F1 News: Barcelona Test Day 4 – Ferrari

Ferrari LogoTesting at the Montmelò circuit
22 February 2015

Circuito: Circuito di Montmelò – 4,655 km
Pilota: Sebastian Vettel
Vettura: Ferrari SF15-T
Meteo: Air temperature 11/15 °C, track temperature 12/22.
Sunny with strong winds.
Giri/Km percorsi: 76/353
Miglior tempo: 1:26.312
Pneumatici: Soft, Medium.
Programma: Set-up work and tyre testing.

Sebastian Vettel: “First of all, I’d like to wish Fernando a quick recovery. Luckily, we have already received some good news, so I hope he we’ll be back in top form at next week’s test. As for today’s test, I can say that we have focused mainly on the car’s reliability, completing some long-runs, and testing various settings and tyre configurations. We could not run as much as we’d like, but at this stage of winter testing there are always some teething problems you have to deal with. Overall, I can confirm that my feeling with the car is positive and now I’m looking forward to the next week of testing”.

Simone Resta: “Overall, over these past days, we have followed the planned programme, based on development, on fine-tuning various components and strategy. We have also run aerodynamic measurements based on components to be developed in the wind tunnel, along with hardware and setup tests, all while runing different tyre programmes. We had some planned stops in order to change components that had reached the end of their life cycle. We did a lot of practice starts, but we have not yet completed a race simulation, which is in accordance with our programme. The drivers said they have a good feeling with the car and the set-up work has served to improve that, as well as being carried out to adapt to the continually varying weather conditions”.

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