Pedro den la Rosa

De La Rosa makes his debut in Jerez

Circuit: Jerez Circuit – 4.428 km
Driver: Pedro de la Rosa
Car: Ferrari F138
Weather: air temperature 5/18°C, track temperature 6/23 °C. Sunny.

Maranello, 8 February – Fourth and final day of testing for Scuderia Ferrari at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, in southern Spain, with Pedro De la Rosa making his first official track appearance for the team at the wheel of the F138.

After work on getting him comfortable in the car was completed, Pedro then began driving on what would be a day of contrasting fortunes: on only his second installation lap, the Spaniard had to stop the car with a technical problem on the gearbox. The team then worked for the rest of the morning to put it right. The afternoon however was more productive, especially as the end of testing was put back by half an hour to make up for time lost when the track itself required some maintenance work. Pedro was thus able to complete his programme, which had been revised as a result of the long stop in the garage and which focused mainly on testing various aerodynamic configurations.

The total number of laps completed was 51, with a best time of 1.20.316.

Pre-season testing will resume at the Circuit de Catalunya, near Barcelona, from 19 to 22 February.

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