• Jerez Test, Day Four

Set-back for Ferrari at Jerez

ESPN Staff
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Pedro de la Rosa scrambles clear of his smoking Ferrari © Getty Images
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Ferrari suffered a set-back on the final day of the Jerez test when Pedro de la Rosa pulled over to the side of the track with smoke billowing from the F138 after completing just two laps.

Having been lapping slowly the car pulled up between Turns 7 and 8 after a fire broke out around the right-hand exhaust. It was extinguished before the Ferrari was covered up and driven to the pits on the back of a tow truck.

It was unclear whether the car would be able to be driven again today. "The rear of the car looks a bit messy but they have a whole day to sort it out," said ESPNF1's Laurence Edmondson in the Jerez paddock. "It also depends on spares."

Ferrari admitted on Twitter that it could be some time before the car appears again on Friday, saying: "Work in progress to check conditions of the F138, it will take a while to hit the track again..."