First kilometers for the Ferrari 499P at Sebring
The Ferrari 499P made its first contact with the Sebring International Raceway which, on this very track, will make its racing debut in the 1000 Miles of Sebring scheduled for 17 March. The Prancing Horse’s new Le Mans Hypercar was involved in two days of testing during which all the drivers of the two crews that will face the World Endurance Championship had the chance to familiarise themselves with the 6 km circuit.
During the first test in the Western Hemisphere some solutions were tested with the aim of improving the reliability of the car. The particular nature of the historic Florida track, famous for its uneven road surface, made it possible to gather useful information on the suspension and chassis responses to intense stress.
"The Sebring test was very important for us because we had the chance to test the 499P on the track where we will be making our debut,' said Alessandro Pier Guidi 'a track that is also very harsh on the car's mechanical components. I really enjoyed driving the car on this track. The feedback from these two days is positive, we have gained experience that will be important at the 1000 Miles and, above all, we have been able to get precise timing references compared to our rivals. We still have a lot of work to do to improve further, but we know in which direction to do it."
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