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Alonso to miss first pre-season test 24 Jan 2013

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari Wrooom Ski Meeting, Italy, 2013 Felipe Massa, Ferrari Wrooom Ski Meeting, Italy, 2013

Fernando Alonso will not get behind the wheel of Ferrari’s 2013 car until the second pre-season test next month, it has been confirmed. Instead it will be team mate Felipe Massa who gives the Scuderia’s new machine its track debut at Jerez in Spain on February 5.

While Alonso focuses on his physical preparations for the new season, Massa will be behind the wheel for the first three days of the opening four-day session, with newly-signed test driver Pedro de la Rosa making his first appearance in red on the final day.

Alonso will experience his 2013 cockpit for the first time on February 19, when he starts three days of testing at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya, with Massa taking over the car for the final day. At the final test - again in Barcelona - on February 28-March 3, the Spaniard and the Brazilian will each get a further two days in the car.

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