Ferrari’s new car for the 2021 F1 season has run for the first time in a filming day at the Bahrain International Circuit.
It was Charles Leclerc who was the first to take the new single-seater out of the pits of the Bahrain International Circuit, followed by cameras and a helicopter (equipped for television coverage) that flew over the track until late afternoon.
After the strong wind that characterized yesterday (disturbing the Formula 2 tests) the conditions on the Sakhir circuit were back to optimal, allowing Ferrari to complete the total 18 laps available (equivalent to the hundred kilometers allowed by the regulations for filming days) without unexpected events.
In the afternoon it was Carlos Sainz who got to drive the SF21, as he covered some laps always with the limitation of the Pirelli tires foreseen for these tests, less performing than those used during the race weekends.
After the usual photos and some pit-stop tests, the car is back in the garage, awaiting the official debut expected tomorrow morning at 10 local time for the start of the three day pre-season testing session.
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