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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

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