Official testing for the 2010 Formula 1 kicked off today in Valencia for seven teams.
With a track temperature of 19c Felipe Massa set the early pace of the day, finishing fastest in the morning session.
The Brazilian followed this up by topping the timesheets once again in the afternoon session which saw the much awaited debut of seven time world champion Michael Schumacher as he took to the wheel of the Mercedes W01.
Pedro de la Rosa was the surprise of the session finishing second in the plain sponsor free Sauber after a strong run of 74 laps
Gearbox problems saw the Toro Rosso team having to sit out most of the day after completing only 10 laps in the morning. The team managed to fix the problems in the afternoon to head out on track for another 8 laps.
Rubens Barrichello brought out the only red flag of the day after his Williams FW32 ground after experiencing throttle problems.
Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:12.574 102 2. de la Rosa BMW Sauber-Ferrari (B) 1:12.784 74 3. M.Schumacher Mercedes GP (B) 1:12.947 40 4. Rosberg Mercedes GP (B) 1:13.543 39 5. Paffett McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:13.846 86 6. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth (B) 1:14.449 75 7. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:14.762 18 8. Kubica Renault (B) 1:15.000 69