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Friday, February 13, 2009

Hamilton best of ’09s in Jerez, Kimi leads the Bahrain trio

Lewis Hamilton led all 2009-spec runners in the final day of testing at Jerez, while Sebastien Bourdais had the best time of the day in Toro Rosso’s interim STR3 in the car’s final appearance.

Fernando Alonso was third in the Renault.

  1. Sebastien Bourdais, Toro Rosso, 1:17.472
  2. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, 1:19.632
  3. Fernando Alonso, Renault, 1:19.846
  4. Nico Rosberg, Williams, 1:21.217
  5. Mark Webber, Red Bull, 1:21.313
  6. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams, no time

In Bahrain, the sands stayed away for a second day and Kimi Raikkonen led the field in the F60.

Ferrari, BMW Sauber and Toyota will continue testing at the circuit Monday.

  1. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1:33.325
  2. Jarno Trulli, Toyota, 1:33.429
  3. Christian Klien, BMW Sauber, 1:33.666

Formula One Testing In Barcelona

Lifeline for Sato?

Looks like Takuma Sato is still hoping Red Bull will give him wings. Autosport.com reports Sato is in talks over a test driver role for Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso.

Honda rumors on steroids

Rumors are running wild concerning “The team that was Honda.” The usual suspects are reporting everything from salvation by deep pocketed Brazilians to a four-race reprieve for the team. Often cited in the reports are a mysterious internal e-mail from Ross Brawn and some sort of deal with Bruno Senna.

A lot of speculation here, but grandprix.com is carrying a little something on it, and they’re reliable.

A lap of Donington

Courtesy of MotorSport, here’s a lap of what Donington will look like as an F1 circuit, if all the “ifs” are answered.

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