Ferrari remained the only team at the Vallelunga test track today, as Honda and Williams both decided to end their week, after three and two days respectively at the track. Michael Schumacher and Luca Badoer both returned for the final day, with them running in the 248 F1 and an F2004 respectively.
Schumacher, behind the wheel of the 248 continued his programme, which consisted of developing new components for the car, which will be raced for the first time in Imola in a fortnight. The team hope the upgrade will improve their pace, which so far this season has proven to be quite dismal. He completed 101 laps, with a fastest time of 1:14.584. In the older F2004, powered by a regulated V10 powertrain, Badoer finished a Bridgestone tyre development programme. He completed 80 laps, with a quickest of 1:15.115, only half a second adrift of the V8-powered 2005-spec car.
The Scuderia will now wrap up at Vallelunga, and move to Barcelona, where Badoer and Marc Gené will kickstart another week of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Unofficial times from Vallelunga (07/04/2006):