Ferrari cancels Pirelli wet-tire test after driver Sebastian Vettel crashes
By: S. Harding, Xiro Xone News February 10, 2017 Updated: 7:11 PM
Scuderia Ferrari has announced they have cancelled the second day of their wet-weather tire test at Fiorano Circuit in Fiorano Modenese, Italy after Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel crashed on Thursday.
Italian media reported Vettel had suffered some minor bruising but there were no serious injuries
Vettel’s car hit the barriers head on after his car snapped away at a left-hand kink in the circuit, which was artificially-soaked in order to test Pirelli's new wider tires for this season.
Later, Ferrari decided there were just not enough reserve parts to continue running, which prevented Antonio Giovinazzi the team's new reserve test driver a chance put in some more testing time.
The 2016 GP2 runner-up Giovinazzi made his first test appearance with the team at Fiorano Circuit last week.
“it was a wonderful feeling, as this was my first time driving a Formula 1 car. For an Italian, driving out of the pits in a Ferrari is an amazing experience.”
This season will see some big regulation changes one of them being bigger wider tires. Pirelli was hoping to gather important data for their wet-weather tire ahead of the 2017 season.