Sebastian Vettel was applauded in the garage.
Jerez de la Frontera, 2 February – Second day of testing for Scuderia Ferrari, today alongside seven other Formula 1 teams, in this the first winter session of the year. The team concentrated on set-up work and tyre testing, running the Medium compound. Sebastian Vettel was again behind the wheel of the SF15-T, completing 30 laps so far, also setting the fastest time of the morning in 1.20.984. The team will continue with this programme after the lunch break.
Track: Jerez Circuit – 4.428 km
Driver: Sebastian Vettel
Car: Ferrari SF15-T – Chassis 309
Weather: Air temperature 4/12 °C, track temperature 5/13. Overcast in the morning then rain in the afternoon.
Laps/Km completed: 89/394
Fastest time: 1’20”984 (Pirelli Medium tyres)
Tyres: Medium and Intermediate
Programme: Tyre testing and set-up work
Sebastian Vettel: “It’s too soon to give a verdict on the true level of this car, especially as we can’t make a comparison with the other teams, who can be running different programmes. However, I’d say we have a good basis to work from. We did a lot of running, even in the rain, when we tried the new intermediate tyres, which worked well, getting up to temperature despite the cold: that’s a definite step forward. The applause in the garage at the end of the session? Well, everyone was happy we’d even managed to run in the wet with nothing bad happening. The boys have got enough to do in the garage as it is…”.
James Allison: “ A bit like yesterday, in that even if we did a good number of laps, you can never claim to have done enough kilometres. However, I agree with Sebastian on the fact that, for the moment, we have a good basis”.