User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
De la Rosa's Ferrari spouts smoke in Jerez

JEREZ, Spain (AP) - Ferrari's new test pilot Pedro de la Rosa abandoned his smoking car Friday during Formula One's first preseason test.

Advertisement
He returned to the Jerez track for 50 laps in his debut behind the wheel of a Ferrari, but his best single-lap time was only the ninth fastest of the day. The setback came a day after Felipe Massa impressed with newfound speed.

Kimi Raikkonen steered his Lotus to the session's quickest lap in 1 minute, 18.148 seconds, leaving Massa and his 1:17.879 effort from Thursday as the best overall for the four-day test.

Lewis Hamilton, who crashed his new Mercedes into the barrier on Wednesday, completed the most laps for the day with 145.

De la Rosa was only on his second lap behind the wheel of the new F138 when smoke began to billow out of the car. He returned after mechanics made repairs and stewards filled in a pot hole.

There are two tests in Barcelona before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 17.

Copyright 2016 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Johnson's visibility grows after 7th title
Johnson's crew chief Knaus celebrates
Monster Energy to sponsor NASCAR
Jeff Gordon to drive in Rolex 24
German GP off 2017 F1 calendar
Roush's program will scale to 2 teams
Rosberg feels toll of fight with Hamilton
Ty Dillon to drive for Germain Racing
2017 F1 set to showcase young talent
MORE HEADLINES
 
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership