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PostPosted: 22 Feb 2010, 18:16  
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 Post subject: Re: 2010 Winter Testing
PostPosted: 22 Feb 2010, 21:16  
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Lewis gets the 2 "Rainy" days

Thursday Jenson testing - Weather Sunny
Friday Hamilton - Cloudy chance of rain
Saturday Jenson - Cloudy
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Fantastic! 2 Waisted days for Lewis AGAIN! Damn! That means that he will run around a 100 laps on the 2 days, while Jenson will get that amount of laps on 1 day. This way Button will have an edge over Hamilton

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 Winter Testing
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Fantastic! 2 Waisted days for Lewis AGAIN! Damn! That means that he will run around a 100 laps on the 2 days, while Jenson will get that amount of laps on 1 day. This way Button will have an edge over Hamilton



In the site I see the weather says it will be sunny or at most cloudy all those days, and at least, for the Italian weather they are really accurate about the rain (even hour by hour).
Let's hope it will be dry, not only for Lewis, but to see really where is everyone. For sure this last week they all will test qualification settings and also race settings. At least we can know who has the fastest car... but in a season where race pace is everything it won't be much.
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 Post subject: Re: 2010 Winter Testing
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Yeah its probably the most important test of the winter: the last test, plus most teams are bringing the last (big) updates on the car for Bahrein, so it;s important to test how fast the car is, both on quali terms as well as race pace terms...

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This is better news:

Noble: Latest forecast models remain confident of a mainly dry week for Barcelona. Possible evening showers, but that's about it. Top temps 15-16c.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 Winter Testing
PostPosted: 23 Feb 2010, 19:52  
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Dry weather expected for final test
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The teams had to dodge the rain at Jerez but the final four-day test before the first race of 2010 looks set to be dry.

The weather forecast for the Circuit de Catalunya is largely dry with temperatures in the mid-teens (C).

Some forecasts suggest a low chance of rain – 20-30% – on Friday and Saturday.

At least 11 teams will be at the home of the Spanish Grand Prix for the test but there’s still no sign of Campos Meta or US F1, or Stefan GP for that matter.

During the worst of the weather at Jerez Ferrari suggested the teams would be better off testing in drier (but more distant) venues. The teams have tested at Bahrain in recent years, though sand storms have caused problems at that circuit in past tests.
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Team          Feb 25        Feb 26        Feb 27        Feb 28

Ferrari       Alonso        Alonso        Massa         Massa
Force India   Liuzzi        Liuzzi        Sutil         Sutil
Lotus         Fauzy         Trulli        Trulli        Kovalainen
McLaren       Button        Hamilton      Button        Hamilton
Mercedes      Rosberg       Schumacher    Rosberg       Schumacher
Red Bull      Webber        Vettel        Vettel        Webber
Renault       Petrov        Petrov        Kubica        Kubica
Sauber        de la Rosa    de la Rosa    Kobayashi     Kobayashi
Toro Rosso    Alguersuari   Alguersuari   Buemi         Buemi
Virgin        tba           tba           tba           tba
Williams      Hulkenberg    Hulkenberg    Barrichello   Barrichello

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 Winter Testing
PostPosted: 24 Feb 2010, 18:55  
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Here is the lowdown of the tests up to this point :

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McLaren
Driver schedule: Weds/Thurs - Hamilton, Fri/Sat - Button
Best time: Button, 1m18.871s, Sat
Day by day results: (Weds to Sat) 2nd, 9th, 3rd, 1st
Total laps: 338

Jenson Button had the best of the weather this week, with Lewis Hamilton unable to get much done during his two days on a soggy track.

Last year's world champion thoroughly enjoyed Friday and Saturday, though, getting ever more comfortable in the McLaren and setting the best time of the winter at Jerez during a short run on Saturday morning.


Mercedes GP
Driver schedule: Weds/Fri - Schumacher, Thurs/Sat - Rosberg
Best time: Rosberg, 1m20.061s, Sat
Day by day results: 6th, 4th, 5th, 5th
Total laps: 391

Longer runs were the plan for Mercedes this week, at least once the rain cleared.

