Archive for January 24th, 2008

Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen has finished fastest at the end of the day. there have been quite a few dramas on track today.

There was a spin caused by Lewis Hamilton, and a spin caused by Nelson Piquet Jnr.

Sebastian Bourdais caused 2 incidents aswell, and Giancarlo Fisichella’s force india car stopped on track, just before the end of the day.

Jenson Button still finished a low 16th, and didn’t improve much on his morning time.  It seems the RA108 is still not performing well.

Testing has now finished for this week at Valencia

The next F1 test sessions are as follows :

1st Feb – 3rd Feb: Barcelona
4th Feb – 6th Feb: Bahrain
9th Feb – 11th Feb: Bahrain
12th Feb – 14th Feb: Jerez
19th Feb – 21st Feb: Barcelona
25th Feb – 27th Feb: Barcelona

Final Times For Valencia Test :

Pos Driver Team Car Time Difference  Laps
1. K. Räikkönen Ferrari F2008 1:11.189   88
2. H. Kovalainen McLaren MP4-23 1:11.206 +0.017 89
3. F. Massa Ferrari F2008 1:11.831 +0.642 96
4. K. Nakajima Williams FW30 1:11.971 +0.782 107
5. L. Hamilton McLaren MP4-23 1:11.994 +0.805 84
6. R. Kubica BMW Sauber F1.08 1:12.095 +0.906 78
7. J. Trulli Toyota TF108 1:12.109 +0.920 95
8. S. Vettel Toro Rosso STR2 1:12.526 +1.337 105
9. N. Heidfeld BMW Sauber F1.07B 1:12.600 +1.411 39
10. T. Glock Toyota TF108 1:12.705 +1.516 62
11. G. Fisichella Force India F8-VII 1:12.949 +1.760 93
12. N. Piquet Jr. Renault R28 1:12.973 +1.784 89
13. S. Bourdais Toro Rosso STR2 1:13.060 +1.871 91
14. M. Webber Red Bull RB4 1:13.133 +1.944 15
15. N. Hülkenberg Williams FW29B 1:13.306 +2.117 74
16. J. Button Honda RA108 1:13.689 +2.500 76
17. T. Kogure Honda RA107 1:15.703 +4.514 25

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Jenson Button 

Jenson took his first drive of the new Honda RA108, this morning at the Valencia test.

Its not looking too good for Jenson at the moment. In the morning test session, he was only 16th fastest,  so far he has done 30 laps and is the same position as Barrichello at the end of Wednesday’s test day

Jenson’s  best time in the morning session was 1:13.993, but Kimi was fastest with a tiime of 1:11.189.  Kimi was 2.8 seconds faster than Jenson at the lunch break

Jenson still didn’t improve on his morning position. He still finished 16th at the end of the day, only improving his time by 0.30 seconds from his morning time.

Looks like Honda still have some work to do, to improve the car.

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