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Main pre-season upgrade still to come - Ferrari

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Ferrari is set to bring its main pre-season upgrade to the final test in Bahrain this week.

The team was satisfied with the outcome of the second test, but with the first race of the season just two and half weeks away, director of engineering Pat Fry said the biggest upgrade is still to come.

"We had a few bits to test correlation and things like that [last week] and then the main upgrade will come through the various stages of the final test," Fry said.

Ferrari technical director James Allison said the team had worked through a number of problem areas at the last test before focusing on setup work

"We worked on learning how to get the best from the 2014 clutch and on tuning the new brake by wire system," he told the Ferrari website. "We looked in detail at balancing the temperature of all the cooling fluids, a key part of this year's rules, and we began gradually expanding the operating window of the new Energy Recovery System.

"We have been able to start to open up our understanding of the handling characteristics of the car and to begin to learn what sort of setup parameters the tyres respond to. Continuing with this work will be an important part of the programme over the last four days here in Bahrain."

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