The first day of testing for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro got off on the right foot at the Cheste circuit, near Valencia. Before the lunch break, Fernando Alonso completed just over two hundred kilometres at the wheel of the F150. Of course, it is far too early to draw any conclusions, but it’s a positive start that the car has run continuously, without any technical problems. Fernando concentrated especially on getting to know the car, on aerodynamic testing, which involved going down the main straight at a constant speed and, most importantly, on getting an increased understanding of the Pirelli tyres. This morning, the Spaniard’s best lap time was a 1.14.718, only bettered by Nico Hulkenberg who lapped in 1.13.938 at the wheel of the 2010 Force India.