2010 F1 testing live: 18th February

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Paul di Resta is testing for Force India again today
Paul di Resta is testing for Force India again today

The rain looks set to stay at Jerez today as F1 testing continues at the track.

Heikki Kovalainen will get his first run in the Lotus today and at Mercedes Nico Rosberg will take over from Michael Schumacher. Follow testing with us below.

Times from today’s test

Driver Car Best time Laps Difference
Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth FW32 87.145 98 0
Vitaly Petrov Renault R30 87.828 56 0.683
Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault RB6 88.162 70 1.017
Nico Rosberg Mercedes W01 88.515 71 1.37
Felipe Massa Ferrari F10 88.879 92 1.734
Pedro de la Rosa BMW Sauber-Ferrari C29 89.691 8 2.546
Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes VJM03 90.344 33 3.199
Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth VR-01 90.476 72 3.331
Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes VJM03 90.666 24 3.521
Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25 90.979 57 3.834
Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR5 92.678 57 5.533
Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth T127 93.554 30 6.409

Testing notes

The dreaded rain arrived as expected yesterday, keeping many teams from getting their planned programmes of work completed. Unfortunately the forecast for today looks little better.

Today’s testing line-up

McLaren MP4-25Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes W01Nico Rosberg
Red Bull RB6Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari F10Felipe Massa
Williams FW32Rubens Barrichello
BMW Sauber C29Pedro de la Rosa
Renault R30 – Vitaly Petrov
Force India VJM03 – Paul di Resta
Toro Rosso STR5Sebastien Buemi
Virgin VR-01Timo Glock
Lotus T127Heikki Kovalainen

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. 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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