Ferrari eager to complete programme with Massa
2 May 2012 – Ferrari is keen to successfully complete its scheduled programme for Wednesday at Mugello, as testing continues and Felipe Massa steps into the cockpit. Although Fernando Alonso posted the quickest time while running a raft of updates 24 hours ago, all teams were hindered by poor conditions.
Thankfully, Wednesday has brought sunshine and temperatures already in the high teens by lunch time. With Massa on-track, Ferrari is striving to rack up as much running as possible in what is a crucial test for the Italian team after a disappointing start to the campaign, despite Alonso’s highly unexpected win in Malaysia.
“We had a pretty busy work programme, but we only managed to get through a part of it,” the Spaniard explained of Tuesday. “Therefore, it’s impossible to give a serious evaluation, especially as we did so little dry running. I can only say that, for me, it was a pleasure to be driving at this track again: the first and only other time was back in 2001 when I was testing for Minardi. It’s a spectacular track and it would be nice to be able to race on it!”
Once again, Wednesday’s running will conclude at 6pm local time (BST +1). All of the latest developments can be tracked through the interactive GPUpdate.net Live Test Report.