Ferrari Mugello test notes 2005-03-22

Second day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro. Today, Rubens Barrichello got behind the wheel of the F2005 for the first time. The Brazilian took to the track this morning at 9.15 and finished work having completed 95 laps,...

Second day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro. Today, Rubens Barrichello got behind the wheel of the F2005 for the first time.

The Brazilian took to the track this morning at 9.15 and finished work having completed 95 laps, eleven on the short course. The best time on the day was 1:21.435.

"Days like these always give you a nice feeling," commented Barrichello, "when you drive a new car for the first time, especially when it's a Ferrari."

"First impressions count and I am very happy with how it felt to drive the F2005. It is definitely quicker than the F2004 M and represents a step forward in every area."

The Scuderia continues testing tomorrow at Mugello. This time, it will be Michael Schumacher who makes his debut at the wheel of the F2005.

Circuit: Autodromo del Mugello, 5.245 km - short course 2.760 km
Driver: Rubens Barrichello
Car: F2005
Weather: air temperature 12/20 °C, track temperature 13/26 °C. Partially cloudy.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello
Teams Ferrari