Ferrari Schedules Early 3-Day Test at Barcelona, Ahead of Rivals

Ahead of their competition, Ferrari is set to embark on a three-day test before the 2024 season in Barcelona.


By Ben Bush
Updated on February 8, 2024

Ferrari Schedules Early 3-Day Test

In a proactive move, Ferrari has scheduled a three-day test in Barcelona, positioning themselves ahead of their competitors.

This announcement comes off the back of a significant week for the Italian squad, highlighted by Charles Leclerc’s commitment to a new multi-year contract, extending beyond the impending 2026 regulation changes.

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The team also welcomed new members: Arthur Leclerc as a development driver and Oliver Bearman as a reserve driver, joining Antonio Giovinazzi and Robert Schwartman. This latest update coincided with the announcement that Ferrari’s drivers are starting a three-day Pirelli test next week before the official F1 test in Bahrain, which kicks off a week before the new season.

Ferrari gears up for Barcelona test

On January 29 and 30, Ferrari’s drivers, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, will pilot the 2023 season SF-23, conducting tyre tests for Pirelli at the Catalunya Circuit.

The 29th will also mark Arthur Leclerc’s debut in an F1 car, driving the 2022 F1-75. The following day, Charles and Carlos will alternate between the 2023 and 2022 models, while January 31 will see Oliver Bearman driving the F1-75.

Ferrari is optimistic about these tests. It aims to rectify last season’s inconsistencies, which resulted in it falling behind Mercedes to third in the 2023 constructors’ standings.

Source: GP Fans

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