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Brawn Continues Good Form At Jerez

Brawn GP have maintained their good form into one of the last tests before the F1 circus packs up and heads for the first race in Australia.

Today it was Brazilian, Rubens Barrichello who topped the timesheet of just 3 cars with a highly respectable 1.19 lap time.

With Brawn’s fantastic performance over the past week, they have been grabbing headlines globally and it has been hinted at that the pace shown from the BGP001 is totally genuine.  Ferrari’s Felipe Massa claimed that the biggest threat now came from the Brackley based team.

Fernando Alonso was second, but he had a heavy crash in the morning.  Alonso admitted that this was driver error.

“Unfortunately I made a mistake this morning which was a shame as we lost a lot of track time, but sometimes this happens in testing when you are looking for the limits of the car,” he said.

Nico Hulkenberg stepped into the Williams after testing for his new GP2 team ART GP this week, but was 3rd and last lagging 2 tenths behind the Renault.

Pos  Driver        Team                      Time      Laps
 1.  Barrichello   Brawn-Mercedes       (B)  1:19.236  102
 2.  Alonso        Renault              (B)  1:19.819  40
 3.  Hulkenberg    Williams-Toyota      (B)  1:20.013  69


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