Cockpit test for Alonso
Maranello, 15 January -- Fernando Alonso ended the "Wrooom" festivities with a nice double win in karts and Fiat 500 and following straight on from that, today it was time to slip into the cockpit of the car in which he will tackle the 2011 championship.
The Spanish driver was in Maranello this afternoon to try the seat for the new car, arriving shortly after three in the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Car Assembly area. This was thus Fernando's first opportunity to get his hands on the 288 chassis, which will be used for the pre-season test sessions. There with him was Technical Director Aldo Costa, chief designer Nikolas Tombazis and his race engineer, Andrea Stella and after the fitting, they were able to discuss the latest developments on the car.
The assembly is going to plan and next Monday it will be Felipe Massa's turn to come to the factory for his seat fitting.