F1 testing live: 13th February

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Ferrari mechanics recover Massa's car after he stopped this morning
Ferrari mechanics recover Massa's car after he stopped this morning

I’m in Jerez for the last day of the second F1 test of the year. Join us below as we follow developments from the track.

Testing times and laps completed

Full times and data from the whole four-day test here: Jerez test 1 statistics

Best times from today’s test

Driver Car Best time Laps Difference
Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25 79.583 113 0
Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes VJM03 80.18 84 0.597
Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth FW32 80.341 90 0.758
Robert Kubica Renault R30 80.358 85 0.775
Michael Schumacher Mercedes W01 80.613 84 1.03
Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault RB6 81.203 90 1.62
Felipe Massa Ferrari F10 81.485 160 1.902
Pedro de la Rosa BMW Sauber-Ferrari C29 82.134 105 2.551
Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth VR-01 82.912 63 3.329
Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR5 84.072 98 4.489

Testing notes

After two out of three days at Jerez spent on a wet track, the last thing the teams want today is more rain – but that’s exactly what they’ve got. Ahead of the final day of the second test the track is wet, rain is falling and there’s much cloud around the track.

As Lucas di Grassi pointed out when I spoke to him yesterday, part of problem with running in the wet is the cars can’t generate maximum cornering speeds and G-forces, so the cars aren’t being pushed to their limits.

The air temperatures are also much cooler than at a typical race weekend – it was around 10C for much of the day yesterday.

As usual I’ll be posting updates on Twitter which you can see below, along with other updates from people at the track.

Today’s testing line-up

There are two changes to the driver line-up from yesterday: Michael Schumacher is back in the Mercedes and Robert Kubica returns for Renault.

McLaren MP4-25Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes W01Michael Schumacher
Red Bull RB6Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari F10Felipe Massa
Williams FW32Rubens Barrichello
BMW Sauber C29Pedro de la Rosa
Renault R30Robert Kubica
Force India VJM03Adrian Sutil
Toro Rosso STR5Jaime Alguersuari
Virgin VR-01Lucas di Grassi

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:

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