MARCH 4, 1996
Ferrari heads for Melbourne test session
Irvine finally got the chance to run in a F310 last week at Fiorano but was unable to run many miles. The extra day of practice in Melbourne will certainly help the team to put some mileage on the car, but it would be optimistic at best to suggest that the cars will be competitive. And with time very short between the Australian race and the two South American Grands Prix at the end of the month, it may not be until mid-April before the team gets to grips with the new car.
In an interview in Germany last week, Schumacher continued to stress the fact that he is not expecting much this year and that Ferrari is building up for a championship challenge in 1997.