2010 F1 testing live: 11th February

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Virgin have cut their second test day short after front wing failure
Virgin have cut their second test day short after front wing failure

It’s day two of F1 testing at Jerez. Join us as we follow the session below.

Testing times and laps

Best times from today’s test

Driver Car Best time Laps Difference
Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari C29 79.95 103 0
Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR5 80.026 121 0.076
Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25 80.618 83 0.668
Nico H?â??lkenberg Williams-Cosworth FW32 80.629 67 0.679
Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes VJM03 80.754 80 0.804
Michael Schumacher Mercedes W01 81.083 124 1.133
Fernando Alonso Ferrari F10 81.424 129 1.474
Robert Kubica Renault R30 82.003 103 2.053
Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault RB6 82.043 99 2.093
Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth VR-01 89.964 11 10.014

Distance covered so far (all tests)

Driver Total laps Total distance (km)
Fernando Alonso 344 1469.511
Sebastien Buemi 330 1408.365
Nico H?â??lkenberg 311 1323.81
Robert Kubica 291 1209.024
Kamui Kobayashi 254 1084.104
Michael Schumacher 246 1037.682
Jenson Button 233 997.038
Felipe Massa 226 905.13
Nico Rosberg 215 885.186
Rubens Barrichello 177 708.885
Vitantonio Liuzzi 151 668.628
Mark Webber 149 659.772
Pedro de la Rosa 154 616.77
Lewis Hamilton 108 432.54
Vitaly Petrov 102 419.931
Jaime Alguersuari 97 388.485
Gary Paffett 86 344.43
Timo Glock 16 70.848
Model Total laps Total distance (km)
F10 570 2374.641
FW32 488 2032.695
W01 461 1922.868
STR5 427 1796.85
MP4-25 427 1774.008
C29 408 1700.874
R30 393 1628.955
VJM03 151 668.628
RB6 149 659.772
VR-01 16 70.848
Engine Total laps Total distance (km)
Ferrari 1405 5872.365
Mercedes 1039 4365.504
Cosworth 504 2103.543
Renault 542 2288.727

Testing notes

It’s day two of the four-day F1 test at Jerez. Yesterday’s running was disrupted by rain and it looks like we could have more of the same today, although it isn’t raining at the track as I write this, about half an hour before the session is due to start.

The driver line-up is the same as yesterday’s with two dfferences: Michael Schumacher takes over from to replace Nico Rosberg and Renault have decided to put Robert Kubica in the car instead of Vitaly Petrov.

Today we will see whether Virgin can get some solid running done after problems restricted them to just five laps so far.

We’ll also see if Mark Webber has a trouble free-day in the new RB6, which broke down yesterday and was sidelined for several hours for repairs.

See here for best times and laps completed so far: 2010 F1 testing live: 10th February.

Today’s testing line-up

McLaren MP4-25Jenson Button
Mercedes W01Michael Schumacher
Red Bull RB6Mark Webber
Ferrari F10Fernando Alonso
Williams FW32Nico H?â??lkenberg
BMW Sauber C29Kamui Kobayashi
Renault R30Robert Kubica
Force India VJM03Vitantonio Liuzzi
Toro Rosso STR5Sebastien Buemi
Virgin VR-01Timo Glock

Live timing

Williams are showing live timing from the track on their website.

The track: Circuito de 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

209 comments on “2010 F1 testing live: 11th February”

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  1. Good morning Keith.. Have a good day…:)

    We may see campos as Volkswagen from next year… http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=357158&FS=F1

    Comment first posted by jose here http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2010/02/10/f1-testing-pictures-10th-february/#comment-330804

    1. How realiable is that source??

      1. AS are known to be a thoroughly unbiased non-sensationalist publication who only ever report facts…

        Oh no hang on I mean the opposite.

    2. If that’s true, Stefan GP can kiss goodbye to racing at Bahrain.

    3. Video of catastrophic front wing failure of Virgin VR01 (at 0:20)


      1. Doesn’t look like front mounting brackets to me.. it clearly snaps in half at 0:15

  2. Rain rain go away…

  3. Hey Keith… hope you have another amazing day.. :) the forecast is for decent weather… are they right??… :)

    1. Looks OK so far – here’s a couple of pictures I just posted on Twitter:



  4. Before I came here I was hoping to be able to post updates from the track side but there isn’t a wireless connection for the media as far as I can tell. Using my regular service provider is prohibitively expensive.

    So it looks like I’ll only be able to post updates when I’m in the media centre, so apologies if there’s occasional radio silence from me.

    Alternatively, if anyone can suggest an alternative way of getting a wireless connection out here please do!

    1. Well, if I may speak for myself. Im already happy that you give us the updates needed to fulfill our Formula 1 hungry heart with new info’s ;-)

      Have fun today mate!

      1. You speak for me too Beri, no point in Keith getting into debt with Vodafone just because I wanna see some information that is invalid.

  5. I agree.. your work is amazing…
    the only real option could be a new smart phone with good cellular service.. or if you had a cellular card in your lapper..
    you might need some donations for that… lol :)

    1. I can do pics and video from my phone no problem, it’s the cost of carriage that’s holding me back – I can’t afford £3 per meg.

