Spa Testing – Day 3 Round-up

Kimi Raikkonen has kept Ferrari top of the testing timesheets at Spa-Francorchamps, keeping his team ahead of the McLarens.

Once again, the track endured a mix of weather, meaning the teams had to change their setups throughout the day. The Finnish driver ended the day two tenths ahead of Robert Kubica in the BMW-Sauber car, and nearly four-tenths of a second quicker that Fernando Alonso s McLaren.

Just like the previous days, there were plenty of red flags waved. The first was for Fisichella. Webber then went off the track, causing the second red flag, with Christian Klien stopping on track late in the day. Klien was making his debut for Spyker as the Dutch team evaluated his performance with a view to offering him a deal to replace the ousted Christijan Albers.

Sebastien Bourdais completed his second day behind the wheel of the Toro Rosso. Bourdais has performed well at the tests and many believe that the team will offer him a race seat next season.

Unofficial Times for Day 3 of testing at Spa

1.  Raikkonen     Ferrari               1:47.042   69
 2.  Kubica        BMW-Sauber            1:47.265   78
 3.  Alonso        McLaren-Mercedes      1:47.645   75
 4.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault      1:47.699   44
 5.  Fisichella    Renault               1:47.724   76
 6.  Wurz          Williams-Toyota       1:48.437   76
 7.  Trulli        Toyota                1:48.491   76
 8.  Bourdais      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1:48.585   91
 9.  Sato          Super Aguri-Honda     1:48.610   99
10.  Barrichello   Honda                 1:48.704   81
11.  Klien         Spyker-Ferrari        1:49.119   63