2009 F1 testing: February 18th (update: pictures added)

Timo Glock testing for Toyota at Bahrain

Timo Glock testing for Toyota at Bahrain

Ferrari, Toyota and BMW head into their penultimate day of testing at Bahrain. There wasn’t much to choose between them yesterday, with the trio covered by just 0.4s. Felipe Massa takes over from Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari today.

Meanwhile back in Europe the remaining teams seem to have dropped their plans to test at Barcelona and instead use their remaining test days closer to the start of the season.

Today?s testing line-up

Ferrari – Felipe Massa
Toyota – Timo Glock
BMW – Nick Heidfeld

Sites with live laptime updates

http://f1today.nl/
http://www.sportlifepress.com/index.php?option=com_moderatedchat&chatid=8

If you find any more good sites for following testing lap times, please post details below.

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Pictures from today’s test

2009 F1 testing

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10 comments on 2009 F1 testing: February 18th (update: pictures added)

  1. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 18th February 2009, 13:24

    Heidfeld fastest so far today, but still 0.8s off Raikkonen’s best yesterday:

    1. Nick Heidfeldm BMW 1:32.993
    2. Timo Glock, Toyota 1:33.248 +0.255
    3. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 1:33.394 +0.401

    Meanwhile McLaren are testing at Kemble.

  2. S Hughes said on 18th February 2009, 13:25

    Keith, do you think McLaren are in trouble?

  3. S Hughes said on 18th February 2009, 16:05

    Thanks Becken Lima – is there any way of translating this?

  4. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 18th February 2009, 18:44

    Press release from BMW:

    February 16th – 19th 2009

    Week two / Day three – Wednesday

    Weather conditions: sunny and fairly windy all day

    Air temperature: 19 – 22 °C, track temperature: 20 – 29 °C

    Number of drivers participating: 3 from 3 teams

    Fastest lap overall: Timo Glock (Toyota) 1:32.492 min

    Circuit length: 5.412 km

    Nick Heidfeld
    Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.09-02 / BMW 86/9
    Test kilometres today: 444 (82 laps)
    Fastest lap: 1:32.993 min

    Programme:
    Today’s testing schedule comprised basic development work with the BMW Sauber F1.09. Nick Heidfeld tried different set-up solutions, did a couple of practice starts and evaluated tyre options. Whereas in the morning everything went according to plan, in the afternoon the car stopped twice on the track due to mechanical problems.

    “Obviously that cost us some track time,” Heidfeld said. “But despite this I managed to run for 444 kilometres and we made good progress with the development of the car. We are still learning the car and have already identified a few areas where we can make improvements.”

  5. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 18th February 2009, 19:05

    Apparently Ferrari had gearbox problems.

  6. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 18th February 2009, 19:09

    Final times for today:

    1. Timo Glock, Toyota – 1:32.492, 132 laps
    2. Felipe Massa, Ferrari – 1:32.917, 105 laps
    3. Nick Heidfeld, BMW – 1:32.993, 82 laps

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