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
This entry was posted on March 16, 2009 by f1fanatics. It was filed under Brawn GP, F1 News, F1 Testing, McLaren, Renault, Williams and was tagged with Brawn GP, Fernando Alonso, Hamilton, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Rubens Barrichello.