2009 F1 testing: March 12th (update: pictures and video added)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Even the Force Indias have been giving the McLarens a run for their money
Even the Force Indias have been giving the McLarens a run for their money

It’s the final official test day at the Circuit de Catalunya before the 2009 F1 season gets started in Australia.

There’s a huge amount of speculation about what’s going on at McLaren. Compiling all the best times from the Barcelona test sees the MP4-24 down in 16th and 19th.

But what about the other teams? Who’s fastest, who’s reliable – and who’s not? Follow the final F1 testing day below.

Today’s testing line-up

It’s mostly the same line-up as yesterday but Rubens Barrichello takes over from Jenson Button in the Brawn GP car:

Toyota – Timo Glock
Ferrari – Felipe Massa
McLaren – Lewis Hamilton
Brawn GP – Rubens Barrichello
Red Bull – Sebastian Vettel
Toro Rosso – Sebastien Buemi
Williams – Nico Rosberg
Renault – Fernando Alonso
BMW – Robert Kubica
Force India – Adrian Sutil

Overall times so far

Here are each drivers best times from the three days of the test so far:

1 Jenson Button Brawn GP BGP001 1’19.’127
2 Felipe Massa Ferrari F60 1’20.168 +1.041
3 Robert Kubica BMW F1.09 1’20.217 +1.090
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari F60 1’20.314 +1.187
5 Nick Heidfeld BMW F1.09 1’20.338 +1.211
6 Timo Glock Toyota TF109 1’20.410 +1.283
7 Fernando Alonso Renault R29 1’20.863 +1.736
8 Kazuki Nakajima Williams FW31 1’20.907 +1.780
9 Jarno Trulli Toyota TF109 1’20.937 +1.810
10 Rubens Barrichello Brawn GP BGP001 1’20.966 +1.839
11 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull RB5 1’21.165 +2.038
12 Nico Rosberg Williams FW31 1’21.324 +2.197
13 Mark Webber Red Bull RB5 1’21.347 +2.220
14 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India VJM02 1’21.545 +2.418
15 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso STR4 1’21.569 +2.442
16 Lewis Hamilton McLaren MP4-24 1’21.657 +2.530
17 Nelson Piquet Jnr Renault R29 1’21.662 +2.535
18 Adrian Sutil Force India VJM02 1’21.834 +2.707
19 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren MP4-24 1’21.991 +2.864
20 Sebastien Bourdais Toro Rosso STR4 1’22.158 +3.031

Video from today’s test

Pictures from today’s test

Live timing

Try the following sites for live lap times (various languages):

Also keep an eye on BBC report Lee McKenzie’s Twitter account as she’ll be reporting from the test.

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

2009 F1 testing