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Massa Takes New Ferrari F60 For Shakedown

Felipe Massa has taken to the track this morning in Ferrari’s brand new 2009 car, the F60.

The aim of the morning was to give the new piece of kit a shakedown before proper testing starts in ernest.

The Brazilian admitted he was very excited and happy to get his hands on the 2009 machine and completed a few laps between 10:30 and 11:00am at the Mugello circuit.

Stefano Domenicali, Felipe Massa and Luca Baldiseri

Stefano Domenicali, Felipe Massa and Luca Baldiseri

Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen

Massa clambers into the F60

Massa clambers into the F60

Out of the garage

Out of the garage

On track

On track

On track

On track


Vettel Fastest On Final Day of Barca Test

Sebastian Vettel was once again fastest on the final day of testing in Barcelona.

The young German was comfortably quickest ahead of Bourdais and Buemi in the Scuderia Toro Rosso’s.

Gary Paffett was 4th for McLaren, he had a KERS device onboard, as did Christian Klien who was 6th.

Jenson Button was high in 5th for Honda, Senna down in 8th completing his first test of an F1 car.

“Driving a Formula One car is really, really nice. And I was enjoying myself more and more each lap. Pushing harder and harder makes you find the edge and when the laptime comes from your effort that’s pretty good.” Senna commented after his test.

He added: “I’m happy. As I said, there was not a lot of pressure on me being matching Jenson or being super close to Jenson. They wanted to see what kind of information I could provide and if I was consistent and if I was quick on my own. I think I ticked all those boxes. I have to see how highly I have ticked those boxes but that’s all I could do in my first day.”

Badoer was 11th for Ferrari, but he was not speed testing, emerly testing the reliability of new products.

The Force India’s propped up the table.

Pos  Driver      Team                      Time      Laps
 1.  Vettel      Red Bull-Renault     (B)  1:19.295  75
 2.  Bourdais    Toro Rosso-Ferrari   (B)  1:19.839  122
 3.  Buemi       Toro Rosso-Ferrari   (B)  1:20.154  115
 4.  Paffett     McLaren-Mercedes     (B)  1:21.140  81
 5.  Button      Honda                (B)  1:21.387  94
 6.  Klien       BMW Sauber           (B)  1:21.534  88
 7.  Heidfeld    BMW Sauber           (B)  1:21.592  106
 8.  Senna       Honda                (B)  1:21.676  107
 9.  Piquet      Renault              (B)  1:22.148  94
10.  Hulkenberg  Williams-Toyota      (B)  1:22.410  52
11.  Badoer      Ferrari              (B)  1:22.866  120
12.  Fisichella  Force India-Ferrari  (B)  1:23.086  93
13.  de la Rosa  Force India-Ferrari  (B)  1:23.103  88

Bruno Senna testing for Honda

Bruno Senna testing for Honda

Gary Paffett running KERS and Slicks in the 2008 spec McLaren

Gary Paffett running KERS and Slicks in the 2008 spec McLaren

Giancarlo Fisichella

Giancarlo Fisichella

Hondas 2009 front wing detail

Honda's 2009 front wing detail

2009 BMW Sauber

2009 BMW Sauber being driven by Nick Heidfeld

Luca Badoer put new parts through serious mileage in the Ferrari

Luca Badoer put new parts through serious mileage in the Ferrari


Barcelona Testing 1st Day – MORNING REPORT

The morning in Barcelona hearalded a new era of Formula One, and BMW Sauber alongside Williams have brought out their 2009 specification cars.  Takuma Sato is testing for Scuderia Toro Rosso,  in an attempt to get his seat.  Luca Badoer is testing 2 different Ferrari’s, one in 09 spec and another in 08 spec with slicks.  McLaren are slick tyre testing.  Red Bull Racing are testing Sebastian Loeb.

FULL REPORT THIS EVENING WITH TIMES.

PHOTOS OF 2009 SPECIFICATION CARS

BMW Sauber

BMW Sauber

BMW Sauber

BMW Sauber

BMW Sauber Front Wing Close-Up

BMW Sauber Front Wing Close-Up

Williams

Williams

Williams

Williams

Photos, timesheets and report to all come tonight.


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