Sidepodcast // All for F1 and F1 for all

F1Minute // Bitesize Formula One news

Vettel ahead for second day of Barcelona test // Red Bull top the times, as Sato closes in behind

Published by Christine

Vettel ahead for second day of Barcelona test
Vettel ahead for second day of Barcelona test audio waveform
00:01:00
Slow

Today is the 18th November 2008, and you’re listening to F1Minute.

Sebastian Vettel topped the timesheets at testing in Barcelona today, in his Red Bull. Yesterday’s leader Takuma Sato was close behind in second, with the other two Toro Rosso entrants Bourdais and Buemi settling in third and fourth. Gary Paffett in the McLaren was best of the rest with normal McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa in the Force India car. He ended the day last.

After seeing the potential 2009 BMW yesterday, tester Christian Klien has admitted that it’s not a nice looking car: “To me, for the moment, it’s the worst Formula One car I have ever seen. It just doesn’t fit together.” Kubica agreed that it looks a lot better from inside the cockpit.

Finally today, Bernie Ecclestone has resurfaced his idea of changing the current points system to a medal tally, to encourage drivers to fight for gold instead of settling for silver. He says that the FIA and teams are all for the idea.

That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.