Following its first outing on the Sebring circuit in January, the Ferrari 499P underwent another two days of testing at the venue for the 2023 World Endurance Championship opening round.
On the test days, Alessandro Pier Guidi, Antonio Giovinazzi, James Calado and Antonio Fuoco took turns at the wheel. Miguel Molina and Nicklas Nielsen were absent due to participating in the double Asian Le Mans Series weekend. At Sebring, the 499P switched between sequences of laps on the track and pit stops, during which the technicians performed routine checks. The testing made it possible to continue fine-tuning the car’s reliability, which is usually one of the decisive factors on this track.
“We made some progress compared to the previous test a couple of weeks ago,” said James Calado, “and we received further confirmation of the quality of the project. There is not much time until the debut, and there are still aspects to improve and others to continue working on, but we have taken the right path, and the outlook remains positive. These tests are important for starting from a good foundation when the 1000 Miles Sebring weekend begins”.
The 499P will continue its development programme in Europe before returning to tackle the Florida track at the prologue on 11 and 12 March.