Video: F1 testing at Barcelona (part 3)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault, Barcelona, 2008 pre-season testing | GEPA / Red BullHere are two more videos of the recent Formula 1 tests, covering the session most of the teams attended last week at the Circuit de Catalunya.

It includes footage of Red Bull’s unusual new rear engine cover design as well as a couple of the drivers making mistakes and going off.

The first video shows Fernando Alonso getting into his Renault and leaving the pits. There are several cars going through W???rth including Mark Webber in the Red Bull with its unusual extended engine fin, and David Coulthard without one. Heikki Kovalainen arrives at the corner and is briefly delayed by a Toro Rosso.

Then the action switches to the Seat corner, where Rubens Barrichello drags his Honda out of the gravel, and Kovalainen kicks the rear end of the McLaren out.

The sequence ends with close-ups of Lewis Hamilton in his garage.

The second video starts at the fiddly chicane that was installed before last year’s race.

This sequence includes some shots of the crowd, mostly shouting support to Alonso and reacting to some encouragement from the Renault team. There isn’t any footage of the taunting that led to the row over racism (at least if there is I can’t understand it because it’s all in Spanish!)

Some of the later footage appears to have been edited and narrated for broadcast in Spain, and shows Hamilton gets his McLaren crossed up at the chicane and Alonso locks his brakes at turn one.

There’s interview with Alonso (Spanish), Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, all either in Spanish or dubbed into Spanish. Lastly there are some shots of BMW’s unusual nose wing arrangement and Jenson Button in the new Honda.

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