Ferrari young driver test report day 1

First day of testing for Bianchi at Abu Dhabi Circuit: Yas Marina Circuit -- 5.554 km Driver: Jules Bianchi Car: Ferrari F10 Weather: air temperature 24/30 o.C, track temperature 23/39 o.C. Sunny. Maranello, 16 November - Just forty eight...

First day of testing for Bianchi at Abu Dhabi

Circuit: Yas Marina Circuit -- 5.554 km
Driver: Jules Bianchi
Car: Ferrari F10
Weather: air temperature 24/30 o.C, track temperature 23/39 o.C. Sunny.

Maranello, 16 November - Just forty eight hours after the bitter ending to the 2010 World Championship, Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro is back on the same Yas Marina circuit that hosted the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, for the first of two days of testing for young drivers. Driving for the Maranello squad, back at the wheel of an F10, is Jules Bianchi who is part of the Ferrari Driver Academy, which aims to bring on young talent.

For Jules, this was his debut in his official role as test driver for the Scuderia and his programme centred mainly on gathering data relating to the handling of the car. The Frenchman covered a total of 58 laps, the quickest in a time of 1.43.894.

"I am happy to have this opportunity to do two days of testing with the F10 and I am pleased to be able to give the team a hand in preparation for next season," said Jules at the end of the day. "It was an unusual day, in that we worked exclusively on measuring various parameters, without ever looking for performance. I am learning a lot being here with the team and seeing at first hand how they go about their work. These two days will be extremely useful to get as well prepared as possible for my role as test driver for the Scuderia."

Testing at this circuit continues tomorrow, once again with Bianchi on track.

-source: ferrari

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jules Bianchi
Teams Ferrari