Raikkonen Fastest On Barcelona Test Day 2
Kimi Raikkonen stormed to the top of the timesheets on day 2 of testing in Barcelona, just a couple of weeks before the season start.
The Finnish driver was easily faster than second place man Kazuki Nakajima, although Raikkonen could only complete 55 laps after a KERS system problem, one of Ferrari’s first reliability problems over the recent tests.
Rubens Barrichello got behind the wheel of the Brawn GP BGP001 for the first time and after putting in 111 laps, the Brazilian found himself in 3rd place. That car is showing real promise.
Trulli followed in 4th, with a much better day from Webber in 5th and then Heidfeld in 6th.
Kovalainen was 9th for McLaren, lagging slightly behind the Renault of Alonso.
The Toro Rosso’s dream start with the new STR4 is not going too well, major problems with the car which means they need parts to be sent from the Faenza factory hampered running and saw their drivers propping up the table just a day after launch.
Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:20.314 55 2. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:20.907 66 3. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:20.966 111 4. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:21.182 121 5. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:21.347 66 6. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber (B) 1:21.615 127 7. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:21.834 82 8. Alonso Renault (B) 1:21.937 111 9. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:21.991 88 10. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:23.039 14 11. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) no time 6