This is F1Minute and it’s the 21st February 2011.
The four-day test in Barcelona came to a close today, with Felipe Massa posting the fastest time. Over the course of the test, Red Bull led with Sebastian Vettel on top for the first two days, Nico Rosberg topped the timesheets on day three, and Massa today.
Lotus had to close up shop early today as Jarno Trulli suffered a car failure out on track which resulted in a heavy crash. The car was recovered to the garage but Lotus didn’t have the parts to fix it up, so their running was brought to a halt mid-morning. He finished the day at the bottom of the times.
Toro Rosso have had a good test, with Jaime Alguersuari third and then second on the first two days. Sébastien Buemi took over on day three and was ninth yesterday, but improved to third for this final day.
We also saw some new names out on track. Hispania hosted former Midland F1 test driver Giorgio Mondini, whilst Lotus gave Angolan driver Ricardo Teixeira a seat on Saturday - but he finished up last.
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References Felipe Massa, Jaime Alguersuari, Jarno Trulli, Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel
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