Alonso has the speed but few laps for day 2 on the Catalunya circuit

One the second day of Formula One testing in Barcelona, Fernando Alonso was unable to put down a lot of laps on the F138. In fact the Spaniard spent more time than yesterday in the Ferrari garage but yet he did turn the third fastest lap today.

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari F138
Fernando Alonso, Ferrari F138

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Montmelo 20 February - Second day of testing for Scuderia Ferrari and the ten other Formula 1 teams, running at the Catalunya circuit, on the outskirts of Barcelona.

Fernando Alonso was again at the wheel of the F138: the Spaniard did fewer kilometres than on the first day, because of a problem with an exhaust pipe, that prevented him from getting through all the day’s planned programme. Nevertheless, he did 76 laps, the quickest in a time of 1.23.247, acquiring useful data relating to car development and a comparison of the Pirelli tyres.

Testing continues tomorrow at this circuit, again with the Spaniard on track.

Testing at the Catalunya circuit
Circuit: Catalunya Circuit, Montmelo -4.655 km
Driver: Fernando Alonso
Car: Ferrari F138
Weather: air temperature 7/20°C, track temperature 8/26 °C. Sunny.


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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso
Teams Ferrari
Article type Testing report
Tags alonso, barcelona, catalunya circuit, ferrari