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
|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|
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 MP4-25 – Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes W01 – Michael Schumacher
Red Bull RB6 – Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari F10 – Felipe Massa
Williams FW32 – Rubens Barrichello
BMW Sauber C29 – Pedro de la Rosa
Renault R30 – Robert Kubica
Force India VJM03 – Adrian Sutil
Toro Rosso STR5 – Jaime Alguersuari
Virgin VR-01 – Lucas 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):
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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2010 F1 testing