Sainz and Bearman complete Pirelli's fifth in-season test on Ferrari's own Mugello track

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Hot on the heels of their disastrous showing at the Canadian Grand Prix, Ferrari have headed to their own track in Mugello to complete a two-day test for Formula One's sole tyre manufacturer Pirelli. F1Technical's senior writer Balazs Szabo reports on Pirelli's fifth in-season test of the season.

Ferrari endured a very difficult race last time out in Canada with both their drivers, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz retiring from the wild and wet round of Montreal.

Following this tough race, Ferrari have taken it to the track in Mugello which is their own track. Unlike many modern circuits, which are littered with chicanes and so become a stop-and-go festival, without any really big corners, the Tuscan track is old school.

The layout is very technical, and features many high-speed, long radius corners. Mugello last staged an F1 race in the coronavirus-disrupted 2020 season, but it has established itself as a fixture on the MotoGP calendar over the past years.

Completing the fifth on-track tyre development work of 2025, the aim of the latest in-season test was to assess the changes Pirelli aims to make to the constructions and compounds for their 2025 F1 tyres.

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

This week's test took place on Thursday and Friday with Carlos Sainz getting behind the wheel of the SF-24 on the first day. Ferrari's reserve driver Oliver Bearman took over the scarlet red Ferrari yesterday to round out the test on the Tuscan track.

The Milan-based tyre manufacturer noted: "Pirelli’s fifth development test of the year. After Barcelona, Jerez de la Frontera, Suzuka and Le Castellet, this week, Formula 1’s Global Tyre Supplier is in Italy, at the Mugello Circuit for two days of testing. Once again, the work focused on development of new compound and construction solutions for2025."