The day 2 in Barcelona felt a bit like deja vu. First either Adrian Newey did some freelancing for Renault, or Red Bull showed some aero love to their engine supplier, or Renault simply copied what they have seen in the next garage. Well, I though that the Renault car can’t get any more ugly that it already was. I was wrong apparently .
It looks like in Honda they not only decided not to do much upgrading this year. They took it one step further, they are going retro . The Dumbo ears back almost exactly a year after their premiere in Barcelona in 2007. Honda never used them in a race, but at least we had some Dumbo jokes :-) …
The only other obvious new develpment I spotted on Tuesday was what looks like a new front wing for Ferrari.
Let’s see what today will bring besides Michael Schumacher … Toro Rosso are to test their new car so we may see yet another ugly fin covering the F1 engine …
For an in-depth report on all that has been tested in Barcelona so far I recommend checking out the comment from Kotenok below the previous post.
Just for the record, below are the times from day 2 of Barcelona tests. But as teams are testing very different packages, the times are of no significance. But it has been a while since Barrichello and Fisichella were on top of the timesheets.
1. R. Barrichello – Honda – 1:18.928
2. G. Fisichella – Force India – 1:19.721
3. F. Massa – Ferrari – 1:20.283
4. D. Coulthard – Red Bull – 1:20.392
5. L. Hamilton – McLaren – 1:20.452
6. F. Alonso – Renault – 1:20.616
7. N. Rosberg – Williams – 1:20.800
8. T. Glock – Toyota – 1:20.870
9. N. Heidfeld – BMW – 1:20.981