Thursday, September 20, 2007

McLaren fastest in Jerez testing

McLaren's de la Rosa appeared to put the Spygate controversy behind him as he emerged the fastest in the second day of testing in Jerez. The times from the testing were as follows:

Unofficial Wednesday times from Jerez:
1. Pedro de la Rosa, McLaren, 1:19.267
2. Mark Webber, Red Bull, 1:19.947
3. Luca Badoer, Ferrari, 1:20.249
4. Nick Heidfeld, BMW Sauber, 1:20.318
5. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Toro Rosso, 1:20.624
6. Jenson Button, Honda, 1:20.804
7. Nelson Piquet Jr, Renault, 1:21.101
8. Ralf Schumacher, Toyota, 1:21.608
9. Nico Rosberg, Williams, 1:22.863
10. Sebastian Vettel, Toro Rosso, no time

Quite surprising that the McLaren was a full one second faster than Badoer's Ferrari. Will be interesting to watch the tactics and that the teams follow for the last 3 races. Kimi's one stopper at Monza really showed that the teams (at least Ferrari) are not averse to trying out new stuff.

Meanwhile, FIA released the transcripts of the 26 July and 13 September McLaren hearings. You can read them here.

1 comment:

sumit said...

well ... the lesser said about what ferrari demonstrated at monza the better. For example how kimi demonstrated that he can't keep lewis behind for even 1 lap!

The whole 1 stop strategy came to a naught right then!