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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Button puts Brawn on top

Brawn GP continued its strong showing this week at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya, with Jenson Button turning in a best 1:19.127 to put the former Honda boys at the top of the charts.

Felipe Massa was second in the Ferrari, and Robert Kubica third for BMW Sauber.

F1: MAR 09 Barcelona Tests

Wednesday -- Barcelona:
  1. Jenson Button, Brawn BGP 001, 1:19.127
  2. Felipe Massa, Ferrari F60, 1:20.168
  3. Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber F1.09, 1:20.217
  4. Timo Glock, Toyota TF109, 1:20.410
  5. Fernando Alonso, Renault R29, 1:20.863
  6. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull RB5, 1:21.165
  7. Nico Rosberg, Williams FW31, 1:21.324
  8. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India VJM02, 1:21.545
  9. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso STR4, 1:21.569
  10. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren MP4-24, 1:21.657

Once again, McLaren is propping up the time sheets. What’s the story? Is everything OK, as Ron Dennis wants us to think? Is James Allen right -- Is there a real problem? Many think it’s just sandbagging, as this Google search reveals.

Briatore: “Three teams are not legal”

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