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Alonso Fastest In Jerez Test Day 2

Fernando Alonso was fastest during the final test before the start of the F1 season in Jerez.

The Spaniard put in over 100 laps to power ahead of the Brawn GP cars who have been incredibly impressive since their birth just a couple of weeks ago.

“I’m happy with the day as we did more than a 100 laps which was our target for my final day of winter testing,” said Alonso.

“This has been the first time we have run on a really hot track and the information we have from today will be very useful for the first few races, which are usually very hot.”

Rubens Barrichello was punted down to second place after topping the sheets on day 1.  It was the first time Barrichello’s name had been atop of a timesheet for a significant time, most likely since he left Ferrari.

Jenson Button took over duties in the afternoon for Brawn but only managed 12 laps when his car stopped out on track.  He was still third.

Lewis Hamilton managed 4th place, the McLaren looking a little faster but still lagging behind its rivals.

Nico Rosberg was 5th and last for Williams on the day they announced that the skate fins project had been abaondoned amid safety concerns.

Pos  Driver        Team                      Time     Laps
 1.  Alonso        Renault              (B)  1:18.343  103
 2.  Barrichello   Brawn-Mercedes       (B)  1:18.398   62
 3.  Button        Brawn-Mercedes       (B)  1:18.892   12
 4.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes     (B)  1:19.513   85
 5.  Rosberg       Williams-Toyota      (B)  1:19.783  123
Fernando Alonso was fastest

Fernando Alonso was fastest

Rubens continues his good form

Rubens continues his good form

Hamilton and McLaren still struggling

Hamilton and McLaren still struggling

Williams drop the Skate-Fins from the FW31

Williams drop the "Skate-Fins" from the FW31

Device on the McLaren MP4-24 diffuser

Device on the McLaren MP4-24 diffuser

Rear detail of the BGP001.  Featuring new BrawnGP logo, no sponsors as yet...

Rear detail of the BGP001. Featuring new BrawnGP logo, no sponsors as yet...

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3 responses

  1. Neat splashed together test rig on the back of the Mclaren’s diffusor,, is that where all the issues are?

    March 17, 2009 at 12:19 am

  2. Brawn GP Will Definitely be a biggest surpurise package
    I have very less expectations from renault and william
    And i have no expectation from McLaren

    March 17, 2009 at 10:16 am

  3. Ameya

    I think this is the year of Alonso. He is going to kill competition. Only thing to be seen is how good the ING Renault team has coped with the new rules.

    After all he is the most complete package in the driving seat among the current drivers, to which his critics also agree…

    What do you say???

    March 25, 2009 at 10:09 am

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