Sato stuns at STR test

Takuma Sato made a terrific return to F1 form during the recent F1 test at Barcelona this week.Taku is gunning for a seat at STR in 2009 and clearly shared that thought with the owners.  Sebastien Buemi also tested for the Italian squad as well as 15 other drivers shaking down the developments for next years cars.

Grace and I have complained that we feel Le Seb deserves another year at that team and Sato’s performance doesn’t necessarily mean he won’t but in the end, Sato has sponsor money and a lead foot where Le Seb has only one of the attributes at the moment. We will see if the magical allure of the Japanese driver will prevail at STR or will Gerhard pass in favor of a Red Bull stable boy in Buemi and a veteran in Le Seb?

1. Sato Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:20.763 121
2. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:21.071 117
3. Wurz Honda (B) 1:21.198 77
4. de la Rosa McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:21.417 65
5. Badoer Ferrari (B) 1:22.038 93
6. Paffett McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:22.235 47
7. Kubica BMW-Sauber (B) 1:22.341 56
8. Loeb Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:22.503 82
9. Piquet Renault (B) 1:22.560 80
10. Klien BMW-Sauber (B) 1:22.883 53
11. Hulkenberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:23.467 116
12. Liuzzi Force India-Ferrari (B) 1:23.794 86
13. Sutil Force India-Ferrari (B) 1:23.832 88
14. Gene Ferrari (B) 1:24.117 32
15. Senna Honda (B) 1:24.343 39
16. van der Garde Renault (B) 1:24.908 27
17. di Grassi Honda (B) 1:25.512 48

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