Ferrari admits to using their filming day at Monza to test upgrades used in Barcelona

Ferrari have now admitted to using the 2nd one of their filming day to test new upgrades in the car.

Ferrari at Monza
Ferrari at Monza

Ferrari have revealed that they have already used both their filming days for the year, which have helped them gather a lot of data for the car, and also helped with the upgrades in Spain. 

All Formula 1 teams are given two filming days in a year, which are basically a total of 100 km run of cars. The primary purpose of these films are for the teams and media, and shakedown for the newer cars. 

Ferrari were given a 100 kms of running for the filming days, which is roughly equal to 17 laps around Monza, Ferrari’s home track. They were also given a new set of tyres by Pirelli for the same. 

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Ferrari admitted that they used both of their filming days to test the upgrades in their car that were used in Barcelona, during the Spanish Grand Prix. Charles Leclerc was seen in his F1-75 at Monza on an unannounced filming day, and it was soon rumored that Ferrari might have used that filming day to test their new upgrades, and Scuderia have admitted the same. 

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Ferrari not the only team to use filming day.

Ferrari's F1-75 on Friday at Barcelona
Ferrari’s F1-75 on Friday at Barcelona

Other than Scuderia, Mercedes have also used their filming day with George Russell on the Paul Ricard circuit in France. 

Ferrari had a positive outcome with the upgrades after Charles Leclerc set pole in the Spanish Grand Prix and made up a 30 second lead, but it soon came down to vain after he suffered from a power issue and had to retire his car early in the race, scoring no points and losing his lead in the championship to Max Verstappen. 

Apparently, both the cars in Barcelona were sent out with different packages to contrast the difference between both the cars during the first free practice session. Later, both the cars received the same full upgrades for the rest of the weekend. 

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