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Title: Best of the Test - Jerez
Post by: Scott on February 13, 2011, 07:20:47 PM
I know, I know, testing times area meaningless...but here they are anyhow.   :P :P

   Driver                  Car                    Time      Gap   Laps
1   Rubens Barrichello  Williams-Cosworth     1m 19s 832ms      202
2   Michael Schumacher  Mercedes            1m 20s 352ms   0m 0s 520ms   226
3   Nick Heidfeld       Renault                              1m 20s 361ms   0m 0s 529ms   86
4   Felipe Massa        Ferrari        1m 20s 413ms   0m 0s 581ms   217
5   Fernando Alonso     Ferrari              1m 20s 493ms   0m 0s 661ms   246
6   Kamui Kobayashi     Sauber-Ferrari                1m 20s 601ms   0m 0s 769ms   170
7   Jenson Button       McLaren-Mercedes      1m 21s 9ms   0m 1s 177ms   139
8   Lewis Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes     1m 21s 99ms   0m 1s 267ms   36
9   Sebastien Buemi     Toro Rosso-Ferrari             1m 21s 213ms   0m 1s 381ms   182
10   Jaime Alguersuari   Toro Rosso-Ferrari      1m 21s 214ms   0m 1s 382ms   72
11   Bruno Senna         Renault                        1m 21s 400ms   0m 1s 568ms   68
12   Sergio Perez        Sauber       1m 21s 483ms   0m 1s 651ms   151
13   Sebastian Vettel    Red Bull-Renault        1m 21s 574ms   0m 1s 742ms   188
14   Mark Webber         Red Bull-Renault       1m 21s 613ms   0m 1s 781ms   113
15   Heikki Kovalainen   Lotus-Renault                  1m 21s 632ms   0m 1s 800ms   104
16   Adrian Sutil        Force India-Mercedes    1m 21s 780ms   0m 1s 948ms   73
17   Nico Rosberg        Mercedes                       1m 22s 103ms   0m 2s 271ms   45
18   Timo Glock          Virgin-Cosworth      1m 22s 208ms   0m 2s 376ms   57
19   Vitaly Petrov       Renault      1m 22s 493ms   0m 2s 661ms   65
20   Pastor Maldonado    Williams-Cosworth      1m 22s 591ms   0m 2s 759ms   38
21   Paul di Resta       Force India-Mercedes      1m 22s 945ms   0m 3s 113ms   163
22   Jerome D'Ambrosio   Virgin-Cosworth             1m 22s 985ms   0m 3s 153ms   117
23   Jarno Trulli        Lotus-Renault      1m 23s 216ms   0m 3s 384ms   40

Sorry for the crap formatting...someone has to show me how to drop a table in here.

These are the best times over three days and total laps.  Unfortunately I couldn't find out if any of the fast times were set on stints less than 10 laps (because that would have shown they were just going for a time on new tires and fumes).  But, as many will argue, there were plenty of different programs going on, so the times are meaningless.

Still, I think the fact that Nick was 3rd overall will pretty much guarantee him a seat - it'll be interesting to see if he gets one, two or three days testing next week.  I bet at least two.

The Mclarens are pretty darn close together, so unlike the Williams  ;)

Koby is showing well, even though I understand he spent much of the weekend either in the gravel or the garage.

Vettel and Webber must be testing something that's not working very well, or they have had a couple hundred kilo's added to their ballast so they show slow.

Rosberg is on a program that isn't nearly as complimentary to his driving style as Schumacher, or, as predicted by some, the car that suits Schumacher does NOT suit Rosberg.

On to next week!

Title: Re: Best of the Test - Jerez
Post by: Dare on February 13, 2011, 07:30:51 PM
Looks like Nick should get the seat this year,I was really hoping
Senna would best him.What happened to Lotus?I thought they were bragging
on this years progress.
Title: Re: Best of the Test - Jerez
Post by: John S on February 13, 2011, 07:52:21 PM

Like you Scott I don't think there is much to read into these times because of the shortage of true facts about tyre and fuel load choices. I prefer to think that Red Bull and McLaren are sandbagging by keeping their speed in check, both sets of teamates have posted very similar fastest times so it's reasonable to assume rev limiting by the team.

Hey Dare I think you will find that a Lotus being only 1.8secs off the fastest and ahead of a Mercedes, Renault, Williams and both FIF1 cars is a tremendous step from last years testing or quali times.

Title: Re: Best of the Test - Jerez
Post by: Williamsfan on February 13, 2011, 08:43:45 PM
I think Maldonado's times (at least, I am praying) are not representative of his overall pace in a Formula One car and that he was on some set-up test as opposed to a pace test.  Still, I know we won't be the fastest come Bahrain but it is still nice to see a Williams leading the way, and it was performed without KERS being installed.  Still, the Renault does seem fast again and the Mercs and Ferraris look good.  You cannot tell about the Red Bulls or McLarens yet.
Title: Re: Best of the Test - Jerez
Post by: cosworth151 on February 13, 2011, 08:52:20 PM
I may not get to say this again for a while, so please excuse me:

Cosworth - The fastest engine in F1!! :yahoo: :yahoo:

Thank you.
Title: Re: Best of the Test - Jerez
Post by: Williamsfan on February 13, 2011, 09:06:06 PM
Let's both enjoy the moment Cos!!
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