2009 F1 testing: March 3rd (Update: pictures added)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The poor weather at Jerez is expected to remain
The poor weather at Jerez is expected to remain

More rain at Jerez yesterday meant Ferrari didn’t even bother sending Felipe Massa out on track.

Fernando Alonso joins the test today and Adrian Sutil will get his first run in the Force India VJM02. But will they get a reprieve from the rain?

Today’s testing line-up

Ferrari: Felipe Massa
BMW: Robert Kubica
Renault: Fernando Alonso
Toyota: Timo Glock
Williams: Nico Rosberg
Red Bull: Mark Webber
Force India: Adrian Sutil
McLaren: Heikki Kovalainen

Pictures from today’s test

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Further updates will be posted in the comments and any images or video from today’s testing will be added here.

2009 F1 testing

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  1. Toyota press release:

    Following yesterday’s rain, it was back to sunnier weather for Panasonic Toyota Racing and the seven other teams in action at Jerez today. The showers continued until shortly before the start of testing but the sun appeared soon afterwards. The tarmac took two hours to dry out but after that there was dry running for the rest of the day. Timo Glock spent the morning putting in a race simulation in the TF109. He completed the run without any problems in the changing conditions before moving on to set-up work, setting the day’s fastest lap during a late qualifying simulation. Jarno Trulli is scheduled to take over for the next two days.

    Timo Glock – Chassis TF109-03
    Best lap time: 1min 19.814s
    Position: 1st out of 8
    Total laps: 142
    “That was a productive day. This morning we were again a bit unlucky with the conditions, which made the race simulation quite tough. But it was useful to find out when to change to slick tyres and our pace wasn’t bad. Then we got some dry running for the rest of the day. We did a lot of set-up work and late on we did some shorter runs to make it through the programme. We’ve made it through a lot of miles over these two days and we’re making useful progress.”

    Pascal Vasselon, Senior General Manager Chassis
    “This morning’s race simulation went very well. We just had to manage very transient weather and track conditions which brought us from full wet conditions at the beginning to slicks in the course of our race. Still, we went from wet tyres to slicks at exactly the right time and Timo made it through without major difficulty. All in all it was fun, interesting and valuable mileage for the car in realistic race conditions. Because we were ahead with our schedule we spent the afternoon doing some set-up work.”

  2. Hi guys. I am new here, and i am italian.
    Just a question…On these latest two days of testing, and also the tests on Jerez 2 weeks ago, there are not any hight resolution pics of the RB 5, like above. Why? Does any ones know why?

    1. Actually I’ve just got some – refresh the page and you’ll see them.

  3. ok! perfect, thank you very much!

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