Kimi Raikkonen’s pre-season woe persisted on Wednesday when the Finn spent much of his test day in the red shod garage.
‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’ reports that at Jerez the 27-year-old’s new ‘F2007’ Ferrari broke down on the circuit with a failed engine at 1.30pm, as his teammate Felipe Massa returned from a bout of ‘flu and topped the times.
Mark Webber’s Red Bull also ground to a halt, as did the MP4-22 occupied by world champion Fernando Alonso after a loss of oil pressure, and the red flags also waved for Ralf Schumacher’s broken gearbox.
It was a mostly sunny day in the south of Spain but a few drops of rain fell late in the afternoon. After Thursday’s final day, the circus heads to Barcelona to run from Monday.
At an icy Silverstone track on Wednesday, meanwhile, Adrian Sutil concluded Spyker’s ‘F8-VII’ shakedown with a crash into the Copse wall after touching the grass.
The German rookie escaped unhurt but the 2007 car was slightly damaged.