Posted on Saturday, March 3, 2012

Mclaren Barcelona Day 3

BARCELONA TEST – day three: “A good feeling about the new package” Date: Saturday March 3 2012 Driver: Jenson Button Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona Track length: 4.655km Weather: Warm and sunny in the morning, before growing increasingly overcast. A brief rainshower hit the track at 4pm. Maximum ambient temperature 15.9°C, maximum track temperature 32.2°C Laps completed: 44 Kilometres covered: 204km Best laptime: 1m22.103s at 14:58 Programme: Today was Jenson’s last day in the car before Melbourne and, appropriately, he spent it evaluating the new […]

Posted on Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ferrari Barcelona Day 3

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya – 4.655 km Driver: Felipe Massa Car: Ferrari F2012 Weather: air temperature 10/18°C, track temperature 11/22 °C. Sunny in the morning, cloudy with rain at times in the afternoon. Third and penultimate day of pre-season testing for Scuderia Ferrari at the Catalunya Circuit, on the outskirts of Barcelona. Felipe Massa was back at the wheel of the F2012 today. On the Brazilian’s agenda was a series of set-up tests in the morning and a Grand Prix simulation in the afternoon, this […]

Posted on Saturday, March 3, 2012

Toro Rosso Barcelona Day 3

BARCELONA TEST - DAY 3 Circuit: Catalunya, 4.655 kms Driver: Daniel Ricciardo Car: STR7 – 03 Laps: 131 Best time: 1:22.155 Precisely one hundred laps more than we did yesterday: proof enough that this was a more than satisfactory day’s testing for the team and for Daniel Ricciardo, back in the cockpit of the STR7, having taken over from Jean-Eric Vergne who ran the first two days. The Australian had a varied day at the wheel, evaluating some aero developments in the morning, before tackling […]

Posted on Saturday, March 3, 2012

Force India Barcelona Day 3

Sahara Force India completed its penultimate day of winter testing as Paul Di Resta simulated a race distance in Barcelona. Day Three Stats Chassis: VJM05-03 Laps: 108 Mileage: 503 km Fastest lap: 1:22.446 Paul Di Resta: “It was my final day in the car before the first race and it was a full programme with a race distance in the afternoon. It’s good to get an impression of the car during continuous running and also to try and replicate the tyre compounds we expect to […]

Posted on Saturday, March 3, 2012

Williams Barcelona Day 3

Driver: Bruno Senna Chassis / engine: FW34-02 / RS27-5281/1 Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 4.655km Objectives: Aero tests and race simulation Weather: Dry and sunny in the morning, cloudy with some rain in the afternoon Ambient & track temps: 19ºC / 23ºC Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: We had a productive day's testing today, with Bruno completing 111 laps without issue. We concentrated on aerodynamic testing this morning prior to moving onto a race simulation. At the end of the race simulation, it started to […]

Posted on Saturday, March 3, 2012

Caterham Barcelona Day 3

T03 Barcelona - Day Three Circuito de Catalunya, Barcelona - 3rd March 2012 Driver: Heikki Kovalainen Chassis: CT01-#3 Total laps: 64 Best lap: 1.22.630 (lap 43) Heikki Kovalainen: “A pretty good day. We were able to complete this morning’s plan and we have found a good direction on setup that is giving me real confidence in the balance which is what we wanted before we head to Melbourne. The afternoon session was cut short by the rain but not before we had finished the tests […]

Posted on Friday, March 2, 2012

Mercedes Barcelona Day 2

Michael Schumacher was at the wheel of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 W03 today for the second day of the test. - Michael completed 19 laps this morning, with a late start and red flags, including two caused by the team, interrupting running - The afternoon session proved more productive as Michael and the team worked through a series of set-up evaluations - Michael’s lap tally by the end of running, which was extended by 30 minutes due to the morning fog, was 79 laps, […]

Posted on Friday, March 2, 2012

Ferrari Barcelona Day 2

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya – 4.655 km Driver: Fernando Alonso Car: Ferrari F2012 Weather: air temperature 6/22°C, track temperature 7/30 °C. Sunny. Second day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari and nine other teams at the Catalunya Circuit, on the outskirts of Barcelona. Fernando Alonso took to the track today. This morning, the Spaniard worked on the set-up of the F2012 and on aerodynamics, while in the afternoon, he did a Grand Prix simulation that was completed without any problems arising. The chequered flag […]

Posted on Friday, March 2, 2012

Mclaren Barcelona Day 2

BARCELONA TEST – day two: “I definitely feel we have a competitive car” Date: Friday March 2 2012 Driver: Lewis Hamilton Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona Track length: 4.655km Weather: Foggy and overcast at dawn, clearing by mid-morning to remain warm and sunny for the rest of the day. Maximum ambient temperature 18.9°C, maximum track temperature 37.2°C Laps completed: 65 Kilometres covered: 303km Best laptime: 1m24.111s at 12:50 Programme: Second day of testing at Barcelona, and Lewis jumped into the car today. When early-morning fog […]

Posted on Friday, March 2, 2012

Sauber Barcelona Day 2

Barcelona, 2nd March 2012 – For the Sauber F1 Team and Kamui Kobayashi today’s focus was on working with the car under race conditions and also comparing aero components in the afternoon. Despite interruptions due to an extraordinary number of red flags in the morning and an hydraulic leak in the late afternoon, it was still a positive day of testing with the Sauber C31-Ferrari. Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km Driver: Kamui Kobayashi (JP) Weather: Foggy in the morning, then sunny, air 8-21°C, […]

Posted on Friday, March 2, 2012

Williams Barcelona Day 2

Driver: Pastor Maldonado / Bruno Senna Chassis / engine: FW34-02 / RS27-5341/1 Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 4.655km Objectives: Pitstop practice Weather: Dry and sunny all day Ambient & track temps: 23ºC / 31ºC Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: Today the team concentrated on practicing our pit stops, completing 68 mostly in- and out-laps to get the drivers and pit crew used to the new equipment and procedures. Pastor's morning session was compromised with an engine-related problem which, although easy to rectify, took some time […]

Posted on Friday, March 2, 2012

Force India Barcelona Day 2

Sahara Force India completed a second day of work in Barcelona as Nico Hulkenberg got behind the wheel of the VJM05. Day Two Stats Chassis: VJM05-03 Laps: 36 Mileage: 168 km Fastest lap: 1:23.893 Nico Hulkenberg: “The day started well with some set-up work and new tyres runs, but we had some downtime in the afternoon, which limited my mileage. It’s a bit frustrating, but we’ve had a pretty good winter so far and it’s nothing to worry about. I’ve got one more day in […]