The curtain comes down on the Mugello test

Circuit: Mugello Circuit – 5.245 km
Driver: Fernando Alonso
Car: Ferrari F2012
Weather: air temperature 13/22 °C, track temperature 14/28 °C. Cloudy with occasional sunny spells.

Maranello, 3rd May – Third and final day of testing for eleven teams today at the Mugello Circuit: Fernando Alonso was back on track for Scuderia Ferrari.

Today’s programme centred on experimenting with some new aerodynamic components introduced on the F2012, as well as a study of the behaviour of the Pirelli tyres. An off-track excursion in mid-morning caused damage to the front wing and the left front corner, which took two and a half hours to repair. By the end of the day, a total of 98 laps had been completed, the quickest in a time of 1.21.363.

The next appearance on track will be on Friday 11 May at the Catalunya Circuit, near Barcelona, for the first two free practice sessions for the Spanish Grand Prix. Before that, on Tuesday 8 May, Fernando will be at the Fiorano track to take part in the event which marks the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Gilles Villeneuve. On the day, his son Jacques will drive the 312 T4 with which his father contested part of the 1979 season.