Vettel and Leclerc break-in the Ferrari SF90

ferrari, barcelona, test photo, 2019, f1

The Ferrari SF90 hit the track for the first time today, at Circuit de Catalunya, as the Scuderia used their allocated filming day to run the new car in with Sebastian Vettel doing the honours first, before handing over to new teammate Charles Leclerc ahead of tomorrow’s first day of Formula 1 preseason testing at the venue.

The Italian team reported on their website, “The SF90 has now completed its first track outing, following on from last Friday’s launch. It took place at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit, when Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow carried out a filming day to gather footage for media purposes for itself and its partners.”

The report added that Vettel did the bulk of the running, with Charles Leclerc making his debut in the new Ferrari towards the end of the day. As per filming day regulations, the car completed no more than a hundred kilometres, running on demonstration-run tyres.

The SF90 will be back on track tomorrow, when the first of two official pre-season tests begins at the Spanish circuit. Vettel will drive the first day, alternating with Charles Leclerc through to Thursday when the test ends.

The second test stanza, again in Barcelona, runs from 26 February to 1 March.