Ferrari compared two specifications of the SF-24 this Friday at Silverstone

Ferrari compared two specifications of the SF-24 this Friday at Silverstone
Ferrari compared two specifications of the SF-24 this Friday at Silverstone

This Friday at Silverstone, the two Ferrari drivers drove with two different specifications of the SF-24 in order to allow the Maranello team’s engineers to continue acquiring information on the behavior of the updates introduced two races ago in Spain.

Charles Leclerc set the fifth fastest time in FP2 on Friday, while his teammate Carlos Sainz finished the second free practice session in eighth place. Leclerc was six tenths behind Lando Norris’ fastest time, while Sainz ended the first day of testing seven tenths behind the Briton’s McLaren.

Charles Leclerc ran the Austrian-spec car, while Carlos Sainz reverted to the one used in Canada. In the afternoon FP2, when the track was at its quickest, the Monegasque was the quicker of the two, although the difference was not that great.

“It’s been a tough day, but we’ve learned a lot. I mean now it’s going to be about analysing the data from both cars and making the best decision for tomorrow. [pour les qualifications]. » said Leclerc this Friday evening at Silverstone.

“There’s obviously a lot of data to analyse and everyone is ready to try to make the best decision for tomorrow. But it was a very productive day, not particularly fast unfortunately, but very productive.”

“We’re looking at all of that, so I can’t really tell you what direction we’re going to take yet, but we’re working on it and I’m confident we’ll make the best decision for us tomorrow.”

On the other side of the garage, Carlos Sainz – who was driving with an older specification – also believes that it will now be a question of making THE right decision with a view to qualifying this Saturday, when the single-seaters will be under the Parc Fermé regime for the rest of the weekend.

“For us the goal of the day was to collect useful data to give us a complete picture of our car. The goal has been achieved, now we need to analyze everything to be ready for tomorrow [samedi]. » said the Spaniard.

“We have to make decisions, but I think we can put ourselves in a good position this weekend.”

Ahead of the British Grand Prix, Scuderia Ferrari sits second in the constructors’ championship, 64 points behind Red Bull.

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