Felipe Massa was the second fastest man on Day 3 in Barcelona, and managed to complete 115 laps despite the rain that again effected the Brazilian’s testing schedule.
Massa, who was in the car for the worst of the weather in Jerez, was still able to complete a race simulation, and believes Ferrari are in good shape to challenge for titles this season. “We finished another race simulation without any problems, which helped us to better understand the tyre behaviour with different fuel loads and under different track conditions. I'm satisfied with today. We're working in the right direction for the start of the Championship.”
It was also Massa’s first chance to try out a new aerodynamic package on the F10, and his insight was encouraging for the team. “I had a very positive impression: you can feel more grip and more downforce. It's encouraging, because it means that we made another step ahead compared to Jerez.”
The driver will return to the car tomorrow for the final day of testing, and hoping any rain will give the circuit a wide berth. “Let's hope the weather improves: it would be important to finish the tests on a dry track to collect some more important data regarding the car under various conditions, also with less fuel on board.”