Vettel Tops Times On Day 2 In Barca
Sebastian Vettel started his Red Bull Racing career in perfect fashion, topping the times at today’s Barcelona test despite a major brake fire earlier in the day.
The young German led a Red Bull lock out in the top 4 spots, with Sato in 2nd, Bourdais 3rd and Buemi 4th. Those 3 drivers are fighting for the two seats in the Scuderia Toro Rosso team, and it must be said Sato is doing a terrific job.
Ferrari were lower down the times but they mainly focussed on reliability tests today, and are stripping the 2008 cars of aerodynamics for simulation work.
Pedro de La Rosa took to the track in a Force India, and despite being last, rumour is still circulating that he is going to take one of the two seats at the team for 2009.
Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:19.751 70 2. Sato Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:20.017 79 3. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:20.034 48 4. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:20.223 99 5. Paffett McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:21.340 31 6. Kubica BMW-Sauber (B) 1:21.521 76 7. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:21.525 113 8. Button Honda (B) 1:21.770 110 9. Sutil Force India-Ferrari (B) 1:22.073 58 10. di Grassi Honda (B) 1:22.283 110 11. Piquet Renault (B) 1:22.348 85 12. Badoer Ferrari (B) 1:22.425 127 13. Gene Ferrari (B) 1:22.772 31 14. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber (B) 1:22.945 81 15. van der Garde Renault (B) 1:23.250 37 16. de la Rosa Force India-Ferrari (B) 1:23.499 86
This entry was posted on November 18, 2008 by f1fanatics. It was filed under BMW Sauber, F1 News, F1 Testing, Ferrari, Force India, Honda, McLaren, Renault, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Williams and was tagged with 2009 F1 Cars, 2009 F1 Testing, Barcelona Testing, Christian Klien, Gary Paffett, Giedo van der Garde, Jenson Button, Luca Badoer, Lucas Di Grassi, Marc Gene, Nelson Piquet, Nico Rosberg, Pedro De La Rosa, Robert Kubica, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastien Bourdais, Sebastien Buemi, Takuma Sato.