Ferrari Calls Off F10's Thursday Track Debut

Ferrari have postponed their shakedown of the F10, initially scheduled to take place later today on the Fiorano race track. As revealed by the Italian team's official site during yesterday evening, the test-drive was supposed to happen later today only if the weather would have been favorable.

With poor weather conditions announced – and quite visible – near Maranello, Ferrari have decided to call off the F10 outing today, and will tomorrow morning decide if it will happen on Friday afternoon.

Felipe Massa was announced as “tester” of the Ferrari F10 today, with the shakedown agreed by the FIA for promotional video purposes. If the weather will improve tomorrow morning, Massa will take it to the track in due time. If not, the shakedown will be called off completely and the car will make its official track debut during the first day of Valencia testing, on Monday.

The presentation of the Ferrari F10 challenger took place in the morning, and was broadcast live on the Internet (as well as on Italian channel Rai Due). With a brand new driver in their 2010 lineup – two-time world champion Fernando Alonso – and hopefully a title winning car for next season, Ferrari already announced a world record in Internet connections to their official site.

The new Scuderia Ferrari’s single-seater already broke its first record: the connections to the website. More than three million users were connected to watch the presentation, which let the website freeze for a couple of seconds in several moments,” said the statement from Ferrari, issued shortly after the team's media event that started at 10.30 AM (local time).
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