Jerez Testing – Day 1 Round-up

Ferrari F2008
Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa have thrown down the gauntlet and dominated the first day of testing at Jerez. De la Rosa came in third in the new McLaren MP4-23, with Sebastien Vettel fourth in his Toro Rosso, and the second McLaren of Heikki Kovalainen finishing in fifth spot.

McLaren decided to only run in the morning because of wet conditions on-track. The track dried out early afternoon and all teams except BMW were seen testing. The session was marred by red flags Massa, Vettel, Bourdais and Nakajima all caused one red flag each, with Piquet Jr and Glock managing to cause two red flags apiece.

Unofficial Times for Testing at Jerez, Day 1 (14/01/2008)

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Raikkonen Ferrari 1:19.846 59 *
2. Massa Ferrari 1:20.123 42 *
3. de la Rosa McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.548 54 *
4. Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.732 40
5. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.936 48 *
6. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.997 47
7. Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:21.143 47
8. Trulli Toyota 1:21.314 84 *
9. Piquet Renault 1:21.696 41
10. Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1:21.746 49
11. Liuzzi Force India-Ferrari 1:23.035 44
12. Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:23.134 42
13. Glock Toyota 1:24.351 56
14. Rossiter Super Aguri-Honda 1:34.862 10

* = 2008 car