Ferrari begins three-day test in France with 2011 car

Pedro de la Rosa

Pedro de la Rosa

Ferrari has begun a three-day test at the former French Grand Prix venue Magny Cours.

The authoritative Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, reports that Pedro de la Rosa has been at the wheel of a 2011-specification single seater.

The report said that Ferrari is conducting the test privately, not in conjunction with Formula 1’s tyre supplier Pirelli, in the wake of Mercedes’ highly-controversial Pirelli test with a 2013 car at Barcelona in May.

Demonstration Pirelli tyres are being used by Ferrari, the report added, while Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo said that the team is working to improve the correlation between wind tunnel, simulator and track. (GMM)

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