Hiccup work in Jerez Jerez de la Frontera, 17 February 2010 -- It was a day of hiccups for the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, today at the eighth day of testing for the 2010 Championship, the fifth at the "Circuito Permanente de Velocidad" in...
Hiccup work in Jerez
Jerez de la Frontera, 17 February 2010 -- It was a day of hiccups for the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, today at the eighth day of testing for the 2010 Championship, the fifth at the "Circuito Permanente de Velocidad" in Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia.
The weather conditions were extremely variable during the eight hours of testing with torrential downpours and rays of sunlight, all accompanied by fierce gusts of wind. The track dried off pretty quickly after the showers, but there weren't perfect conditions at all throughout the day. Furthermore there were several interruptions due to cars stopped on the track, one due to the F10 stopped on the tarmac caused by a trivial problem occurring quite often during the tests.
The team worked hard on the car, carrying out some modifications and enabling the technicians to check the data of different set ups, which sometimes took longer than expected. This is why in the end Felipe drove 72 laps, less than we got used to last week.
The Brazilian drove his fastest lap in a time of 1.23.204, the third fastest time on the time sheet behind Vettel and Hamilton.
"This wasn't the best day of testing," Felipe said. "The track conditions changed all the time and then we might have lost the best moment in the early afternoon. We had to adapt to the situation, trying to make the best of it. We hope that the situation will improve tomorrow. Although the forecast is not really encouraging."