The Powered by Ferrari A1GP World Cup of Motorsport car for the 2008/09 season successfully completes its first intensive testing programme outside the confines of Ferrari’s own facilities with two days at Italy’s Enzo e Dino Ferrari racetrack in Imola.
Following on from successful tests at Fiorano, Ferrari’s own test track in Italy, Andrea Bertolini has been back behind the wheel of the Powered by Ferrari car, putting it through its paces at Imola.
This is the first time the car has run outside the confines of Fiorano but feedback continues to be positive with the car running a two day test programme.
Testing will continue next week with five-days running scheduled at Guadix Circuit, a recently constructed facility in Spain. The three-kilometre track near Granada has a good mix of fast and slow corners with varying cambers and a 750-metre main straight set against the stunning back drop of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
“We’ve completed about 900-kilometres of testing so far and everything is going relatively smoothly,” says A1GP General Manager, Technical and Operations, John Wickham. “The car is performing very well and the driver is happy with it; the balance is good and the tyres are working well. We haven’t done as much testing as we hoped but that’s partly because we were waiting on the weather at Fiorano. We ended up just running in the rain in the end but the car looked very quick in the wet! In general the car has been very reliable. We look forward to five consecutive days running next week with the tight Guadix Circuit ideal for further testing of the handling of the car.”
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