Jerez - Non-stop work before the rain

4th March 2009
Jerez de la Frontera, 4th March 2009 - Kimi Raikkonen is back behind the wheel of the Ferrari F60 since this morning, on the fourth and penultimate day of testing for the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and seven other teams at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in southern Spain. In the morning the sky was grey, but the track still dry. As foreseen the rain started falling just before 1pm. Fortunately Kimi could drive several kilometres with the tyres for a dry track: 71 laps before the lunch break, while he drove his fastest lap in a time of 1.20.250. Later on Kimi worked on the endurance with several long stints: his first impressions of the car's behaviour were positive indeed, although there's still a lot of work to do. These are the lap times at 1pm: Alonso (Renault), 1.19.945 (48) Raikkonen (Ferrari), 1.20.250 (71) Heidfeld (BMW), 1.20.520 (41) Trulli (Toyota), 1.20.861 (52) Webber (Red Bull), 1.20.894 (59) Nakajima (Williams), 1.20.948 (46) Sutil (Force India), 1.21.476 (55) Hamilton (McLaren), 1.21.753 (8)