Valencia Testing – Day 3 Round-up

On the final day of testing at Valencia, it was the two Finnish drivers of Kimi Raikkonen and Heikki Kovalainen who battled for top spot a place that was eventually claimed by the more experienced Raikkonen by just under 0.02 seconds. Felipe Massa rounded out the top three over 0.6 seconds behind his team-mate.

Williams have continued to impress with newcomer Kazuki Nakajima managing to outpace the McLaren of Lewis Hamilton. BMW are continue to struggle a little, with Kubica managing to finish in sixth place. The team are confident that they have found some areas for improvement and will be able to give their drivers a better balanced car before the next test session at Barcelona.

Red Bull Racing s Mark Webber was only able to complete 15 laps before having to stop after contact with a kerb, the team discovered that his RB4 s monocoque had been damaged.

Testing times from Valencia (January 24)

Pos  Driver        Team                   Time     Laps
 1.  Raikkonen     Ferrari                1.11.189   88 *
 2.  Kovalainen    McLaren-Mercedes       1.11.206   89 *
 3.  Massa         Ferrari                1.11.831   96 *
 4.  Nakajima      Williams-Toyota        1.11.971  116 *
 5.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes       1.11.994   84 *
 6.  Kubica        BMW-Sauber             1.12.095   86 *
 7.  Trulli        Toyota                 1.12.109   96 *
 8.  Vettel        Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1.12.526  113
 9.  Heidfeld      BMW-Sauber             1.12.600   39
10.  Glock         Toyota                 1.12.705   68 *
11.  Fisichella    Force India-Ferrari    1.12.949   93
12.  Piquet        Renault                1.12.973   89 *
13.  Bourdais      Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1.13.060   95
14.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault       1.13.133   15 *
15.  Hulkenberg    Williams-Toyota        1.13.306   74
16.  Button        Honda                  1.13.689   80 *
17.  Kogure        Honda                  1.15.703   25