Circuit: Fiorano track, 2.976 km – short course 1.413 km
Driver: Rubens Barrichello
Weather: air temperature 12/18 °C, track 14/34/24 °C. Sunny.
Circuit: Autodromo del Mugello, 5.245 km - short course 2.760 km
Drivers: Michael Schumacher and Luca Badoer
Cars: F2005 and F2004 M
Weather: air temperature 7/19 °C, track temperature 10/34 °C. Slightly cloudy, then sunny.
Second day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, once again working at Fiorano and Mugello.
At Fiorano, on what was a typical spring day, Rubens Barrichello had an F2005 at his disposal and carried out an intensive Bridgestone tyre development programme, while also working on finding the best set-up for the car. The Brazilian driver covered a total of 180 laps (17 on the short version of the track,) setting a best time of 57”904.
At the Tuscan track, Michael Schumacher and Luca Badoer were again on duty. Both worked mainly on Bridgestone tyre development. Driving an F2005, Michael covered 127 laps, 13 of them on the short version of the track. Luca, who was at the wheel of an F2004 M, did 75 (8 short.) The best times on the day were 1’21”534 for the world champion and 1’23”447 for the Scuderia’s official test driver.
The Scuderia continues testing tomorrow with the following schedule: Schumacher will be at Fiorano and Barrichello will join Badoer at Mugello.