Felipe Massa reckons he is in perfect shape to get down to work with his new Ferrari from the start of next month after completing a day behind the wheel of an F2008 at Barcelona on Friday. The Brazilian completed around 90 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya at the wheel of a two-year-old car, which was fitted with demonstration tires because of Formula 1's testing ban rules.
No times were issued after his run, but Massa was delighted with how the day had gone. "It was a perfect way to optimize my form here in Barcelona," he said. "I'm really happy that I had this new opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Formula 1 single-seater on a racetrack. I can't wait to sit in the new car and get stuck in."
Massa will be present at the unveiling of Ferrari's 2010 challenger at Maranello next Thursday, prior to its first day of testing at Valencia from Feb. 1.