12 Jan 2009
On 12th January 2009, the first Ferrari Formula 1 car fitted with a kinetic energy recovery system, the F60, made its debut at the Mugello circuit. Originally, the track debut should have taken place at Fiorano, but heavy snow meant the Scuderia’s private test track was unusable. Felipe Massa drove the F60 for its first laps and his team-mate that year was Kimi Raikkonen. After his accident in Budapest, first Luca Badoer and then Giancarlo Fisichella substituted for Felipe.
The F60’s record was a modest one at best: just one win for Raikkonen at Spa, six podium finishes and one fastest race lap. In the Drivers’ championship, the Finn finished sixth with Felipe eleventh, while the two Italians failed to score any points. Fourth place for the team in the Constructors’ classification was its worst result from 1994 to the present day.