Gené aero tests Ferrari in Spain
28 June 2012 – Three days after Fernando Alonso’s victory in Valencia, a Ferrari Formula 1 car was back in action in Spain as Marc Gené tested various aerodynamic parts at IDIADA.
Revealed by Barcelona’s Sport, the test – one of the numerous straight-line runs permitted during the season – was to trial a number of aerodynamic elements, as this is the area in which Ferrari has struggled most so far in 2012.
The enormous IDIADA facility is located near to the town of El Vendrell, an hour’s drive south-west of Barcelona.
Although Alonso leads the Drivers’ Championship and is the first man to win two races this year, company Chairman Luca di Montezemolo has already stressed this week that the Scuderia is still not at an acceptable level in comparison with Red Bull.