Welcome to F1Minute, it’s the 11th March.
Brawn GP led the way in testing today, with Button behind the wheel. There’s speculation that the car’s good performance is due to an abundance of low-fuel runs, but Ross Brawn isn’t surprised by the low times. He says: “It’s 15 months of work. We said that we were sacrificing last year to concentrate on this car, and what you see is what we said we would do.” Button led Massa in the Ferrari, who suffered a hydraulic problem that stopped him out on track, whilst Kubica was third in the BMW.
McLaren once again found themselves at the wrong end of the timesheets, with Hamilton both last and completing the smallest number of laps at 82. He also ran off track at one point, slightly damaging the car after contact with the barrier. However, Ron Dennis has denied the team have a problem, and suggests that testing isn’t where it matters. He said: “The objective is to go to Australia and be the most competitive car there, not to come out of every single test at the top of the timesheets.”
That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.
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