Ferrari Three-Seater Runs at Fiorano

Ferrari's three-seater Formula One car has tested for the first time at the Italian's team's Fiorano test track on Wednesday - ahead of a lengthy promotional schedule set for later this year

Ferrari Three-Seater Runs at Fiorano

The car, which is similar in design to Arrows' first-ever F1 three-seater, has the two passengers sitting either side and slightly behind the driver.

Ferrari have clearly spared no efforts in ensuring the car is as safe as possible, with the passengers protected by a bulky safety cell that forms the sidepods of the car. The three-seater is exceptionally wide compared to the normal F1 machine, and both passengers are protected by roll-hoops.

One of the biggest concerns about the three-seater design has been in ensuring that the passengers are protected as much as possible in the event of an accident - either from an impact with crash barriers or a wheel coming lose.

Ferrari are expected to use the three-seater to give rides to their sponsors and supporters - with the team acknowledging the level of exposure that rival teams McLaren and Minardi have enjoyed with their own two-seater cars.

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