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Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by Lilellatho » 05 Dec 2007, 16:31

Ok, so the second day of testing at Jerez has just ended.
Here are the final times of the day (including the number of laps for each driver)

1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren MP4-22 1:19.371 73
2 David Coulthard Red Bull Racing RB3 1:19.421 + 0.050 80
3 Felipe Massa Ferrari F2007 1:19.761 + 0.390 97
4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari F2007 1:19.779 + 0.408 87
5 Pedro de la Rosa McLaren MP4-22 1:19.887 + 0.516 62
6 Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault R27 1:19.982 + 0.611 71
7 Christian Klien Force India F8-VII 1:20.187 + 0.816 86
8 Sebastian Vettel Toro Rosso STR2 1:20.398 + 1.027 57
9 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India F8-VII 1:20.470 + 1.099 102
10 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber F1.07 1:20.487 + 1.116 118
11 Timo Glock Toyota TF107 1:20.523 + 1.152 54
12 Sebastien Bourdais Toro Rosso STR2 1:20.533 + 1.162 75
13 Nico Rosberg Williams FW29 1:20.671 + 1.300 66
14 Andreas Zuber Super Aguri F1 SA07 1:20.897 + 1.526 109
15 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing RB3 1:20.944 + 1.573 41
16 Nico Hülkenberg Williams FW29 1:21.068 + 1.697 67
17 Anthony Davidson Super Aguri F1 SA07 1:21.076 + 1.705 74
18 Rubens Barrichello Honda RA107 1:21.184 + 1.813 103
19 Kamui Kobayashi Toyota TF107 1:21.699 + 2.328 118
20 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber F1.07 1:22.875 + 3.504 93

Source:http://www.f1today.nl/liveupdate.php?liveupdateID=23

It is not confirmed who used slicks and who didn't but from what I've read, it's certain that the McLaren of DLR, Piquet and the two Force India cars did.Waiting for some official confirmation of this.

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Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by Lilellatho » 05 Dec 2007, 17:34

The lap times have now been confirmed by Autosport:
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/64283

Also according to Autosport, the drivers who tried slicks today were Coulthard, de la Rosa, Piquet, Heidfeld and the Force India drivers

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Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by iceman1 » 05 Dec 2007, 17:37

seems the track has been cleaned up and Pedro is running on slicks with the two force india cars also running on slicks with under 10 minutes.
Hamilton tops the timesheets today according to f1today.nl

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Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by AzShadow » 05 Dec 2007, 17:46

So, McLaren seems to have the upper hand on this track. Funny how the ones who tried slicks weren't so fast, except maybe the Force India drivers as they reached 1.20 :roll::
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Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by iceman1 » 06 Dec 2007, 13:26

AzShadow wrote:Fisichella and Ralf Schumacher to test for Force India
http://www.pitpass.com/fes_php/pitpass_ ... t_id=33477

Ralf is quite obvious name as he needs a team. Seeing Fisichella testing as well just confirms what Briatore has been saying lately about new drivers in Renault for the next season.


yep, Fisico said he's very interested in a Seat at Force India

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Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by AzShadow » 06 Dec 2007, 16:37

I guess these are the final times (taken from f1today.nl):

1 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber F1.07 1:19.157 87
2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren MP4-22 1:19.331 + 0.174 64
3 Felipe Massa Ferrari F2007 1:19.333 + 0.176 44
4 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing RB3 1:19.605 + 0.448 63
5 Timo Glock Toyota TF107 1:19.687 + 0.530 40
6 Pedro de la Rosa McLaren MP4-22 1:19.787 + 0.630 75
7 Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault R27 1:19.834 + 0.677 90
8 Michael Schumacher Ferrari F2007 1:19.885 + 0.728 19
9 Rubens Barrichello Honda RA107 1:19.905 + 0.748 89
10 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber F1.07 1:20.125 + 0.968 87
11 Nico Rosberg Williams FW29 1:20.301 + 1.144 65
12 Sebastian Vettel Toro Rosso STR2 1:20.339 + 1.182 56
13 Sebastien Bourdais Toro Rosso STR2 1:20.507 + 1.350 55
14 Jarno Trulli Toyota TF107 1:20.775 + 1.618 99
15 Kazuki Nakajima Williams FW29 1:20.802 + 1.645 39
16 Luca Filippi Super Aguri F1 SA07 1:20.915 + 1.758 83
17 David Coulthard Red Bull Racing RB3 1:21.055 + 1.898 62
18 Takuma Sato Super Aguri F1 SA07 1:21.093 + 1.936 79
19 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India F8-VII 1:21.194 + 2.037 76
20 Ralf Schumacher Force India F8-VII 1:21.853 + 2.696 71

