Today is the 4th December 2007, I’m Christine from Sidepodcast and this is F1Minute.
Testing in Jerez kicked off today, with slick tyres being used for the first time in almost a decade. Heidfeld topped the timesheets in the BMW, with Honda’s Jenson Button just a tenth of a second behind him. Räikkönen returned to the car for the first time since Brazil and finished fourth behind de la Rosa in the McLaren.
Giancarlo Fisichella was taking his turn in the Force India car, but had a bad start with a bit of a spin. No damage was done and he finished the day in 14th. Timo Glock, in his Toyota debut, finished just ahead of him in 13th.
Some new names and faces included Nico Hülkenberg in the Williams, whilst Marko Asmer and Javier Villa ran just over 50 laps each for BMW in the hopes of grabbing the test driver role for the team.
Mark Webber finished 8th for Red Bull, having also reinforced his belief that moving from Williams was a good decision. He says he’s enjoying his driving again, and despite the lack of results at Red Bull, he’s happy with his form and believes they are the best team he has driven for.
That’s all for today, please join me tomorrow for another F1Minute.
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References Jenson Button, Mark Webber, Nico Hülkenberg, Timo Glock
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