Ferrari completes two-day test with Pirelli in Paul Ricard

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Hot on the heels of their second win of the year, Ferrari have carried on with on-track running on Tuesday and Wednesday, completing a two-day test for Formula One's sole tyre manufacturer Pirelli.

The Scuderia took a controlled victory at last Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix with Charles Leclerc dominating practice sessions, qualifying and the race. His team-mate Carlos Sainz looked to struggle across the practice sessions, but he managed to up his pace come qualifying to take third on the grid which he could maintain in the race.

The two drivers did not rest after the Monte Carlo round with the next race taking place in Montreal next weekend as they headed to the Le Castellet circuit that is relatively close to Monaco.

Ferrari's aim was to carry out a two-day test with Pirelli, assisting the Milan-based tyre manufacturer to its future development.

The first day saw Sainz drive Ferrari's 2024 F1 car, the SF-24 on the circuit that has served as a favoured test track in recent decades, but also hosted the French Grand Prix in recent years before the race was dropped from the schedule. The Spaniard tested different compounds that Pirelli intends to introduce for next year.

Wednesday's running saw Leclerc take it to the track, using the 3.523km configuration of the multi-purpose circuit. Despite nice weather conditions, the track was artificially watered with the circuit's irrigation system to reproduce as accurately as possible the conditions required to run on wet and intermediate tyres.

This test followed a series of runs Pirelli has conducted so far this year with Barcelona, Jerez de la Frontera and Suzuka having staged in-season tyre development testing.