F3 star Cheever tests Ferrari at Vallelunga

Something familiar about that helmet… Cheever in the F60 today

Italian F3 racer Eddie Cheever had his first F1 experience at the wheel of a Ferrari F60 at Vallelunga today.

Also driving the 2010 car was the 19-year-old Cheever’s series rival Riccardo Agostini, and EuroSeries F3 champion Daniel Juncadella.

Cheever’s test, arranged by the Italian sporting authority ACI, came some 35 years after his famous father had a run in a Ferrari 312T2.

“At the beginning I was a bit nervous, this is a once in a lifetime experience,” said Cheever. “I hope this can happen more than once actually, but doing it once is already quite a lot for a driver. The initial excitement being gone I started to understand better the car and I managed to express my driving in the best way.”

Agostini noted: “It has certainly been a positive experience and I am quite happy about how things went. The approach to the Ferrari has been very good and I found myself at ease with engineers and with their work method.”


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