Smoky start to de la Rosa's Ferrari career

590 views

The 41-year-old Spaniard had to step out of the new F138 car amid clouds of white smoke.

Feb.8 (GMM) Pedro de la Rosa's Ferrari career got off to a smoky start on Friday morning, as the first test of the 2013 pre-season wraps up in southern Spain.

Pedro de la Rosa, Scuderia Ferrari test driver
Pedro de la Rosa, Scuderia Ferrari test driver

Photo by: Ferrari Media Center

Taking over from Felipe Massa at Jerez, as Fernando Alonso trains in Dubai, the team's new development driver and Spaniard de la Rosa was on only his second installation lap when he "stopped on track".

Ferrari's official Twitter did not mention, though, that the 41-year-old Spaniard had to step out of the new F138 car amid clouds of white smoke.

And photographs of the car, taken after it smoked to a halt between turns 7 and 8, showed extensive burn damage at the rear.

Germany's Auto Motor und Sport reported that the cause of the problem was a transmission fault, which is currently being repaired.

"It will take a while to hit the track again," confirmed Ferrari.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Article type Breaking news
Tags alonso, de la rosa, f1, ferrari, gmm

User photos

erikjunius
F1

erikjunius

11 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

21 photos
SurdinP
F1

SurdinP

1 photos
max
F1

max

29 photos
ADLITIKA
F1

ADLITIKA

213 photos
Kevin_Bennett_Photo
F1

Kevin_Bennett_Photo

139 photos
PiBiPhoto
F1

PiBiPhoto

47 photos
Upload photo