Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sauber Barcelona Day 1

Test in Barcelona – Day one Barcelona, 21st February 2012 – Sergio Pérez was at the wheel of the Sauber C31- Ferrari on the first day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona. The day was hampered by some technical issues, which resulted in a total of 66 laps for the young Mexican. Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km Driver: Sergio Pérez (MX) Weather: Sunny all day, air 5-17°C, track 7-24°C Chassis / engine: C31.02 / Ferrari 056 Mileage today: 66 […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Toro Rosso Barcelona Day 1

BARCELONA TEST - DAY 1 Circuit: Catalunya, 4.655 kms Driver: Daniel Ricciardo Car: STR7 – 01 Laps: 76 Best time: 1:23.618 After the opening test of the season at Jerez, 11 of the 12 teams are now working at the Catalunya Circuit on the outskirts of Barcelona, with another four day session, running through to Friday. This circuit is very well known to everyone and therefore provides a good baseline and reference point for assessing data. With Daniel at the wheel of the STR7, the […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Caterham Barcelona Day 1

T02 Barcelona - Day One Circuito de Catalunya, Barcelona - 21st February 2012 Driver: Heikki Kovalainen Chassis: CT01-#2 Total laps: 31 Best lap: 1.26.035 Heikki Kovalainen: “That obviously wasn’t how we wanted day one here to go, but that’s what testing is for – pushing everything to the limit to make sure we get rid of the problems before we get to the first race. It’s hard to learn a lot from limited laps, but I’m back in the car on Friday and I’m sure […]

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012

McLaren Jerez Test Day 4

JEREZ TEST – day four: “The car ran reliably and without any issues. It was a good day” Date: Friday February 10 2012 Driver: Lewis Hamilton Location: Circuito de Jerez Track length: 4.423km Weather: Dry and sunny. -1.5°C when running started. The coldest day by far. Laps completed: 86 Kilometres covered: 336 Best laptime: 1m19.640s at 12.23 Programme: Lewis Hamilton was in the MP4-27 today for his second day of testing. After Lewis completed 86 laps, and set a 1m19.640s best, David Redding, Team Manager, […]

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012

Force India Jerez Test Day 4

Jerez Test Report, 10 February 2012 Nico Hulkenberg got his first run in the VJM05 today as Sahara Force India completed a busy week of testing in Jerez. While Nico got a feel for the car, the team carried out aero work, tyre data collection and some long runs in the afternoon. Day Four Stats: Chassis: VJM05-02 Laps: 90 Mileage: 399 km Fastest lap: 1:19.977 Nico Hulkenberg: “A busy first day in the car and good to get so many laps under my belt. It […]

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012

Red Bull Jerez Test Day 4

JEREZ TEST – DAY FOUR Driver: Sebastian Vettel Car: RB8 Laps: 50 Best time: 1.19.606 Circuit length: 4.428km Fastest lap: F. Alonso (1.18.877) On the final day of Red Bull Racing’s first test of 2012, Sebastian Vettel managed the day’s third fastest lap, despite losing the morning session due to an engine related electrical issue with his RB8. The defending world champion had completed just two installation laps in the morning when the problem occurred. The relevant part was replaced, but concern that the issue […]

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012

Williams Jerez Test Day 4

JEREZ TEST DAY FOUR FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY, 2012 Driver: Bruno Senna Chassis / engine: FW34-01 / RS27-5326/1 Location: Jerez de la Frontera 4.428km Objectives: Set-up work and race simulation Weather: Cold and sunny Ambient & track temps: -2 - 17ºC / 0 - 26ºC Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: We had a very productive day, with Bruno successfully completing a full race simulation this morning and performance development testing during the afternoon. On the whole this has been a good first test for the FW34 […]

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012

Lotus Jerez Test Day 4

Lotus F1 Team concluded the first pre-season test of 2012 with Romain Grosjean completing 95 laps of the Jerez circuit today. Fast facts: Track: Jerez, Spain, 4.4km Chassis: E20-01 Weather: Sunny, air 0-15°C, track 0-26°C Programme: System checks, temperature monitoring, data correlation, evaluation of the performance of the car with its initial aerodynamic package. Laps Completed: 95 Classification: 5th, 1’19"729. Interruptions: Minor water leaks. What’s next? The E20 will head back to Enstone before returning to Spain for the second pre-season test at Barcelona on […]

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012

Toro Rosso Jerez Test Day 4

JEREZ TEST - DAY 4 Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, 4.423 kms Driver: Jean-Eric Vergne Car: STR7 – 01 Laps: 80 Best time: 1:19.597 Jean-Eric Vergne: “A good second day for me as we worked through everything on our work plan and completed a lot of kilometres. After making some adjustments, I feel more comfortable in the car and I can also get an understanding of the effect of the set-up changes that we tried and they seem to have moved us forward. A positive […]

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012

Caterham Jerez Test Day 4

T01 Jerez - Day Four Circuito de Jerez, Spain - 10th February 2012 Driver: Jarno Trulli Chassis: CT01-#2 Total laps: 117 Best lap: 1.22.198 Jarno Trulli: “My first impression of the car was that it is good – a definite progression from 2011 and a good basis for us to work on for the season ahead. Its reliability has been demonstrated all week here in Jerez and we have generated a lot of data, particularly on KERS and the 2012 tyres which will help us […]

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012

Sauber Jerez Test Day 4

Test in Jerez – Day four Jerez de la Frontera, 10th February 2012 – Kamui Kobayashi was at the wheel for the fourth and final day of pre-season testing in sunny Jerez de la Frontera. After working on set-up, aero comparisons and tyre evaluation in the morning, a hydraulic leak in the afternoon caused him to stop on track with two hours to go. Thanks to the speedy work of the mechanics, Kamui was able to put in another 18 laps in the final hour […]

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012

Ferrari Jerez Test Day 4

Maranello, 10 February Circuit: Jerez circuit – 4.428 km Driver: Fernando Alonso Car: Ferrari F2012 Weather: air temperature -2/17 °C, track temperature 0/26 °C. Sunny. Fourth and final day of testing for Scuderia Ferrari at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in southern Spain. Fernando Alonso brought the test to an end, continuing with the work of acquiring data relating to the behaviour of the F2012. Again today, a lot of laps were completed at constant speed, or to a predefined procedure, all of it […]