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Ferrari continue two-track test session 01 Dec 2005

Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari Test Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd14, Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy, 13 September 2003

Spain’s Valencia circuit and the Mugello track in Italy are both playing host to Ferrari this week as the former champions carry out a dual testing schedule.

Clear skies in Valencia greeted Felipe Massa on Wednesday as he began a three-day session focussing on Bridgestone tyre development. The Brazilian, in a V10 F2005, covered a total of 95 laps, the quickest in 1m 13.165s. He added a further 29 on Thursday, cutting his best time to 1m 12.168s.

Meanwhile, in Tuscany, Marc Gene was in action at the wheel of an interim F2004 M fitted with Ferrari’s new V8 engine. On a wet track, the Spanish test driver completed a total of 39 laps on Wednesday, five of them on the short version of the circuit, with a best time of 1m 32.672s. Things had dried out for his final day on Thursday, when he ran a further 32 laps, with a best of 1m 26.789s.

Massa continues testing at Valencia on Thursday.