2010 F1 testing live: 20th February

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Today is the final day of the Jerez test
Today is the final day of the Jerez test

Jerez was dry for yesterday’s test but several other days spoiled by rain you can’t help but feel the teams will be glad to see the back of the circuit after their eighth day at the Spanish track today.

Join us below to find out if the teams get better weather for the final day of testing at Jerez.

Today’s times from Jerez

Full statistics from the second Jerez test here: Jerez test 2 statistics

Driver Car Best time Laps Difference
Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25 78.871 108 0
Robert Kubica Renault R30 79.114 117 0.243
Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari C29 79.188 117 0.317
Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes VJM03 79.65 80 0.779
Nico Rosberg Mercedes W01 80.061 130 1.19
Fernando Alonso Ferrari F10 80.436 137 1.565
Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR5 81.053 139 2.182
Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault RB6 81.194 87 2.323
Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth FW32 81.919 137 3.048
Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth VR-01 82.433 23 3.562
Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth T127 83.47 141 4.599

Testing notes

Jarno Trulli gets his first taste of the Lotus T127 today. The team have completed 174 laps’ testing this week, just 29 fewer than Virgin who were able to test throughout last week as well.

Two teams have now logged over 1,000 laps of testing – Ferrari (1,098) and Williams (1,043).

Mark Webber set the fastest time of the test so far yesterday in the Red Bull RB6 – will anyone beat his mark today?

Today’s testing line-up

McLaren MP4-25Jenson Button
Mercedes W01Nico Rosberg
Red Bull RB6Mark Webber
Ferrari F10Fernando Alonso
Williams FW32Nico H???lkenberg
BMW Sauber C29Kamui Kobayashi
Renault R30Robert Kubica
Force India VJM03Vitantonio Liuzzi
Toro Rosso STR5Jaime Alguersuari
Virgin VR-01Lucas di Grassi
Lotus T127Jarno Trulli

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.

Live Tweets and times

You can find live times from the track on this site.

Here’s the latest Tweets from people at the track (plus me):

If you would like to suggest a Twitter feed to add to the list, please name them in the comments. The list only updates when this page is refreshed.

2010 F1 testing

67 comments on “2010 F1 testing live: 20th February”

  1. Yay for Webber. Go the Aussies!!!

    1. lotus all the way

      1. proud to be a malaysian

  2. live timing link either doesn’t work or you linked to yesterday’s page… :( we need that info please someone fix it :)

    1. Have updated the link.

  3. nevermind I found the link to today’s live times here is the link http://www.msfree.gr/ms.php?id=10840

  4. Keith, I know, Force India really confused all on this week already, but Tonio drives the car, not Jarno. : )

    1. Got the Italians mixed up! Changed it now, thanks.

  5. Not sure why Fernando’s not in the MSFree live timing screens… F1Today says he’s done 12 laps with a 1:22.023..

  6. Q. Is Sauber officially entered in the 2010 F1 championship. There appears to be a noticeable lack of team and driver info on the official F1 web site. If yes, why no info, if no why are they testing?
    I am so confused. And why doe sthe F1 regime and FIA not have a contact department for asking simple questions, like why does your web page take so long to load on older machines.
    So insular they are.

  7. I even tried to trick it into giving me Alonzo’s times but no go.. I wonder whats up.. :(

    1. Not sure how their system works, but looks as if they either aren’t receiving Alonso’s data, or haven’t added him as someone to receive data from, if that makes sense.

      1. Looks like they noticed, his times are up now :)

  8. Here’s hoping for a dry day, and lots of running from the new guys!

  9. An off-topic question: What is the miniature track on the north west corner of the satellite image. It seems to be a replica of the larger track.

    Why has it been built on a smaller scale at the same site?

    1. In fact, a little north-east of this miniature track, there is another even more smaller version of this track.

      Why are these random decorations there?

      1. Its a track for go-karts

    2. Its bernie’s very own scaled down track…

    3. Is the kart track open? Keith, in your spare time :-) pop over there and get some of the lap times.

  10. Those are cart tracks… so I guess you can work your way up racing the same lay out… a great idea actually.. 8)

  11. Kubica did six laps averaging 1.19.4!

    1. SO Renault do have a bit of speed to go with their supposed fuel efficiency, good news!

    2. Was that on the kart track?

  12. Kubica 1.19,4 (6 laps) wow, Renault has a great pace with this retro front wing. . .

  13. So, Button came out fighting then

  14. Fast lap from Button to get under 1.19, but only with a single flying lap.

    Looks like Kubica is doing very consistent runs with varying fuel levels.

  15. Button Two laps


  16. Wow, I knew that Renault hasn’t dropped to the medfield as some would want, but those times are much better than I expected from the Bee :D

    1. The variance in times from lap to lap is the clearest indication to you that the times on this screen are basically meaningless. All the drivers have lap times that are varying by half a second or more from lap to lap – there’s no traffic on the road during a test, so it shows you that the cars aren’t being pushed at all. Occasionally a driver will slip a quick lap in to see how things are, but that’s still no reason to believe it’s representative – either he’ll be told to back off the next lap or it’ll be part of some plan to thrown other team’s analysis off.

      1. Aleksandar Serbia
        20th February 2010, 13:20

        Yep you are right Hairs which can only mean one thing, this day to day check up on test times is useless and gives nerds their only person to person talk during the day, and even that is through this blog!
        Only the first race will show progress, and this new rule of no re fulling means only one thing : It is even harder to comprehend the true performance of a car!

  17. I’m not surprised to see the best times go down from yesterday. I expect the times to go down from one dry day to the next as they typically do from Friday practice to Saturday qualifying if weather conditions approve or remain consistent.

  18. what happened to webber? Red flagged? Is he not coming back out?

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