Today marked the end of a long test session at the Sakhir, Bahrain circuit, that involved nine Formula 1 teams over six days, preparing for the World Championship that gets underway on 18th March in Melbourne, Australia.
Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa, both ran with a new 056 engine today, completing all the F2007 development programme which the team had defined prior to arriving in Bahrain.
Felipe finished his work even before the lunch break, which meant that, in the final part of the day, Kimi was able to go back to using the aerodynamic package that he had already tried on Tuesday. Both drivers worked mainly on finding the best set-up for the car.
The day in figures is as follows: 45 laps for Felipe (best time 1:29.989) and 77 for Kimi (1:30.534.)
With winter testing now over, the Scuderia will be concentrating on preparing for the trip to Australia: on Thursday 8th March at Fiorano, Luca Badoer will carry out the shakedown of the cars that will take part in the first Grand Prix of the year.
Circuit: Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir - 5.412 km
Drivers: Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen
Weather: air temperature 21/27 °C, track temperature 24/38 °C. Clear skies.