      1. Any unlimited Data plans in the UK?
        Can the plan be subsidized through your website?

        1. @ccolanto – It’s the roaming charges that are the problem. Mobile data within the UK is fine; take your laptop abroad and you get totally screwed on costs!

  6. oh how i wish i was there, have fun :)

  7. I’m thinking of you there waiting… hearing the engines start up… and it makes me think of what it’ll be like in Montreal when I get to go to my first GP… stellar… my son said when he went to the Italian GP last year… he was walking towards the track and from a kilometer away he could hear the engines echoing through the hillside… man I can’t wait!!

    1. Bwells, what kind of tickets were you able to get your hands on for Montreal?

  8. Buemi, Glock, Alonso, Liuzzi and Hülkenberg all get straight down to work as the session begins.

    1. The session started at 9am CET+1? I thought it would start at 10am.
      Well anyway, we can have a quick working day again as we check on live timing and twitter!

  9. Jarred Walmsley
    11th February 2010, 8:06

    Keith, I’m assuming that the 3pounds(dont have a pound symbol on my keyboard) per meg is due to you being on a british carrier overseas, as the costs escalate in NZ when we go overseas as well so could I suggest you buy a Spanish sim card and therefore have cheaper internet access?

    1. I’ve had a look at that but haven’t found any cost-effective solutions. If anyone out there has a knowledge of the Spanish mobile market and can recommend a package please let me know.

      1. Hell, you could just get a BlackBerry from AT&T in the US, sign up for the unlimited international data roaming plan at something like a hundred and fifty bucks a month, and tether it to your laptop… :)

        It’s possible that BlackBerries in the UK have better roaming data plans as well. You can’t get a similar plan here without a BB, as far as I know…

  10. sounds like a great idea… :) lets get some laps in!!

  11. It would Be nice to see VW on the grid, but they have left it too late to salvage campos meta, I feel campos might have a below par challanger this year – being the first time that have designed an f1 car and all that. Maybe the first season as vw, then once they are sorted out change to Audi or dare I say it Lamborghini!!! however let’s not get carried away, I sort of don’t trust manufacturers anymore, afterall if vw did enter all it would do is provide stability for a few seasons and then they would leave, just like honda (4 years?) BMW (3 years?) and toyota (7 years). These manufacturer teams come in and employ so many people that when the team leaves and is baught over, there has to be cut backs , sacrafices and job losses – alla brawn 2009.

    1. “Maybe the first season as vw, then once they are sorted out change to Audi or dare I say it Lamborghini!!!”

      Maybe Skoda? ;-)

      1. Or SEAT, which would make much more sense given the enduring F1-obsession.
        Get De La Rosa to drive, and Roberto’s your madre’s hermano.

        1. Or Bugatti???

  12. Darn Hulkenburg was tweeting while driving and caused a red flag!!… lol

  13. Bad news. Rain again.
    Keith, hope you got the umbrella in your suitcase.

  14. Lets hope they get some laps in before it really starts to rain..

  15. Where is the Lotus?

    1. It’s launched tomorrow and expected to be at Jerez next week. They have got a hospitality van here already.

      1. oh man ~ make sure you grab a memento from that Lotus van Keith! :)

    2. Still back in Blighty…they’re officially launching it tomorrow and then heading out to the next Jerez test.

  16. There coming next test… Webber is flying so far..

  17. Nearly an hour has gone by but nobody have done any time.

    1. 1Webber Red Bull 1m26.341s
      2Buemi Toro Rosso 1m26.361s +0.020
      3Kobayashi Sauber 1m27.689s +1.348
      4Alonso Ferrari 1m29.584s +3.243

      1. Latest update

        1 Webber Red Bull 1m26.341s
        2 Buemi Toro Rosso 1m26.361s +0.020
        3 Kobayashi Sauber 1m27.689s +1.348
        4 Alons Ferrari 1m29.584s +3.243
        5 Schumacher Mercedes 1m33.105s +6.764
        6 Button McLaren 1m33.555s +7.214

  18. Pilotes Equipes Temps Ecarts Trs
    1 M.Webber Red Bull 1:26.341 +-.— 12
    2 S.Buemi Toro Rosso 1:26.361 +-.— 6
    3 K.Kobayashi Sauber 1:27.694 +-.— 13
    4 F.Alonso Ferrari 1:28:584 +-.— 6
    6 J.Button McLaren 1:33.555 — 5
    5 T.Glock Virgin 1.36.045 +-.— 4
    7 M.Schumacher Mercedes -.–.— +-.— —
    8 N.Hulkenberg Williams -.–.—

  19. Schumacher just did 1.27.645 which is 3rd.

    1. But Webber just did 1.25.591,which is the fastest of the day.

      1. Schumacher beat it 1.25.116

  20. I said it last year, and I’ll say it again…

    The rain
    In Spain
    Falls mainly on
    F1 test days

    1. haha hilarious

    2. Lol ajokay!
      I suppose you could therefore say:
      The Rain
      In Spain is
      A Pain in
      the a&&!

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