T3 testing at Montmelò
18 May 2016
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya – 4.655 km
Driver: Antonio Fuoco
Car: Ferrari SF16-H
Weather: Air temperature 14/22°C, Track temperature 20/33°C. Sunny
Laps/Km completed: 118/549
Fastest time: 1:24.720
Tyres used: Soft, Medium
Programme: Aero mapping, set-up changes, qualifying runs
Antonio Fuoco
We did a good job today, a lot of laps, a lot of kilometres and it was a very positive day. The most complicated thing about an F1 car compared to the GP3 car I’m racing in the championship is managing the various procedures. And the extra downforce makes it more demanding, so some training is useful. Today, we worked on set-up, covering a bit of what Sebastian had done as a comparison. We tried some new components, but nothing special. Compared to last year’s test I did in the 2015 car, it’s hard to draw comparisons. When I was driving in Austria the conditions were completely different. However, I’d say this year’s car is an improvement, it works very well. We ran a lot today and in general I did a good job with the team and I’d like to really thank the Scuderia and the Ferrari Driver Academy for this opportunity.