2010 F1 testing live: 10th February

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Rain hit the first day's testing at Jerez
Rain hit the first day's testing at Jerez

I’m at Jerez for the first day of this week’s four-day test session. Join us as we follow the test live which today will include the unveiling of the Red Bull RB6.

Testing times and total laps

Times from today’s test

Driver Car Best time Laps Difference
Nico Rosberg Mercedes W01 80.927 57 0
Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR5 81.031 84 0.104
Nico H?â??lkenberg Williams-Cosworth FW32 82.243 118 1.316
Fernando Alonso Ferrari F10 82.895 88 1.968
Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari C29 83.287 55 2.36
Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25 84.947 68 4.02
Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes VJM03 84.968 71 4.041
Vitaly Petrov Renault R30 85.44 27 4.513
Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault RB6 86.502 50 5.575
Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth VR-01 98.734 5 17.807

Distance covered so far (all tests)

Driver Total laps Total distance (km)
Nico H?â??lkenberg 244 1027.134
Felipe Massa 226 905.13
Fernando Alonso 215 898.299
Nico Rosberg 215 885.186
Sebastien Buemi 209 872.577
Robert Kubica 188 752.94
Rubens Barrichello 177 708.885
Jenson Button 150 629.514
Kamui Kobayashi 151 628.02
Pedro de la Rosa 154 616.77
Michael Schumacher 122 488.61
Lewis Hamilton 108 432.54
Vitaly Petrov 102 419.931
Jaime Alguersuari 97 388.485
Gary Paffett 86 344.43
Vitantonio Liuzzi 71 314.388
Mark Webber 50 221.4
Timo Glock 5 22.14
Model Total laps Total distance (km)
F10 441 1803.429
FW32 421 1736.019
MP4-25 344 1406.484
W01 337 1373.796
STR5 306 1261.062
C29 305 1244.79
R30 290 1172.871
VJM03 71 314.388
RB6 50 221.4
VR-01 5 22.14
Engine Total laps Total distance (km)
Ferrari 1052 4309.281
Mercedes 752 3094.668
Cosworth 426 1758.159
Renault 340 1394.271

Testing notes

As well as the debut of the RB6 today we will see the Force India VJM03 and Virgin VR-01 in action for the first time.

Along with the seven teams from the first test that means ten cars will be on-track over the next four days. Unfortunately bad weather is expected to interfere with the running, with rain forecast for Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

For details on the amount of running done by each driver and car prior to this test, see the Valencia test round-up.

Today’s testing line-up

McLaren MP4-25Jenson Button
Mercedes W01Nico Rosberg
Red Bull RB6 – Mark Webber
Ferrari F10Fernando Alonso
Williams FW32Nico H?â??lkenberg
BMW Sauber C29Kamui Kobayashi
Renault R30 – Vitaly Petrov
Force India VJM03 Vitantonio Liuzzi
Toro Rosso STR5Sebastien Buemi
Virgin VR-01Timo Glock

The track: Circuito do Jerez

The teams are testing at the Circuito de Jerez, formerly the home of the Spanish (1986-1990) and European Grands Prix (1994 and 1997):

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Eight of this year’s pre-season test days will take place at this circuit. The teams last tested here during the young driver training days in December. On that occasion Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest time for Red Bull with a 1’17.418.

Tweets from the test

Here’s the ten latest Tweets from people at the track, including me:

If you would like to suggest a Twitter feed to add to the list, please suggest one in the comments. The list only updates when this page is refreshed.

2010 F1 testing

134 comments on “2010 F1 testing live: 10th February”

  1. let the games begin!!!

      1. looks like they have gone back to a more conventional rear suspension package…no more pull rod. But it’s hard to tell from the pics

        1. I think it is a pullrod still

          Newey quote;
          “As such, the car looks similar with elements such as the chassis and pull-rod rear suspension retained.”

  2. Nick Somebody
    10th February 2010, 7:38

    exciting. more testing and new cars. :-)

    still no live feed though. :-(

    Keith, If only you had access to

    A) a wireless connection a laptop, a small camera, and had an account with Justin.tv / Livestream / Ustream you could be live streaming the Red Bull launch and the testing.

    B) a smart 3G phone, an account with Justin.tv / Livestream / Ustream you could be live streaming the Red Bull launch and the testing.

    …anyway have fun at the test.

    1. Even if I had all that (and there’s no wireless at the track) you can only film at tests if you have a broadcasting deal with FOM :-(

      1. Nick Somebody
        10th February 2010, 9:29

        damn. That’s a shame.

