Ferrari's determination to bounce back from their dismal start to the 2005 season got underway again yesterday [Tuesday], when the Scuderia began testing on two fronts - Rubens Barrichello at Fiorano, while Michael Schumacher and test driver, Luca Badoer ran at Mugello.

Both Barrichello and Schumi were behind the wheel of the F2005, which while proving to be quicker than the F2004 M at the Bahrain GP, was unfortunately for the tifosi less than reliable.

Rubens' programme though was affected by rain, which fell intermittently at the Scuderia's private track. The Brazilian worked on fine-tuning set-up on the wet circuit, covering just 39 laps. His quickest time was a 1m 01.580s.

At Mugello meanwhile, there was no rain during the day, but the track was wet to begin with.

Schumacher concentrated on aerodynamic and set-up work with the F2005, while Badoer ran in the F2004 M, concentrating on Bridgestone tyre development as the Japanese manufacturer looks to claw back the gap to rivals Michelin. Once the track dried out, the two drivers were able to run continuously and by the end of the day, Schumi had done 125 laps and Badoer 103. Unsurprisingly Schumacher was quickest, on a 1m 21.694s, while Luca was over a second slower [on a 1m 22.938s].

Ferrari continues testing today [Wednesday] - Barrichello remains at Fiorano, while Schumacher and Badoer stay in Mugello. The other teams will also begin testing with a number of them running at Paul Ricard over the next three days, including Toyota, McLaren, Williams, Renault, BAR and Jordan.