It was business as usual for a Monday at Ferrari today. (15th April) The delight and happiness at the splendid one-two finish from Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello in the San Marino Grand Prix made way for an analysis of data gathered...
It was business as usual for a Monday at Ferrari today. (15th April) The delight and happiness at the splendid one-two finish from Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello in the San Marino Grand Prix made way for an analysis of data gathered over the weekend, as well as preparation for this week's test session and the next round of the world championship which takes place on 28thApril at the Circuit de Catalunya, near Barcelona. Already this morning, President Luca di Montezemolo, Managing Director of the Gestione Sportiva, Jean Todt, the engineers and mechanics were at work in Maranello.
Top personnel from Bridgestone were at Ferrari today, having attended yesterday's race in Imola. President and CEO of the Japanese company, Shigeo Watanabe, as well as the Director of Bridgestone Motorsport UK, Hiroshi Yasukawa and General Manager of Motorsport Tyre Development Dept. Bridgestone Corporation, Hirohide Hamashima had a meeting with Jean Todt and the engineering chiefs of the Scuderia, as well as visiting the factory and the Fiorano circuit. The Bridgestone delegation had lunch in what used to be Enzo Ferrari's studio, along with President Montezemolo and Jean Todt. Ross Brawn and Rory Byrne also attended.
At three in the afternoon, the usual post race briefing got underway, which was also attended by President Montezemolo. Technical data gathered during the Imola weekend was studieed during the meeting. From tomorrow, the cars are back on track: Luciano Burti will be at Monza at the wheel of an F2001 for a series of tyre tests, while the development of F2002 will continue at Mugello, where four days of testing are scheduled: the first two with Luca Badoer driving and then Michael Schumacher.