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Breaking the 90 second barrier

FERRARI AND McLaren undertook a final day of testing at the Algarve Motor Park on December 17 setting further new records around the track.

Rising temperatures and an increase of rubber on the tarmac meant that conditions for the drivers were constantly improving and Pedro de la Rosa managed to complete a full circuit in under 90 seconds with a time of 1 minute 28 seconds in the McLaren car.

Luca Badoer for Ferrari continued with endurance testing and completed 75 laps of the track with a best lap time of 1 minute 30 seconds. “I think the track is great.  In January, when more teams come and there is more rubber on the tarmac, it will be even more spectacular to drive around,” said Pedro de la Rosa.


Meanwhile, Williams are the second Formula 1 team to announce that they will be unveiling their new 2009 model at the Algarve Motor Park.

The team confirmed that the Williams-Toyota FW31 car will make its media debut at the Motor Park on January 19 at the first of the pre-season tests for the team.

The car will be running in its winter livery with the full racing colours to be unveiled at the Australian Grand Prix at the start of the season.

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