De la Rosa fastest again as Algarve test concludes 18 Dec 2008
McLaren continued to dominate the timesheets as this weeks test at Portugals Algarve Motor Park concluded on Wednesday, with test driver Pedro de la Rosa outpacing the only other runner, Ferraris Luca Badoer.
With warm and sunny conditions at the circuit, De la Rosa was able to cover 74 laps on his way to posting a best time of 1m 28.993s. The Spaniard focused on the teams KERS preparations for 2009, refining the systems utilization under braking, whilst continuing to evaluate next seasons aero package.
Ferrari tester Badoer, meanwhile, completed 75 laps in the F2008 as he carried out an engine endurance test, evaluated parts for 2009 and worked on finding the cars best set-up for slick tyres. His quickest time was set in 1m 30.163s.
With the session at Portimao now over, both teams have completed their 2008 test programmes.
Unofficial Wednesday times from Portimao:
1. Pedro de la Rosa, McLaren, 1:28.993
2. Luca Badoer, Ferrari, 1:30.163