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.”