Pre-season testing not quite over 05 Mar 2007
Last weeks sessions in Bahrain and Spain may have been the final multi-team tests before the Australian Grand Prix, but that doesnt mean we wont see cars on track again before Melbourne. Several teams are planning last-minute solo outings to shakedown new chassis or to make vital, eleventh-hour modifications.
Red Bull and Toyota both had their fair share of problems in Sakhir and both will be testing again this week. Red Bull will spend two days at Magny-Cours in France, where they will run their new Melbourne-spec aero package, while Toyota will be at the Jerez circuit in Spain.
Ferrari and Toro Rosso will be staying closer to home, the Italian teams heading to Fiorano and Mugello respectively. Ferrari tester Luca Badoer will shakedown the F2007s that will be used at Albert Park, while Toro Rosso will utilise their session to bed in their second STR2 race car.
And in the UK, Spyker will have test driver Markus Winkelhock at the wheel at Silverstone. The German will be charged with shaking down a third F8-VII ahead of the Ferrari-powered cars imminent race debut.
The next multi-team test session will take place at Kuala Lumpurs Sepang circuit on March 27-30, just prior to the Malaysian Grand Prix at the track on April 8.