Thursday, 29 March 2007

Formula One Testing: Sepang 2007

By Dr Long

In the run up to Malaysian F1 GP slated for 6th, 7th and 8th April 2007, all F1 teams, except Spyker Ferrari, were witnessed testing at Malaysia’s Sepang F1 Circuit from 27th to 29th March 2007.

On the 2nd day of testing, Ferrari clocked the fastest lap with none other than Kimi Raikkonen helming the scarlet red car in at 1:35.258. William’s Alexander Wurz was second fastest in 1:35.702 while David Coulthard was third quickest with Red Bull Racing in 1:35.712.

Team Honda Racing troubles – primarily a rather uncompetitive car this season - are far from over when Rubens Barichello blew an engine during the morning session.

From these test sessions timings, it looks like Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and BMW Sauber are going to have to play catch-up to the prancing horses on race day come 8th April 2007.

This first-ever official testing in Sepang is into its last day today.

Update: Formula One testing at Sepang was extended by another day to 30th March 2007, upon collective request of all F1 teams on testing.

1 comment:

BMW.Toyota said...

Great promotion. I was there and could see fans enjoying themselves even though it is just testing. For those who could not afford the tickets for the race proper, this free-for-all entrance is a must. I know I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.