Ferrari pack up early after chassis defect found during Bahrain test

Fernando Alonso

On the second and final day of testing in Bahrain, Ferrari have had to pack up early after discovering that the F14T which Fernando Alonso was using during the test is defective.

After a mere 12 laps, the team decided that it was pointless to carry on at Sakhir, after a fault was detected on the car used by Kimi Raikkonen during the grand prix weekend at the same venue.

The chassis is thought to have been damaged during Friday Free Practice when Raikkonen rode the kerbs during one of the sessions.

Although Alonso did 69 laps on the opening day of testing, the team discovered the defect overnight and decided to call it quits before midday.

Formula One Testing, Day One, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Tuesday 8 April 2014.

The team said,” Once again, Fernando Alonso took to the Sakhir track at the wheel of the F14 T for the second and final day of this in-season test at the Bahraini circuit.”

“On the job list for today was a series of set-up tests, carried out based on data from yesterday. Unfortunately, testing had to be called to a halt when the chassis was found to be damaged.”

“After the necessary checks were made, the team decided to bring the test to a premature end as a precautionary measure.”

The next time the cars will be on track will be Friday 18 April in free practice for the Chinese Grand Prix. (GP247)

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