Veteran Ferrari test driver, Luca Baoder set the pace at Mugello on Wednesday, as the Scuderia and Toro Rosso continued their three-day test 'at home' in Italy.

Badoer completed 82 laps in total in the Ferrari F2007, his quickest a 1 minute 21.846 seconds, over 3 seconds up on the STR-02 of Scott Speed.

Badoer's programme centred on the development of new mechanical and aerodynamic components aimed at the next few races of this season. Felipe Massa will take over the F2007 from the Italian on Thursday.

Speed meanwhile, despite his recent less than positive comments to the media about STR team principals Gerhard Berger and Franz Tost [see seperate story], replaced team-mate, Vitantonio Liuzzi, who was in action on day 1.

Scott had to make do with just 42 tours however, after an electrical problem in the morning and a coolant leak in the afternoon.

Despite this though, the team maintained that they managed to complete some 'useful set-up work for Hungary'. They also focused on the braking system with Budapest's hot weather in mind and did some aero work.

Speed will stay in the cockpit for Thursday's final day of the test, which is also the last day before the summer testing ban comes into force.

Testing times (25 July) - Mugello:

Luca Badoer Ferrari-Ferrari 1min 21.847secs 82 lapsScott Speed Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1min 24.097secs 42 laps

all times unofficial

Track/weather conditions: Sunny and dry.

 

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