipe Massa, Ferrari
Felipe Massa, Ferrari

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Fernando Alonso was second fastest, with a time of 1.22.825, just 0.017s off the fastest man, Sebastian Vettel. Felipe Massa ended up fifth, setting a time of 1.23.110.

The first runs saw many drivers come out on the “Prototype” Hard tyres supplied by Pirelli. Alonso did 6 laps on this rubber, one more than Massa, after which the rest of the programme resumed.

Apart from the usual set-up and long run work, the Scuderia engineers were also evaluating technical updates introduced on both F138s for this Spanish weekend. In total, Alonso did 35 laps, with Massa doing 37.

Scuderia Ferrari

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Series FORMULA 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Felipe Massa , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Ferrari
Article type Practice report
Tags alonso, barcelona, circuit de catalunya, ferrari, massa, spanish gp