Feb.7 (Ferrari) First day of testing in 2012 for Scuderia Ferrari who, with Felipe Massa at the wheel, gave the F2012 its debut.
For the full day, work centred almost exclusively on data acquisition relating to the handling of the new car: Felipe completed a total of 69 laps, the quickest in a time of 1.22.815.
As always, it’s very hard to evaluate the times during testing because of all the usual unknowns, such as the amount of fuel on board and the type of tyres being used. That is even more the case on the very first day, when the work programme can differ a lot from team to team.
Testing at this track continues tomorrow, again with the Brazilian driver at the wheel.