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DJ Lazy
02-11-2010, 12:12 AM
Well today was the first day of testing for Week 2 in Jerez... By the looks of reports it was pretty damn wet for most of the running.

here are the times... too lazy to format them tonight.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m20.927s 57
2. Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso 1m21.031s +0.104 84
3. Nico Hulkenberg Williams 1m22.243s +1.316 118
4. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m22.895s +1.968 88
5. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 1m23.287s +2.860 55
6. Jenson Button McLaren 1m24.947s +4.020 68
7. Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India 1m24.968s +4.041 71
8. Vitaly Petrov Renault 1m25.440s +4.513 27
9. Mark Webber Red Bull 1m26.502s +5.575 50
10. Timo Glock Virgin 1m38.734s +17.807 5

02-12-2010, 10:29 AM
Stupid wet testing...
Nice to see the Virgin car stay together. Also nice to see Barrichello slide off ;)

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:19.919 76
2. de la Rosa BMW-Sauber (B) 1:20.736 58
3. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:21.428 48
4. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:21.603 72
5. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:21.783 59
6. Petrov Renault (B) 1:22.000 68
7. Rosberg Mercedes GP (B) 1:22.820 53
8. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth (B) 1:23.217 120
9. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:23.985 68
10. di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth (B) 1:37.107 8

02-12-2010, 12:12 PM
I guess the no windtunnel and CFD only "ghetto" approach by Virgin and Branson isn't paying off... they're like 10 seconds off the pace everyday.

02-12-2010, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by rage2
I guess the no windtunnel and CFD only "ghetto" approach by Virgin and Branson isn't paying off... they're like 10 seconds off the pace everyday.

That and the whole "front wing wants to fall off of car" issue.


02-12-2010, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by rage2
I guess the no windtunnel and CFD only "ghetto" approach by Virgin and Branson isn't paying off... they're like 10 seconds off the pace everyday. With a grand total of 13 laps in the car I don't imagine either driver has had a chance to come close to pushing the limits of the car. That said, they're right where I expect them (and Campos, USF1, Lotus...) to be.

DJ Lazy
02-13-2010, 01:33 PM
Hamilton on top on the final day of week 2 testing! :D


Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1. Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1m19.583s 113
2. Adrian Sutil Force India 1m20.180s + 0.597s 83
3. Rubens Barrichello Williams 1m20.341s + 0.758s 90
4. Robert Kubica Renault 1m20.358s + 0.775s 85
5. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m20.613s + 1.030s 83
6. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1m21.203s + 1.620s 89
7. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m21.485s + 1.902s 160
8. Pedro de la Rosa Sauber 1m22.134s + 2.551s 105
9. Lucas di Grassi Virgin 1m22.912s + 3.329s 63
10. Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso 1m24.072s + 4.489s 98

DJ Lazy
02-17-2010, 10:41 PM
No point in making a Week 3 test thread is there? Heck, this one wasn't nearly as information packed as the Week 1..


Todays Times....

Unofficial Wednesday times from Jerez:
1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 1:22.593, 99 Laps
2. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, 1:23.017, 72 Laps
3. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 1:23.204, 72 Laps
4. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, 1:23.322, 79 Laps
5. Pedro de la Rosa, BMW Sauber, 1:23.367, 76 Laps
6. Michael Schumacher, Mercedes GP, 1:23.803, 111 Laps
7. Adrian Sutil, Force India, 1:24.272, 28 Laps
8. Paul di Resta, Force India, 1:25.088, 74 Laps
9. Vitaly Petrov, Renault, 1:26.237, 55 Laps
10. Rubens Barrichello, Williams, 1:27.320, 109 Laps
11. Fairuz Fauzy, Lotus, 1:31.848, 76 Laps
12. Timo Glock, Virgin, 1:34.453, 10 Laps

I gotta admit, I am pretty impressed with the Toro Rosso guys so far in testing, they've been near the top end a lot.

02-17-2010, 11:24 PM
Remember that last year's car can do ~1:17 at Jerez, so the times are completely meaningless right now. It's so tough to tell how anyone is doing because fuel weights can vary laptimes by > 6 seconds.

A lot of teams are testing low fuel by running out of fuel on the track (hence the many red flags) but they're doing the runs at reduced throttle/reduced revs, so we have yet to see an actual low fuel ultimate lap.

Mercedes haven't even used their 2010 aero parts yet, they're STILL using a modified 2009 diffuser.

That's why there hasn't been much talk about testing. It's all speculation right now, and you saw how wrong we all were last year (with the exception of BrawnGP predictions).

02-20-2010, 01:59 PM
Here are some shots, interesting to see the different shape of the noses. Most cars have a really wide and high nose. The Lotus almost loos like last years car. The narrower tyre is also apparent.












03-01-2010, 08:34 PM
New areo updates for Ferrari
neat !

Redesigned Ferrari wheel

Vents above exhaust

shark fin