2009 F1 testing notes: January 21st (Update: video and pictures added)

Massa tested the Ferrari F60 at Mugello. More pictures from today's test below

Massa tested the Ferrari F60 at Mugello. More pictures from today's test below

Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso are among the F1 drivers testing today.

See below for more information on today’s F1 tests and share your thoughts on testing as it progresses throughout the day.

Update: Video and pictures from today’s test added.

Tracks, teams and drivers

Algarve Motor Park, Portimao, Portugal – McLaren (Lewis Hamilton), Williams, Toyota, Renault (Fernando Alonso) and Toro Rosso (Sebastien Buemi)
Mugello, Italy – Ferrari (Felipe Massa)
Circuito Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain – BMW

All the teams except Toro Rosso will be using their 2009-specification cars.

You can post pictures, video and more on the F1 Fanatic drop.io and add links in the comments below. You can also share videos with me via my Youtube account.

Pictures from today’s F1 test

Video from today’s F1 test

2009 F1 testing

Image copyright: Toro Rosso – Getty Images; BMW – BMW ag; Ferrari – Ferrari spa; Toyota – Toyota F1 World

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31 comments on 2009 F1 testing notes: January 21st (Update: video and pictures added)

  1. Melanie said on 22nd January 2009, 1:47

    Ferrari info

    Today, it was Felipe Massa’s turn to take to the track, continuing with development work on the new Ferrari F60, begun by Kimi Raikkonen over the past couple of days.

    The weather was slightly better than on previous days, but the track remained damp throughout, preventing the use of slick tyres. In total, Felipe completed 104 laps, the quickest in a time of 1.33.353.

    Chris Dyer: “We have run over 500KM without a single problem, we are taking the first steps and so far everything works. Felipe has been testing the KERS for most of the day and it seems to work, the only blot on the copybook is that we haven’t been able to run with dry tyres yet.”

  2. Great Massa rain shot, nice one Keith.

  3. If the problem in the rain continues, perhaps they could rescind the blanket warmer ban, at least for wet conditions?

  4. With the times posted, I suppose Williams is already in good terms with the regulation changes. I believe they looked the same in last year’s winter testing as well, but didn’t deliver when it mattered :( I’m expecting them to be in contention this year, but for now I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  5. Thanks for the link Becken! The pics were nice, few things I’ve noted
    1) Alonso running off-track, early on a turn
    2) Williams have tried shark fin engine cover too (and it suits them better then Renault :) )
    3) Toyota were also running the shark fin engine cover

  6. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 22nd January 2009, 9:17

    Testing coverage continues here: 2009 F1 testing notes: January 22nd

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