Less than three weeks to the official start of the 2017 Formula 1 season, with the Australian Grand Prix which is scheduled to take place on 26 March 2017 in Melbourne, but for the moment the main focus of Scuderia Ferrari and the F1 teams is currently on the second pre-season test session, that gets underway on Tuesday, 7th March.
Over the four days from last week, the two Scuderia Ferrari drivers completed 468 laps on the Catalunya Circuit in Barcelona, as the new Ferrari car, the SF70H, made its first appearance on a race track and most importantly made a very good first impression, with an equivalent to 2178.4 kilometres already completed. Sebastiab Vettel did 267 laps and Kimi Raikkonen did 201, as the Finn also had the opportunity to evaluate the new Pirelli wet weather tyres on the last day of the first Formula 1 pre-season test session, when the Spanish circuit was artificially watered.
This week Scuderia Ferrari will be back at the Circuit de Catalunya in order to continue the process of gathering and measuring information. Gathering as well as analysing information and data is an important step for the development process of the SF70H, so the Italian team is eager to get back on the track and fully exploit the last four days of testing ahead of the new Formula One championship: Sebastian Vettel will be at the wheel of the new Ferrari car on Tuesday (7th March) and also on Thursday (9th March). Kimi Raikkonen drives on Wednesday 8th and Friday 10th March, in the of confirming the encouraging prospects from last week, when Scuderia Ferrari managed to top the table three times and was constantly involved in both short and long runs with the Medium and Soft compound.