Barcelona Day 3: Badoer fastest, Hakkinen returns
30 November 2006 – On Thursday Ferrari test driver Luca Badoer was the fastest man at Circuit de Catalunya. But all eyes were on two-times F1 world champion Mika Hakkinen who returned in an official F1 event after five years.
Hakkinen started relaxed with a couple of installation run. As the day progressed he kept improving his lap times. Hakkinen completed a total of 79 laps. His fastest lap was set at 1.19.340, three seconds slower than Badoer.
On Friday the Toyota team will be the only one left running in Barcelona.