Fisichella tests Ferrari 'F-duct' at Vairano 03 May 2010
As the rest of Italy celebrated May Day on Saturday, Ferrari were busy carrying out straight-line aero testing at Vairano. The team debuted their version of McLarens F-duct system, whereby the driver can stall the rear wing at high speed in order to cut drag and boost top speed.
Ferrari trialled a passive blown rear wing at the recent Chinese Grand Prix, but Saturdays test, with Giancarlo Fisichella at the wheel, saw it coupled with a management system for the first time.
The F10 was also fitted with the aero configuration Ferrari plan to use during next Friday's practice sessions for the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. Changes include a new position for the rear view mirrors, which must now be located on the chassis.
Track data from Fisichellas running will be analysed by Ferrari over the next few days and once Fridays sessions are complete, a decision will be taken on which updates the Italian team will use for qualifying and the race at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Ferraris Vairano test was part of the four days of aerodynamic testing allowed in the testing agreement, as defined by the 12 Formula One teams.