Ferrari test new part ahead of European Grand Prix

By Gareth Llewellyn
Ferrari have tested a new upgrade for their F10 car ahead of the European Grand Prix in Valencia next weekend
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Ferrari are expected to use the new part at the European Grand Prix (Photo: Gregory Moine)

Ferrari have tested a new upgrade for their F10 car ahead of the European Grand Prix in Valencia next weekend.

The Italian team have struggled against the pace of the Red Bull this season and are set to attempt to rectify that in Valencia with a new rear wing and exhaust combination which is similar in design to that of their rivals.

With a ban on in-season testing, teams are limited to trying new parts during free practice sessions ahead of each race -as Red Bull did with their F-duct in Turkey.

Ferrari, however, took advantage of a promotional day at their Fiorano test track with Fernando Alonso to get some real-time data from the forthcoming upgrade.

“Fernando also did a few laps of the track at the wheel of the F10 for promotional purposes, filming not only for partners of the Reds but also for some novel features which will soon enliven the new section on the Ferrari website, dedicated to Formula 1,” read a statement on the Ferrari website.

“Even though he only completed very few kilometres, further limited by the demands of the film script, it was nevertheless Fernando’s debut at the Fiorano circuit at the wheel of a Ferrari Formula 1 car.

“You have to make the most of any opportunity in this era of the testing ban.”

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