Alonso Won’t Test A Ferrari Until February
Fernando Alonso will not get trhe opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari F1 Car until February 2010 it was revealed today.
The reason is unknown, but could relate to him still being locked into a Renault contract or potential sponsorship constraints.
This means that majority of the testing and development will have to be done by Felipe Massa, unless the team bring in Michael Schumacher to assist. From what we saw of Giancarlo Fisichella and Luca Badoer it is likely without much testing Alonso could struggle with the Ferrari.
“I will not get to drive the car. This doesn’t give me a lot of chances to give any input up until February 2010, when I’ll get to drive the car for the first time.” Alonso is quoted as saying on Formula1Blogger
“Up until that point I will try to understand how the team works and prepare for the winter testing as well as I can.”