Ferrai's Felipe Massa is back to training earlier than expected. It's summer break for Formula One and most drivers are busy mellowing out, recharging their batteries.
But that's not the case with the Brazilian who got back behind the wheel at his local circuit of Interlagos for the fourth round of Brazil's Copa Fiat series.
He did two practice sessions and was very impressive, setting times of 1m 51.411s and 1m 52.005s in the first and second sessions respectively.
"Today, having one set of tyres more than the others helped me but I was not expecting to be quicker than excellent and experienced drivers like Christian Fittipaldi, Caca Bueno and Andre Bragantini, who are leading the championship," Massa told Ferrari's official website.
"A great job has been done and the car is much improved, more stable and easier to drive. These characteristics are a great help to drivers who, like me, come from single-seaters.”
Massa will be back in the cockpit at the Belgian Grand Prix from August 31 to September 2.