        They should relax a bit on some of these rules. They should at least allow fans to post a few clips on Youtube. FOM is very quick to remove stuff.

        1. …Which means less ad exposure for teams… How can FOM’s draconian attitudes be helping Formula One? Maybe I’m oversimplifying things.

          1. On the whole its not that complicated, sure keep your hold of racing but testing?

            that doesn’t make sense. especially as they’re not filming it.

          2. Surely you can film for private use?

            Did you read about that Australian dude who challenged FOM in court over his Youtube films of an F1 race? He won.


          3. K, you can film for private use but putting your videos onto a website is no longer private use, it’s “broadcasting,” which is prohibited. It’s right there on every ticket.

            On the Australian guy, I think that his claim to have “won” that particular case is suspect. He simply submitted a counter-claim to YouTube, who reinstated his videos after FOM did not respond to their inquiries. Honestly, I’m not familiar enough with the relevant laws to know whether his case would stand up in a court of law. But surely FOM and the race promoters have the right to set whatever entry conditions they wish.

          4. surely FOM and the race promoters have the right to set whatever entry conditions they wish

            Within the relevant laws yes.

            This is his argument:

            1. It is not clear whether section 16 of the Australian Grands Prix Act 1994 (Vic) overrules the federal Copyright Act 1968 (where state and federal law is contradictory, federal law prevails), which would allow me make and post the videos under fair dealings provisions (non-commercial reporting of news or current events).

            2. I would argue that by allowing me to enter the grounds with a camera, the AGPC implicitly gave me permission to use it to photograph and video the event, and would know that this video may be published online as this is a common and widespread activity.

            3. Until I receive a request from the AGPC to assign to it copyright and intellectual property rights in the content, it provisionally still belongs to me.

            4. Therefore, AGPC or FOM cannot legitimately ask Youtube to remove the content it claims it owns when it has made no effort to verify its ownership of the content.

            5. The proper process would be for FOM to contact Youtube users who publish videos and ask them to include a “© FOM” notice on the video. FOM should develop guidelines and publish them on their website about how amateur content producers can create, share and publish ‘their’ F1 content.

  3. How long before the RB6 is unveiled?

  4. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81366

    Scarbs says that its an evolution of RB5, not more than that

  5. When does testing begin?? At what time??

  6. @ Catalina :) -> That was expected as they had one of the best cars last season .
    Gotta go , got an exam tomorrow :(

  7. Does anybody have the autosport live commntary link??

  8. Not sure about the start time today but last week it was 10am European

    1. It has started, at 9 am

  9. Thanks for the link…anyone got an English one, or if not, can someone post translations of anything major?

    1. Nick Somebody
      10th February 2010, 8:28

      you can paste that link into Google translate. all you need to do is set it to translate French into English. It’s not a perfect translation but good enough to get the idea of what they are saying.

  10. google translate

  11. I am not familiar with Jerez at all. Is it a circuit with lots of high speed corners or is it more point and squirt? From the the map it looks like a point and squirt.

    1. It’s pretty slow with one or two quick corners. A bit like the Hungaroring.

    2. Has everybody noticed the little ‘baby Jerez’ kart track beside the main circuit? Nice idea! All circuits should have one

      1. “Has everybody noticed the little ‘baby Jerez’ kart track beside the main circuit? Nice idea! All circuits should have one”

        Could you imagine a Suzuka version? :D

      2. Yeah it’s preety cool isn’t it??

      3. Donington Park has one too, it’s outlined in the carpark just to the east of the first corner.


      4. Have you noticed the baby baby Jerez circuit?

        if you zoom in on the baby circuit theres another one next to it!

  12. autosport worked great for me in english last time but doesn’t seem to be working today… :(

    1. finally… :)

  13. where I can watch it live……………

    1. Links to follow Jerez testing are given here:

      Hope it will be helpful

  14. It has started raining

  15. Picture from eddstrawF1 tweet at about 9:30, what is this on the McLaren?


    1. Bad form to reply to your own post but I now see Keith has some pictures of this and it is being debated on the testing pictures article.


    1 Rosberg Mercedes 1m20.927s
    2 Buemi Toro Rosso 1m21.031s +0.104
    3 Hulkenberg Williams 1m22.243s +1.316
    4 Alonso Ferrari 1m22.895s +1.968
    5 Kobayashi Sauber 1m23.787s +2.860
    6 Button McLaren 1m24.947s +4.020
    7 Liuzzi Force India 1m24.968s +4.041
    8 Petrov Renault 1m25.440s +4.513
    9 Webber Red Bull 1m26.502s +5.575

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