Massa Does Seat Fitting, Simulator Driving at Maranello
While yet to reveal the official designation of their single-seater this season, Ferrari announced that Felipe Massa has spent the last couple of days at the Maranello headquarters, doing plenty of driving in the simulator and proceeding to the usual pre-season seat fitting session with the new car.
The report comes only one day after it was revealed that Alonso did the exact same thing after leaving the Madonna di Campiglio ski resort a few days back. As did the Spaniard, Massa took this opportunity to talk to some of the technical bosses present at Maranello, trying to get an update on what to expect of the car in early February, when the Valencia group test kicks off.
“Felipe Massa has been very busy working at Maranello for the past two days. On Monday, the Brazilian was tackling a session in the simulator, also meeting Aldo Costa and Nikolas Tombazis, who brought him right up to date with the latest developments on the new car,” said the press release from Ferrari.
“This afternoon, Felipe was in the Assembly Area, to work with engineers and mechanics on his seating in the cockpit, after which he had a long discussion with his race engineer, Rob Smedley.”
Massa will however have to wait until February 3rd to take the new Ferrari to the track, as it is believed Fernando Alonso will be the one driving the racer in the first two days of testing at the Ricardo Tormo circuit. However, that information is yet to be confirmed by the Scuderia.