Alonso on duty first as Ferrari focuses on engine in Bahrain

Fernando Alonso Ferrari F14T

Fernando Alonso Ferrari F14T

Fernando Alonso will be in action for Ferrari on the first two days of Formula 1 pre-season testing in Bahrain.

Alonso will spend Wednesday and Thursday at the wheel of the Ferrari F14T, handing over the cockpit to Kimi Raikkonen for his two day stint on Friday and Saturday.

The team revealed, “The emphasis over the next four days will be mainly on checking all the systems and control parameters of the F14T.”

“In addition, the programme will include set-up work, helped by the fact that Sakhir is a more representative circuit for comparing the data obtained over the past few days in the simulator, as well on the tyre front.”

“The engineers will also be relying on the expertise of Alonso and Raikkonen to move forward with the development of the car.”

“Finally, great attention will be paid to the behaviour of the 059/3 power unit, which has been the focus of a lot of work in the last few weeks.”

In fact, the Power Unit has to be presented to the FIA to be signed off as homologated by 28 February.” (GP247)

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