Ferrari: We were able to do a good number of laps 1 February, 2014 Fernando Alonso – Ferrari F14T Scuderia Ferrari’s first pre-season test session ended today at Jerez de la Frontera. For the second consecutive day, Fernando Alonso was at the wheel of the F14 T. Given the weather, work in the first part of the day centred on evaluating the Pirelli Wet tyres and on further work on management of the various procedures that are used on the new car. In the afternoon, the team and driver were able to make some set-up adjustments on the F14 T. In total, car number 14 covered 115 laps, the quickest in a time of 1.29.145. Over the four days, the F14 T did 252 laps, equivalent to 1116 kilometres. “A busy and very demanding day, during which we were able to do a good number of laps, which is the real aim of this first test,” Fernando said. “It’s difficult to get a clear picture of the behaviour of the Wet tyres because the track conditions were inbetween damp and dry, which is maybe the worst situation for understanding how the Intermediates perform. The afternoon went well and we tried various aerodynamic and mechanical configurations, gathering a lot of data that will prove useful to continue the development work of the car.” With the Jerez test now over, the next time the car will appear on track will be on 19 February at Sakhir, Bahrain, for the second test session that runs for four days until the 22nd. (Ferrari) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsAlonso on duty first as Ferrari focuses on engine in BahrainWere Ferrari sandbagging with the F14T during Jerez testing?Domenicali: Solid starting point which we must now exploit as much as possibleAlonso: Real excitement is not in the simulator, its out on track in a real car in front of fansFerrari: We have a very big potential to make progress and that’s encouragingFerrari interested in innovative McLaren suspensionAllison: Kimi might not say much, but he knows what to say to make the car quickerRaikkonen: The cars are much slower? It’s pointless making comparisons with the pastFerrari: Formula 1 season got off at a snail’s paceDe la Rosa: Ferrari not giving up on this year Forza Ferrari Well done Ferrari! Good days of testing. Hopefully things will only get better from here on. StevetheGreat Alonso certainly made it easy for his team to see where the car was losing traction with giant, smokey 11s… Unlike Button who used his smooth driving style to go for laptimes. Time will tell which approach gives better feedback but i think Ferrari will be seconds ahead of McDennis at Bahrain and the first race in Melbourne.