Sets the fastest pace on Monday
Felipe Massa is continuing his current high after setting the fastest lap at circuit de Catalunya on Monday. The lap was clocked at 1:18,339, which was a time three seconds faster than Alex Wurz testing his Honda. In fact, no one else came close to this stunning time of Massa, causing a few eyebrows to raise. The team Scuderia is running a new radical front wing.
Ferrari’s main title rival of the moment McLaren saw their tester Pedro de la Rosa come in third, with Nick Heidfeld of BMW hitting fourth spot. The Renault of Piquet jr was fifth, while David Coulthard was the sixth man on the grid.
Slick tyres, which are returning to F1, have also been out there for the picking in preparation for their comeback. There’s been a lot of spinning out of the track on Monday and the session had to be stopped a few times as a result.