Jerez Testing – Day 3 Round-up

Robert Kubica made full use of his test on slicks, topping the timesheets on Day 3 of testing at Jerez. The BMW driver finished the day ahead of the McLaren of Lewis Hamilton who was using the standard grooved tyres. Felipe Massa finished in third on grooved tyres with the remaining seven drivers in the top ten using slick tyres.

Possibly the most interesting result was that of Michael Schumacher who took over testing duties from Kimi Raikkonen and finished the day in eighth place half a second down on Felipe Massa s time.

The day was, once again, marred by red flags with four drivers causing the flags to be waved Sebastien Vettel and Takuma Sato both had minor off-track excursions. Ralf Schumacher battered his hopes of a race-seat in Formula 1 next season in the morning, a mechanical problem saw him stop on track. Then, just before lunchtime, he crashed into the barrier at Turn 9 and it didn t end there. He went off in exactly the same place later in the afternoon and finished the day bottom of the timesheets.

The last red flag was caused by Nakajima in the Williams when his car stopped on track, leaking oil.

Unofficial Times from Day 3 of Testing (6 December 2007)

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Kubica BMW-Sauber 1:19.157 87
2. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.331 64
3. Massa Ferrari 1:19.333 68
4. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:19.605 63
5. Glock Toyota 1:19.687 40
6. de la Rosa McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.787 75
7. Piquet Renault 1:19.834 90
8. M.Schumacher Ferrari 1:19.885 67
9. Barrichello Honda 1:19.905 89
10. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber 1:20.125 87
11. Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:20.301 65
12. Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.339 56
13. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.507 55
14. Trulli Toyota 1:20.775 99
15. Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:20.802 39
16. Filippi Super Aguri-Honda 1:20.915 83
17. Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1:21.055 62
18. Sato Super Aguri-Honda 1:21.093 79
19. Liuzzi Force India-Ferrari 1:21.194 76
20. R.Schumacher Force India-Ferrari 1:21.853 71