Technical analysis: Testing round up
The teams split between Bahrain and Spain for last week's testing and, despite the restricted running due to adverse weather, Craig Scarborough was on the lookout for the latest technical developments
After poor weather struck January's tests, last week's running at Jerez and Sakhir was vital for the teams to get through a full schedule. Ferrari, BMW Sauber and Toyota made the trip to Bahrain, while the others went to Spain - the only absentees being Force India (while they redesign their car around the Mercedes powertrain) and Honda.
But the weather once again played its part. It was hot and dry as expected in Bahrain materialised, but sandstorms over several days restricted running time. Still, the rain in Spain was predicted and the four teams were able to complete a reasonable amount of track time.
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