2009 F1 testing notes: January 22nd (Update: new video and pictures added)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Robert Kubica put the BMW F1.09 through its paces at Valencia
Robert Kubica put the BMW F1.09 through its paces at Valencia

Testing for the 2009 F1 season continues at three different venues today in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Heikki Kovalainen and Kazuki Nakajima are among the drivers getting their first taste of 2009 F1 cars.

Ferrari and BMW are still testing on their own but yesterday we saw the first side-by-side test of 2009-specification cars in dry conditions. But will the good weather hold for the five teams in Portimao? Follow today’s F1 testing below.

Update: New high quality video from this week’s testing added plus pictures from all three of today’s tests.

Tracks, teams and drivers

Algarve Motor Park, Portimao, Portugal – McLaren (Heikki Kovalainen), Williams (Kazuki Nakajima), Toyota, Renault (Fernando Alonso) and Toro Rosso (Sebastien Buemi)
Mugello, Italy – Ferrari (Felipe Massa)
Circuito Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain – BMW (Robert Kubica)

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

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Yesterday Becken suggested F1Today.nl as a good source of live lap times. If you’ve got any other links for following testing please post them below.

Pictures from today’s F1 testing

New F1 test video

Toyday’s Portimao test may have been a wash-out but there’s some new video from the running at the Portuguese track earlier on this week:

And here’s some video of the (in)action at Portimao today:

See below for pictures and video from earlier F1 test sessions this year.

2009 F1 testing