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???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???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???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:

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