Testing, Day 3 Round-up

Yesterday, Ferrari and Toro Rosso finished their testing at the Mugello track in Italy. Felipe Massa was out on-track for Ferrari, focusing on testing some new mechanical parts. Scott Speed was out for Toro Rosso again however he was not at his best thanks to severe pains in his lower back Despite the pain, he managed to complete 74 laps of the track, working on some new aero components and evaluating several brake materials. Massa s best lap was a 1:20.194 with Speed over 3 seconds slower with a best time of 1:23.590.

Williams finished top of the timesheets in Jerez thanks to a storming few laps by Alex Wurz. Wurz was the only man on track who managed to put in a lap time of under 80 seconds with a best lap time of 1:19.962. This time was the second quickest of the week, just behind a time of 1:19.670, set by Lewis Hamilton s McLaren on the second day of testing.

A sunny track saw no great dramas. Robert Kubica finished the day less than a tenth of a second behind Wurz, with the McLaren of Pedro de la Rosa coming in in third. Barrichello had a better day, finishing fourth overall. Sebastien Buemi was at the wheel of the Red Bull again, completing 68 laps and finishing fifth, less than four tenths of a second slower than top-placed man Wurz.

Toyota s Jarno Trulli finished sixth, a good result considering he suffered from an oil leak in the morning and missed a substantial part of the early session. Heikki Kovalainen also had problems he suffered from some gearbox issues and then had to change his engine in the afternoon.

Unofficial times for testing at Jerez, Day 3

Pos  Driver        Team                    Time     Laps
 1.  Wurz          Williams-Toyota      1.19.962   86
 2.  Kubica        BMW-Sauber           1.20.004   92
 3.  de la Rosa    McLaren-Mercedes     1.20.220  111
 4.  Barrichello   Honda                1.20.250   86
 5.  Buemi         Red Bull-Renault     1.20.318   68
 6.  Trulli        Toyota               1.20.377   70
 7.  Kovalainen    Renault              1.20.828   64
 8.  Sato          Super Aguri-Honda    1.21.186  108

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