Ferrari Begin Intensive Testing

Ferrari began today an intense testing programme for this week, with three drivers running on two of the team's tracks in Italy

Ferrari Begin Intensive Testing

At their home track Fiorano, Rubens Barrichello was behind the wheel of the F2005, working on set-up. The Brazilian's running was marred by intermittent rain throughout the day, and he covered a total of 39 laps - three on the short version of the track. His quickest time was 1:01.580.

At Mugello, on a damp track, Michael Schumacher and Luca Badoer both completed an extensive testing day. The World Champion was behind the wheel of the F2005 and concentrated on aerodynamic and set-up work. He covered a total of 125 laps - 20 on the short version of the track - with a best time of 1:21.694.

Test driver Badoer was behind the wheel of the F2004M and concentrated on tyre testing for Bridgestone. The Italian covered a total of 103 laps - nine of them on the short version of the track - and set a best time of 1:22.938.

Ferrari continues testing tomorrow with all three drivers continuing on the same tracks.

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