Sakhir, 8 April – This morning at Bahrain’s Sakhir circuit, the fourth Fomula 1 test of the year got underway, marking the return of in-season testing. Scuderia Ferrari is taking part with Fernando Alonso looking after the driving duties, having stayed working with the team since last Sunday’s Grand Prix.
He spent yesterday with the engineers, going over the F14 T’s development programme for this session in the smallest detail. It’s hotter than last week, with not too much wind in the desert location.
Before the lunch break, Alonso had done 31 laps on Medium tyres, with a best time of 1.37.375. The Scuderia started off checking some aero measurements before moving on to set-up work on the mechanical front, aimed at improving the balance of the car, especially at the entry and exit of the corners.