Reutemann tests Ferrari

Carlos Reutemann proved he has lost none of his love for motor racing, despite a recent career in politics, when he got behind the wheel of a Ferrari F2004 for a test at Fiorano in Italy earlier this week

Reutemann tests Ferrari

The Argentinian, who raced for Ferrari from the end of 1976 until 1978, wore his original racing boosts and an old helmet for the run at the Scuderia's test track - which was offered to him during a conversation with sporting director Jean Todt earlier this year.

Following a visit to Ferrari's Maranello facilities, Reutemann completed 17 laps in the F2004 - and was grinning wildly when he climbed out of the cockpit.

"It was an unforgettable experience," said Reutemann. "I would like to thank Ferrari for having organised this test even though it was a holiday. It was really exciting and I enjoyed myself very much.

"The car is impressive, especially in terms of the power from the engine. It is completely different to the car that I drove back in my day. Watching on television, Formula 1 today can look easy, but having tried it myself I can guarantee you that is not the case!"

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