Both Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg left Jerez satisfied, having covered plenty of mileage, set promising times throughout their stints, and encountered no problems.


Red Bull
Driver schedule: Weds/Thurs - Vettel, Fri/Sat - Webber
Best time: Webber, 1m19.299s, Fri
Day by day results: 1st, 3rd, 1st, 8th
Total laps: 371

After its quiet start in the first Jerez test, Red Bull showed its hand this week and topped two of the four days.

Sebastian Vettel was stuck with a wet track for his two days, while Mark Webber enjoyed all the dry running.

Reliability remains a slight concern - both Webber's days were interrupted by problems, including an engine change on Saturday.


Ferrari
Driver schedule: Weds/Thurs - Massa, Fri/Sat - Alonso
Best time: 1m20.115s, Alonso, Fri
Day by day results: 3rd, 5th, 2nd, 6th
Total laps: 433

Week three of testing was all about long runs and gaining maximum mileage for Ferrari.

The team was thrilled with its reliability, and after once again setting relentlessly quick times on some very long runs, Fernando Alonso confidently declared the F10 the greatest car he had ever driven.


Williams
Driver schedule: Weds/Thurs - Barrichello, Fri/Sat - Hulkenberg
Best time: Hulkenberg, 1m21.432s, Fri
Day by day results: 10th, 1st, 4th, 9th
Total laps: 482

Lots and lots of laps for Williams, which focused on race simulations - including pit stop practice - for much of the week.

Times were reasonable rather than headline-grabbing, although Rubens Barrichello was quickest in the wet on Thursday, but both drivers also lost some time to gremlins.


Renault
Driver schedule: Weds/Thurs - Petrov, Fri/Sat - Kubica
Best time: Kubica, 1m19.114s, Sat
Day by day results: 9th, 2nd, 6th, 2nd
Total laps: 328

Vitaly Petrov was stuck with the wet weather again, but he did manage to complete a good number of laps - and impressed by going second quickest on Thursday.

Robert Kubica was also satisfied when he took over for the final two days, and was encouraged by both the car's pace and the obvious progress Renault was making.


Force India
Driver schedule: Weds - di Resta and Sutil, Thurs - di Resta and Liuzzi, Fri - Sutil, Sat - Liuzzi
Best time: Liuzzi, 1m19.650s, Sat
Day by day results: 7th/8th, 7th/9th, 7th, 4th
Total laps: 285

Test driver Paul di Resta joined Tonio Liuzzi and Adrian Sutil for the second test, and although all the Scot's mileage was on wet days, he still felt that was good experience for the future.

Force India again showed promising pace when it dried, but the two race drivers were keen to get more dry mileage in the final test to try and better understand this year's tyres after some graining issues.


Toro Rosso
Driver schedule: Weds/Thurs - Buemi, Fri/Sat - Alguersuari
Best time: Alguersuari, 1m21.053s, Sat
Day by day results: 4th, 11th, 8th, 7th
Total laps: 395

At Toro Rosso it was Sebastien Buemi who got all the wet weather, while Jaime Alguersuari enjoyed the dry days.

There were few spectacular times, but the team completed plenty of race practice and reliability work, and feels in good shape heading to the final test.


Virgin
Driver schedule: Weds/Thurs/Sat - Glock, Fri - di Grassi
Best time: Glock, 1m22.433s, Sat
Day by day results: 12th, 8th, 10th, 10th
Total laps: 144

Niggling hydraulic problems, and also a few excursions from the drivers, limited Virgin's running again in its second test.

The hydraulic issue could not be resolved at the circuit, so the team just had to press on and do what it could in the few laps it could manage - and despite its difficulties, it was respectably close to the pace.


Lotus
Driver schedule: Weds - Fauzy, Thurs/Fri - Kovalainen, Sat - Trulli
Best time: Trulli, 1m23.470s, Sat
Day by day results: 11th, 12th, 11th, 11th
Total laps: 315

Although Lotus did not set the timesheets alight on its first test, it completed a large number of laps - despite Heikki Kovalainen losing time with a few technical problems and a crash on his days.

