Now the run-up to the 2009 F1 season really gets under way, with major tests on three of the next four weeks. After the launch of Red Bull’s RB5 yesterday there are now seven new F1 cars in action.
The first of those starts today with F1 teams running in Jerez and Bahrain. Follow today’s F1 testing below.
Who’s testing where
Bahrain International Circuit
Ferrari and Toyota are continuing their practice from past years of heading out of Europe to do their F1 testing. BMW will be joining them too in reaping the benefits of what should be a warmer, drier climate. And with fewer cars on track, less chance of red flags interrupting the running.
Felipe Massa will begin testing for Ferrari and do the first two day’s running before Kimi Raikkonen takes over. According to the team the F60 will be running with revised front and rear wings.
Most of the remaining teams are at the former F1 venue of Jerez. They include Red Bull, McLaren, Williams, Toro Rosso and Renault.
Mark Webber is supposed to be driving the RB5 for the first time tomorrow (Wednesday 11th), but still seemed to be limping at the new car’s launch yesterday.
Follow testing here as it happens
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Video from today’s test
Pictures from today’s test
Images (C) Ferrari spa
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