ferrari-logo-2011Testing at Silverstone Circuit – “A question of feeling”

Another session held in very warm conditions, as Davide Rigon was at the wheel of the F138 for his second day at Silverstone for the Young Driver Test, where once again the conditions were ideal for testing. The Scuderia Ferrari driver completed 97 laps, with a best time of 1.34.053, the Italian having already taken part in this test for youngsters last season, at the wheel of a Ferrari. Today’s programme centred on a continuation of yesterday’s work of evaluating various aerodynamic packages, alongside an analysis of the Soft and Hard tyres brought here by Pirelli for all ten teams present.

“Today, we continued to move forward with the programme we begun yesterday, studying various aerodynamic packages” said Rigon, at the end of the day. “It was only in the afternoon that we began an evaluation of the performance of the Soft and Hard tyres. Once again, we were not looking at lap times, but instead we got through a lot of work to gather data which could help us to improve for the rest of the season. Compared to yesterday, I had a much better feeling from the car and I also knew the track better, which meant I was able to tackle the programme with more confidence, thanks in part to the work of the whole team”.

Scuderia Ferrari continues testing tomorrow, with Felipe Massa driving in the morning and Rigon in the afternoon.