Michael Schumacher moved to leave recent controversy in Monte Carlo, by going quickest of all at the Barcelona test on Thursday.
Not only that, Ferrari’s German driver also broke the unofficial circuit record, whose earlier mantle had been set by a V10-powered Jenson Button (Honda) early in 2005.
Runners for Renault, Toyota, Williams, McLaren, BMW-Sauber, Honda, Red Bull and Toro Rosso – numbering 9 of F1’s 11 teams in total – also circulated in the Spanish sunshine.
Ferrari tester Luca Badoer wasn’t the only casualty of carnage, however, as Williams’ Alex Wurz also hit the wall.
A Ferrari statement confirmed that Badoer’s ‘248’ was so damaged that it will not re-appear for the final day of the test on Friday.
Williams’ team manager Mike Condliffe, meanwhile, said of Wurz’s shunt: ”I am pleased to say that he is fine, but the car sustained some damage.”gmmf1 dailyf1news.com