Sunday, 1 March, saw the first Formula 1 group test attended only by teams running full 2009-spec F1 cars. And the testing times were, well, interesting.

The 2009 Red Bull RB5, in the hands of Sebastien Vettel, ended the day 1.3 seconds clear of all pursuers. I can’t wait to see how Mark Webber fares in the car later in the week. It appears that designer Adrian Newey may have penned something very special for 2009 — it certainly looks the part, with very aggressive detailing around the nose and sidepods.

Roll on Melbourne…