Looks like quite many tried slicks today. It makes it hard to compare the times this week. :?
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Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by Lilellatho » 06 Dec 2007, 16:53

The times have been confirmed by Autosport:
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/64300

Also according to Autosport, all drivers in the top 10 used slicks except Massa and Hamilton.
But what's up with Michael's time then?

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Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by AzShadow » 06 Dec 2007, 16:57

High fuel load or something? Honestly, I believe that McLaren and Ferrari could have gone like a second faster if they had wanted to, but they might not want to reveal their true pace to the others or something like that. As always, it's testing and you never know what they are doing.
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Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by Lilellatho » 06 Dec 2007, 17:13

Yeah, I agree. They could've been using different downforce levels, different fuel loads,
various aerodynamic pieces and who knows what more...

I for one don't understand why some people take the times from testing so seriously. Testing is just that and it doesn't really show you the real speed of a driver or a car.

Besides all the lap times are really close, the top 10 being within one second, and we all know that in a real race, that isn't the case.

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Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by megasyxx » 06 Dec 2007, 18:34

bmw is looking strong as well.....
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Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by iceman1 » 06 Dec 2007, 18:48

yesterday was BMW and Renault.
Tuesday was BMW and Honda and Super Aguri on slicks

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Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by AzShadow » 07 Dec 2007, 18:28

Times of the final day:

1. Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:18.213 100
2. Kubica BMW-Sauber (B) 1:18.410 119
3. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:18.796 97
4. M.Schumacher Ferrari (B) 1:19.136 58
5. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:19.611 76
6. Glock Toyota (B) 1:19.961 58
7. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:20.000 45
8. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:20.033 87
9. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:20.229 69
10. Coulthard Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:20.657 72
11. Davidson Super Aguri-Honda (B) 1:20.821 102
12. Sato Super Aguri-Honda (B) 1:21.092 84
13. Asmer BMW-Sauber (B) 1:21.333 80
14. Van der Garde Force India-Ferrari (B) 1:22.321 81
15. Rodriguez Force India-Ferrari (B) 1:22.508 82

Of couse Vettel's time looks nice but give him the grooved tyres and he's back where the Toro Rosso usually is.

Well well, next time we'll see the new cars on track, I guess!
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Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by Lilellatho » 07 Dec 2007, 18:32

It also has to be said that several drivers used slicks either with either the '08 or the '09 downforce levels, so the lap times at this test are quite irrelevant.

Autosport has more info on that:
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/64318

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Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by nelmesy16 » 12 Dec 2007, 13:49

Vettel did a very solid job! !cool!!!!
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Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by AzShadow » 09 Jan 2008, 17:47

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/64585 wrote:McLaren complete first test with MP4-23

The McLaren team on Wednesday successfully completed the first test of their new car, the MP4-23, at the Jerez circuit in Spain.

Test driver Pedro de la Rosa was the man in charge of putting the car through its paces early in the morning, before Heikki Kovalainen made his debut with a second MP4-23 chassis in the afternoon.

Kovalainen completed a total distance of 128km with a best time of 1:20.559.

De la Rosa covered 177km and posted a fastest laps of 1:19.655 near the end of the test. The Spaniard was also pleased with his day's work and with the new car's initial performance.

Briton Lewis Hamilton will make his debut at the wheel of the new car tomorrow, when he will join Kovalainen.
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