Barcelona - Together for the first time

9th March 2009
Barcelona, 9th March 2009 - The tests at Barcelona - the last for the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, BMW and Toyota, the penultimate for all the other teams before the first race of the season at Melbourne – are a real premiere. For the first time this year all the ten teams, participating in the Formula 1 Championships, are on the track at the same time during this test session: this morning it was the debut of the new Toro Rosso single-seater, powered by a Ferrari engine, and the brand-new Brawn GP. For the Team from Maranello Kimi Raikkonen sits behind the F60's wheel. The Finnish driver started working on the car's development, in particular looking for the perfect setup. Just 25 laps before the lunch break, due to several stops, because the Team had to carry out checks of the car's underbody. The lap times aren't very expressive, because the F60 was out for just one lap on the regular tyres. Kimi, with 1.22.869, was only faster than the slowest man on the track, almost two seconds slower than Jenson Button (1.21.140) with the new car, sporting the name of the Scuderia's former technical director.