2009 F1 testing: March 9th (Update: pictures and video added)

Will the STR4 show as much promise as the RB5?

Will the STR4 show as much promise as the RB5?

As the start of the 2009 F1 season draws tantalisingly close, today sees the beginning of the final major test before the Australian Grand Prix.

Scuderia Toro Rosso will reveal their STR4 which we expect to be very similar to the Red Bull RB5, but with a Ferrari engine. And we’ll have our first chance to see all of the teams together, including the new Brawn GP outfit.

Today’s testing line-up

Today’s test is at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

Toyota – Jarno Trulli
Ferrari – Kimi Raikkonen
McLaren – Heikki Kovalainen
Brawn GP – Jenson Button
Red Bull – Mark Webber
Toro Rosso – Sebastien Bourdais
Williams – Kazuki Nakajima
Renault – Nelson Piquet Jnr
BMW – Nick Heidfeld
Force India – Adrian Sutil

Live timing

For live lap times check out F1today.nl, Sportlifepress, MSFree or TheF1 (various languages).

If you find any more good sites for following testing lap times, please post details below. Also keep an eye on BBC report Lee McKenzie’s Twitter account as she’ll be reporting from the test.

If you?ve got images or video to share you can upload them to the F1 Fanatic drop.io.

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

Pictures from today’s test

More pictures of the Scuderia Toro Rosso STR4 making its testing debut here

Video from today’s test

2009 F1 testing

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84 comments on 2009 F1 testing: March 9th (Update: pictures and video added)

  1. StrFerrari4Ever said on 9th March 2009, 20:06

    well very interesting to see BGP up there i know they couldve been doing a light fuel run but hey who knows could be right up there good first day for STR lets see what tommorow brings Mclaren imo i think are struggling a bit dont you think?

  2. Great job Keith! Well, what do you think mate? Brawn looked decent. That’s a good sign irrespective of how you feel about the Honda F1/Nick Fry/Ross Brawn buyout. Could we see a new bio picture of Keith with a Brawn GP hap on?

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 9th March 2009, 21:17

      Actually I should update that pic it’s three years old now…

      I think the really good news about the Brawn car was it kept going. I don’t think anyone expects them to be as fast as they looked once the racing starts, but if the car runs reliably then there’s always the chance they can grab some points.

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