Valencia Testing: Day 1 Round-up

F2008Ferrari dominated Tuesday s test session at Valencia, with Felipe Massa eventually ending the day at the top of the timesheets over half a second clear of his team-mate.

The Williams FW30 was the surprise of the day, impressing people around the paddock with it s pace with Nico Rosberg finishing the day with the third quickest time, two tenths of a second ahead of both McLaren s of Heikki Kovalainen and Pedro de la Rosa.

Toyota s new car disappointed, with both Trulli and Glock down the bottom of the timesheets. The team are currently testing some aerodynamics and small changes within the car and are hoping to make significant improvements before the start of the season.

The day saw four red flags. Two were caused by Nick Heidfeld when first, he stopped on the track, and then later went off-track. Felipe Massa caused one red flag when he ran out of fuel, and Alonso broke down towards the end of the session, causing the final red flag.

Day 1 Unofficial Testing Times (Valencia: 22/01/2008)

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Massa Ferrari 1:12.182 97 *
2. Raikkonen Ferrari 1:12.721 100 *
3. Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:12.838 80 *
4. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.026 100 *
5. de la Rosa McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.163 107 *
6. Alonso Renault 1:13.316 133 *
7. Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:13.473 89
8. Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:13.627 86
9. Asmer BMW-Sauber 1:13.669 44
10. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:13.675 73
11. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber 1:13.779 80 *
12. Trulli Toyota 1:13.820 69 *
13. Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1:13.944 70 *
14. Glock Toyota 1:14.095 76 *
15. Liuzzi Force India-Ferrari 1:15.095 64
16. Wurz Honda 1:15.440 49

* = 2008 car