Massa's F150 catches fire

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F1 Test, Valencia, Valencia, Ricardo Tormoes

Third and final day of testing for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working again today along with eleven other teams, at the Cheste circuit, near Valencia. It was Felipe Massa’s turn to continue development work on the F150, concentrating mainly on acquiring an understanding of the car and the Pirelli tyres.

Unfortunately, on his very first run this morning, the car suffered an oil leak, which caused an off-track excursion and started a fire on the car: it took around four hours to carry out the necessary repairs. Despite this contretemps, Felipe managed to complete a total of 80 laps, the quickest in a time of 1.14.017.

The Scuderia’s testing at this track ended today. The next test is scheduled to start on 10 February at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, when Felipe Massa will get the work underway in the F150.