The team wasn't trying to push for times this week either, instead focusing on acclimatisation work on heavy fuel and long stints, and is confident it has a great basis for progress when it does start showing its true potential.


Sauber
Driver schedule: Weds/Thurs - de la Rosa, Fri/Sat - Kobayashi
Best time: Kobayashi, 1m19.881s, Sat
Day by day results: 5th, 6th, 8th, 3rd
Total laps: 229

Pedro de la Rosa was desperate for some dry running after another wet day as testing began, and when Thursday dawned wet again, Sauber decided there was little point running at all, and spent most of the day in the pits.

A fuel system problem on Friday meant Kamui Kobayashi had a quiet day too, but he was still pleased with what he achieved when he did hit the track, and he underlined Sauber's form with a strong third place on Saturday.


Combined testing times from Jerez week 2

1 BUTTON McLaren 1m18.871s
2 KUBICA Renault 1m19.114s
3 KOBAYASHI Sauber 1m19.188s
4 WEBBER Red Bull 1m19.299s
5 LIUZZI Force India 1m19.650s
6 ROSBERG Mercedes 1m20.061s
7 ALONSO Ferrari 1m20.115s
8 ALGUERSUARI Toro Rosso 1m21.053s
9 HULKENBERG Williams 1m21.432s
10 SCHUMACHER Mercedes 1m21.437s
11 SUTIL Force India 1m21.939s
12 GLOCK Virgin 1m22.433s
13 VETTEL Red Bull 1m22.593s
14 HAMILTON McLaren 1m23.017s
15 MASSA Ferrari 1m23.204s
16 BUEMI Toro Rosso 1m23.322s
17 DE LA ROSA Sauber 1m23.367s
18 TRULLI Lotus 1m23.470s
19 DI GRASSI Virgin 1m23.504s
20 KOVALAINEN Lotus 1m23.521s
21 DI RESTA Force India 1m25.088s
22 PETROV Renault 1m26.237s
23 BARRICHELLO Williams 1m27.145s
24 FAUZY Lotus 1m31.848s


COMBINED TIMES FROM ALL 8 DAYS AT JEREZ
1 BUTTON McLaren 1m18.871s
2 KUBICA Renault 1m19.114s
3 KOBAYASHI Sauber 1m19.188s
4 WEBBER Red Bull 1m19.299s
5 HAMILTON McLaren 1m19.583s
6 LIUZZI Force India 1m19.650s
7 ALGUERSUARI Toro Rosso 1m19.919s
8 BUEMI Toro Rosso 1m20.026s
9 ROSBERG Mercedes 1m20.061s
10 ALONSO Ferrari 1m20.115s
11 SUTIL Force India 1m20.180s
12 BARRICHELLO Williams 1m20.341s
13 SCHUMACHER Mercedes 1m20.613s
14 HULKENBERG Williams 1m20.629s
15 DE LA ROSA Sauber 1m20.736s
16 VETTEL Red Bull 1m21.203s
17 MASSA Ferrari 1m21.485s
18 PETROV Renault 1m22.000s
19 GLOCK Virgin 1m22.433s
20 DI GRASSI Virgin 1m22.912s
21 TRULLI Lotus 1m23.470s
22 KOVALAINEN Lotus 1m23.521s
23 DI RESTA Force India 1m25.088s
24 FAUZY Lotus 1m31.848s


TEAMS' TOTAL MILEAGE AT JEREZ WEEK 2 TEST
1 Williams 1,326 miles
2 Ferrari 1,192 miles
3 Toro Rosso 1,087 miles
4 Mercedes 1,076 miles
5 Red Bull 1,021 miles
6 McLaren 930 miles
7 Renault 903 miles
8 Lotus 867 miles
9 Force India 784 miles
10 Sauber 630 miles
11 Virgin 396 miles


