Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Red Bull Jerez Test Day 1

Mark Webber steered Red Bull Racing’s 2012 challenger, the RB8, out on track for the first time today and despite a slightly delayed start ended the day as the fourth-quickest man. “It was good,” said Webber of the RB8’s debut. “I felt quite comfortable in the car quite quickly. It’s very early days, but so far so good. We had a small delay this morning with a part due to fog at the airport. It’s never part of the plan to give up running time, […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

McLaren Jerez Test Day 1

JEREZ TEST – day one: “A very good basis for the next few days” Date: Tuesday February 7 2011 Driver: Jenson Button Location: Circuito de Jerez Track length: 4.423km Weather: Warm and sunny. Maximum ambient temperature 17.7°C, maximum track temperature 33.3°C Laps completed: 62 Kilometres covered: 274km Best laptime: 1m21.530s at 16:05 Programme: Jenson begun the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team’s 2012 pre-season testing programme at Jerez this morning. The day started slowly, with Jenson and the team conducting a number of shorter runs, before completing […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ferrari Jerez Test Day 1

Maranello, 7 February Circuit: Jerez circuit – 4.428 km Driver: Felipe Massa Car: Ferrari F2012 Weather: air temperature 5/18 °C, track temperature 6/26 °C. Sunny. First day of testing in 2012 for Scuderia Ferrari who, with Felipe Massa at the wheel, gave the F2012 its debut. For the full day, work centred almost exclusively on data acquisition relating to the handling of the new car: Felipe completed a total of 69 laps, the quickest in a time of 1.22.815. Testing at this track continues tomorrow, […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hispania Jerez Test Day 1

Circuito de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera Tuesday the 7th of February 2012 Weather: Sunny – air 19°C, track 27°C Circuit length: 4.423 km Pedro de la Rosa  F111-002 #23 12th 1’23.676 First day of pre-season testing in Jerez The Winter break has been a short one and, after only two months, a renewed HRT F1 Team returned to action today for the first Formula 1 pre-season tests being held at the Circuito de Jerez, with Pedro de la Rosa as the only driver at […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mercedes Jerez Test Day 1

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS began its 2012 testing programme in Jerez today, using the team's 2011 car, the MGP W02. - Nico tested during the morning while Michael was in the car for the afternoon. - Both drivers completed a set-up programme which focused on learning about the behaviour of the 2012 Pirelli tyres. - The reliable 2011 car also allowed the team to accumulate valuable mileage on a number of test items for the 2012 season. Michael will continue the test programme tomorrow, with Nico […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Williams Jerez Test Day 1

JEREZ TEST DAY ONE TUESDAY 7 FEBRUARY, 2012 Driver: Pastor Maldonado Chassis / engine: FW34-01 / RS27-5326/1 Location: Jerez de la Frontera 4.428km Objectives: Systems checks and aero testing Weather: Dry and sunny all day Ambient & track temps: 16ºC / 25ºC Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: We performed a number of systems checks on the car today, including testing our new engine installation and some aerodynamic correlation runs. Unfortunately testing was cut short with a couple of initial teething problems which we are currently […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sauber Jerez Test Day 1

Test in Jerez – Day one Jerez de la Frontera, 7th February 2012 – The Sauber F1 Team is happy with the first day of pre-season testing in Jerez. Kamui Kobayashi was at the wheel of the new Sauber C31-Ferrari. The car proved to be reliable which allowed Kamui to cover more than one hundred laps and the team to carry out a comprehensive test programme. Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera / 4.428 km Driver: Kamui Kobayashi (JP) Weather: Sunny all day, air 5-17°C, track […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Caterham Jerez Test Day 1

T01 Jerez - Day One Circuito de Jerez, Spain - Tuesday 7th February 2012 Driver: Heikki Kovalainen Chassis: CT01-#2 Total laps: 28 Best lap: 1.23.178 Heikki Kovalainen: “It’s good to be back at work after the winter break and great to see how up for the season ahead the whole team are. We were first out on track this morning and the early feeling I had from the car was good. It’s far too early to tell how much we’ve progressed but it already feels […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Toro Rosso Jerez Test Day 1

Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, 4.423 kms. Driver: Daniel Ricciardo Car: STR7 – 01 57 laps: Best time: 1:20.694 57 laps for STR 7 on the 7 Daniel Ricciardo: “It was really nice to be back in the cockpit for the first time since the Brazilian Grand Prix in November and being the first person to drive the STR7 was a little bonus. It was great to experience taking a completely new car out of the garage. We had a very productive morning, doing over […]

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011

Grosjean: I'm already training hard

Q&A with Romain Grosjean Romain, it has been 10 days since you were confirmed as a Lotus Renault GP driver for the 2012 season. What have been the major changes in your life since you found out that you will be driving for the team? The big change is that I wake up every morning very happy! Other than that I can now focus fully on next year and prepare myself physically for Formula 1. I came to Enstone last week and it was great […]

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

AT&T Williams Abu Dhabi Test Day One

Driver: Valtteri Bottas Chassis / engine: FW33-03 / CA325 Location: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi Objectives: Aero tests & development parts for 2012 Weather: Clear and sunny Ambient & track temps: 26°C - 31°C / 30°C - 42°C Tom McCullough, Race Engineer: Valtteri had his first day properly driving the car after previously doing straightline testing with the team. He got straight into it and did a really good job, enabling us to get through quite a long test programme and get all the data […]

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Team Lotus: Abu Dhabi young driver test day 1

Driver: Rodolfo Gonzalez (VEN) Chassis: T128-04 Best time: 1:44.022 No of laps completed: 87 Jody Egginton, Chief Engineer: “It was a good day today for Rodolfo and the team. We completed the full run plan which is excellent for a young driver who was last in an F1 car a year ago. This morning we focused on getting the driver used to the car and reacquainted with the circuit and then ran an aero programme, which all went to plan. In the afternoon we ran […]