Ferrari to test with Alonso and Massa
3 July 2013 – Ferrari has confirmed the team will bring Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa to this month's three-day test at Silverstone. The FIA announced earlier this week the originally planned rookie test can now be used by the teams as a three-day test with the official race drivers at Silverstone due to Pirelli's tyre problems at the British track.
Ferrari has said it is very pleased with FIA's change of plans to use the three-day test to work on Pirelli's tyres. “It will be very important to have this opportunity to try something new,” Massimo Rivola, the Ferrari's sporting director said. “Obviously, this test will be carried out with the actual race drivers, as there would be no sense in trying something new with youngsters at the wheel, who do not have the necessary experience to provide the required feedback.”