Ferrari’s testing behind closed doors at the Mugello circuit with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc on the track driving the SF71H, the car used for the 2018 season, is starting. Vettel and Leclerc are training in view of the start of the Formula 1, set for the weekend of July 5th in Austria, at the Red Bull Ring. And, given the use of a car that is now out of date, Ferrari did not focus on pure performance, but above all tried to test the physical endurance of Vettel and Leclerc after the months of lockdown and stop in Formula 1, thanks the characteristics of the circuit, very selective and demanding for the drivers, also given the high temperatures in Tuscany.
The day also served at the stables to develop all the anti Covid 19 procedures that must be respected during the race weekends. Vettel covered the distance of a Grand Prix in the morning, then Leclerc (who for the first time drove to Mugello on a Formula 1) in the afternoon with similar mileage. On the livery of the car, the hashtag #WeRaceAsOne stood out today, an initiative promoted by Formula 1 in support of a positive change in sport and society in light of the pandemic still underway, and racial inequalities. “I was happy to be able to get back in the car after a longer pause than we are used to during the winter. – Sebastian Vettel’s comment – I was also very happy to see all the guys on the team again. It was nice to go back to feeling certain sensations and having been able to do it on such a spectacular circuit. I really think Mugello deserves to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix. I haven’t been around for eight years and therefore it took me a few laps to find the right braking points, but after a few steps I had assimilated the track and really enjoyed it ” .
For Charles Lecrec “How nice to be back on track for real, I missed it! Even though I was quite active in virtual races on this long break I needed to go back to experiencing the physical perception of speed. Having been able to ride on a spectacular circuit like Mugello, for the first time behind the wheel of a Formula 1, has helped make this day even more memorable. Now let’s look at the beginning of the season. From next week it’s getting serious! “….https://it.sports.yahoo.com/