Ferrari’s new car for the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport 2008/09 season is undergoing intensive testing at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola.
Following on from successful tests at Fiorano, the Ferrari test track in Italy, driver Andrea Bertolini is putting the car through its paces in the slightly more public arenas of Imola and the recently-built Guadix Circuit 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.
A1GP’s technical and operations general manager, John Wickham, said: “We’ve completed about 900km of testing so far and everything is going relatively smoothly.
“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. ”