Ferrari: We still have a lot to learn

Fernando Alonso Ferrari F14 T

Fernando Alonso Ferrari F14 T

For Fernando Alonso, at the wheel of the F14 T, this was his penultimate day of testing with Scuderia Ferrari prior to the start of the 2014 F1 World Championship.

In the morning, Fernando continued with development work on the F14 T, trying various changes to the car’s set-up and running a comparison of some aerodynamic parts.

In the afternoon, Fernando completed a race simulation with live pit-stops.

“Six hundred kilometres are always welcome, but it’s still too early to say we are a hundred percent ready for Melbourne” – said Fernando afterwards.

“We still have a lot to learn, but I am happy with the way the day went. In the morning, we did some set-up work which taught us what was the best direction to go in, while in the afternoon, we managed to complete a race simulation and every lap we did can be added to the learning phase, which is the normal situation to be in during winter testing. On the performance front, it’s still difficult to have a clear idea of what our rivals are up to and I think we will only find that out in Australia.”

Testing at this circuit continues tomorrow, when Kimi Raikkonen will drive for the final time before tackling the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit.

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