DRIVERS' TOTAL MILEAGE FROM ALL 3 TESTS
1 Felipe Massa 1,659 miles
2 Rubens Barrichello 1,593 miles
3 Robert Kubica 1,588 miles
4 Nico Hulkenberg 1,583 miles
5 Jaime Alguersuari 1,436 miles
6 Fernando Alonso 1,415 miles
7 Michael Schumacher 1,400 miles
8 Nico Rosberg 1,254 miles
9 Sebastien Buemi 1,253 miles
10 Jenson Button 1,197 miles
11 Lewis Hamilton 1,125 miles
12 Kamui Kobayashi 1,075 miles
13 Pedro de la Rosa 1,067 miles
14 Mark Webber 966 miles
15 Sebastian Vettel 872 miles
16 Vitaly Petrov 756 miles
17 Tonio Liuzzi 702 miles
18 Adrian Sutil 627 miles
19 Jarno Trulli 388 miles
20 Timo Glock 347 miles
21 Paul di Resta 294 miles
22 Lucas di Grassi 289 miles
23 Heikki Kovalainen 270 miles
24 Gary Paffett 216 miles
25 Fairuz Fauzy 209 miles


TEAMS' TOTAL MILEAGE FROM ALL 3 TESTS
1 Williams 3,176 miles
2 Ferrari 3,074 miles
3 Toro Rosso 2,689 miles
4 Mercedes 2,653 miles
5 McLaren 2,539 miles
6 Sauber 2,143 miles
7 Red Bull 1,838 miles
8 Renault 1,804 miles
9 Force India 1,624 miles
10 Lotus 867 miles
11 Virgin 636 miles
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 Post subject: Re: 2010 Winter Testing
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McLaren's airflow measuring device used today also

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 Winter Testing
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On board with Felipe Massa in F10 at Jerez
http://cdn.ferrari.com/Site%20Collectio ... d/test.swf

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 Winter Testing
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On board with Felipe Massa in F10 at Jerez
http://cdn.ferrari.com/Site%20Collectio ... d/test.swf

Enjoy! :D


Nice one. Thanks for that, harris!
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Gary Anderson - Tech Analysis of Jerez Week 2
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I've been doing some analysis of the long run data from the first Jerez test. I keyed in the four longest runs of the test from different drivers – Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher – and then compared their performances to what would be a theoretical ideal run.

On any given day, with any amount of fuel on board, the laptimes will always be different. But what is constant is that when you're on a long run, each lap should improve by a certain amount – because you burn off fuel.

Although the rate of tyre degradation can play a factor in this – and you would need a very complicated spreadsheet to calculate all the factors involved – as a guideline I have calculated that an ideal lap reduction would be 0.090 seconds per lap.

I looked at the four runs and then compared them to what I felt was the ideal. It is interesting that Massa was the one who came closest to achieving what I might call a perfect run. The others never quite got there.

On the graph you can see the rate of improvement. Taking the final lap that all the drivers completed, lap 33, there is quite a big difference.

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The ideal run is an improvement of 2.88 seconds from the first lap. Hamilton was around 2.3 seconds quicker at this stage (although did two slower laps on lap 33/34), Alonso was only a few tenths quicker than his first flying lap and Schumacher was around 1.5 seconds off. In contrast, Massa was spot on with his 2.897s improvement.

This week's test at Barcelona is the one that really matters, you can wipe out the results of the tests that have taken place already. And this is the first time we are going to go to a track that holds a grand prix.

Valencia and Jerez may have been exciting stuff, but Barcelona has Turn 3 and other characteristics that really kill the front tyres. Teams are going to have to do low fuel runs as well as long runs to make sure the balance of the car is exactly as they need it for a whole race weekend.

They are going to have to do it all in Barcelona, and they will need to get the reliability. This test is the one I would go to with the view that we need to switch the car on in the morning and off at night without any problems during the day, because Bahrain is fast approaching.

From what we've seen, I think Ferrari and BMW Sauber don't look too bad – they are the teams that have moved forward. McLaren might be just behind them and I think Mercedes GP is in there again, as is Red Bull. There is going to be a big bunch fighting it out and that's going to make for an interesting start to the season.

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