The F1 teams reach the halfway point in their preparations for the 2010 season today – it’s the eighth day of their 15-day testing allocation.
We now have 11 teams working at Jerez as Lotus has joined in with its newly-launched T127. Join us to follow testing as-it-happens below.
Times from today’s test
|Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault RB6||82.593||99||0|
|Lewis Hamilton||McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25||83.017||72||0.424|
|Felipe Massa||Ferrari F10||83.204||72||0.611|
|Sebastien Buemi||Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR5||83.322||79||0.729|
|Pedro de la Rosa||BMW Sauber-Ferrari C29||83.367||76||0.774|
|Michael Schumacher||Mercedes W01||83.803||111||1.21|
|Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes VJM03||84.272||28||1.679|
|Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes VJM03||85.088||74||2.495|
|Vitaly Petrov||Renault R30||86.237||55||3.644|
|Rubens Barrichello||Williams-Cosworth FW32||87.32||109||4.727|
|Fairuz Fauzy||Lotus-Cosworth T127||91.848||76||9.255|
|Timo Glock||Virgin-Cosworth VR-01||92.417||10||9.824|
The weather in Jerez last week wasn’t great with two of the four days’ running disrupted by rain. Unfortunately it’s set to be just as bad if not worse over the next four days.
Due to the agreements the teams have with the circuits, they’ll only be able to move to a different venue if they look like getting zero chance of dry running. At the moment it looks like they willl get a dry day on Friday, but heavy rain is forecast for today and tomorrow.
Today Lotus becomes the second of the new teams to join testing – we’ll see if they an get their car on-track more quickly and with fewer problems than Virgin did last week.
Another new addition to this week’s test is Paul di Resta, who will get half a day’ running in the Force India.
Today’s testing line-up
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 – Vitaly Petrov
Force India VJM03 – Adrian Sutil/Paul di Resta
Toro Rosso STR5 – Sebastien Buemi
Virgin VR-01 – Timo Glock
Lotus T127 – Fairuz Fauzy
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. Last week Lewis Hamilton set a best time of 1’19.583 at the track.
Tweets from the test
Here’s the ten latest Tweets from people at the track (plus me):
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