Ferrari: We’ve progressed, are getting more confident
11 February, 2012
Feb.11 (Ferrari) Fourth and final day of testing for Scuderia Ferrari at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain.
Fernando Alonso brought the test to an end, continuing with the work of acquiring data relating to the behaviour of the F2012. Again today, a lot of laps were completed at constant speed, or to a predefined procedure, all of it aimed at gathering as much information as possible about the car, comparing various configurations.
At the end of the day, 39 laps had been completed, the quickest in a time of 1.18.877, the best of the whole test for the Scuderia. In total, the F2012 has completed 1195.56 kilometres to date, through running 270 laps.
“This time is worth nothing, as is the one I set yesterday and those of the previous days,” said Fernando. “Yesterday, we worked mainly with the hard tyres and the others ran the softs and we were seventh. Today, we fitted the softs and maybe the others did not and we are first. That’s all it is. ”
“Here, day after day, we have progressed, getting ever more confident in the car: we must continue in this direction and improve, but it is much too early to draw any conclusions,” added the Spaniard.
The Scuderia will resume testing on 21 February, at the Catalunya Circuit near Barcelona, with Fernando Alonso the first of its drivers on track.