TEST REPORT, DAY ONE Wednesday 27 August Track Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Italy Driver Rubens Barrichello
No of Laps 85 laps Best Lap Time 01:23.827 Kilometres Covered 492km Track Length 5.793km
Weather Hot and sunny Ambient Temperature Maximum 51°C Track Temperature Maximum 29°C
The Honda Racing F1 Team began a three-day test at the AutodromoNazionale di Monza in Italy yesterday to prepare for the forthcoming Belgian andItalian Grands Prix. Race drivers Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button willshare the testing responsibilities this week with each driver spending oneand a half days at the wheel of the RA108.
Rubens began the programme today and focused on an evaluation of thedownforce levels and set-up required for the races at Spa and Monza,alongside a tyre programme with the Bridgestone Potenza medium and hardcompounds.
Rubens will continue his running this morning with Jenson taking overthe car for the afternoon session.