Lewis Hamilton joins F1 testing today and Kamui Kobayashi will get his first laps at the wheel of a BMW Sauber.
Join us as we follow the second F1 test day at Valencia.
Today’s testing times
|Felipe Massa||Ferrari F10||71.722||125|
|Kamui Kobayashi||BMW Sauber-Ferrari C29||72.056||96|
|Lewis Hamilton||McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25||72.256||108|
|Robert Kubica||Renault R30||72.426||119|
|Nico Rosberg||Mercedes W01||72.899||119|
|Rubens Barrichello||Williams-Cosworth FW32||73.377||102|
|Sebastien Buemi||Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR5||73.823||107|
Most of the teams are sticking with the same drivers they used yesterday, apart from the two exceptions mentioned above.
Nico Rosberg will get a full day in the Mercedes W01, with Michael Schumacher set to take over from him on Wednesday. The younger of the two Mercedes drivers has asked for some changes to be made to his seat to make him more comfortable in the car.
Surprisingly for the first day of testing, yesterday saw few interruptions and generally good reliability. The major exceptions were Toro Rosso, who had a problem with their gearbox actuator which they were unable to repair fully before the end of the session and were planning to work on overnight.
As well as getting our first look at three new cars yesterday, several teams had new parts on their cars. You can see pictures of those cars in yesterday’s post.
Today’s testing line-up
McLaren MP4-25 – Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes W01 – Nico Rosberg
Ferrari F10 – Felipe Massa
Williams FW32 – Rubens Barrichello
BMW Sauber C29 – Kamui Kobayashi
Renault R30 – Robert Kubica
Toro Rosso STR5 – Sebastien Buemi
Timing and other resources
The following sites often have live timing information:
If you know of any others, please post details in the comments.
Several drivers, teams and journalists are providing updates from the track. If you’re on Twitter and would like to follow them you can find links to their accounts in the F1 Twitter directory.
The latest Tweets from people at the track today will appear below:
You can find details of future F1 tests in the F1 Fanatic Google Calendar.
Testing so far
The charts below show how much testing each driver, car and engine had done before the start of today’s test.
The teams have a maximum testing limit of 15,000km. They’ll struggle to do that much in the 15 days’ testing they have between now and the start of the season, but the allocation also has to cover any extra testing they may need to do during the season if they choose to bring in a driver with no previous experience.
The data below also shows how many laps have been logged by each of the four different engine manufacturers in F1:
Drivers’ test mileages
Car test mileages
Engine test mileages
The teams remain at the Ricardo Tormo road course just outside Valencia in Spain (not the street track which is the venue for the European Grand Prix).
The weather is expected to remain much the same as yesterday – dry with temperatures peaking at around 14C.
2010 F1 testing