2010 F1 testing live: 25th February

The teams are at the Circuit de Catalunya for the last test before Bahrain

The teams are at the Circuit de Catalunya for the last test before Bahrain

The F1 teams’ final four-day test at Barcelona starts today.

Who’s got the fastest car in F1 as the 2010 season begins? Find out as we follow developments from the Circuit de Catalunya live below.

Times from today’s test

Driver Car Best time Laps Difference
Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault RB6 81.487 109 0
Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth FW32 82.407 81 0.92
Nico Rosberg Mercedes W01 82.514 107 1.027
Pedro de la Rosa BMW Sauber-Ferrari C29 83.144 73 1.657
Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25 83.452 100 1.965
Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes VJM03 84.064 64 2.577
Fernando Alonso Ferrari F10 84.17 74 2.683
Vitaly Petrov Renault R30 84.173 73 2.686
Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR5 84.869 111 3.382
Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth VR-01 87.057 31 5.57
Fairuz Fauzy Lotus-Cosworth T127 88.002 76 6.515

Testing notes

The same 11 teams that were at Jerez last week will be present at the final test.

This final pre-season test is typically where teams try out new parts for the first race of the season. Keep an eye out for some aggressive new aerodynamic developments.

With dry weather expected for all four days keep an eye out for teams doing longer runs which will help us get a rough idea of how competitive their cars are. While McLaren set the best individual lap times at Jerez it looks as though Ferrari have the strongest package heading into this test.

But that picture could change in the next four days – it was at this test last year that the instant pace of the Brawn cars caught everyone by surprise.

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 C29Pedro de la Rosa
Renault R30 – Vitaly Petrov
Force India VJM03Vitantonio Liuzzi
Toro Rosso STR5Jaime Alguersuari
Virgin VR-01Lucas di Grassi
Lotus T127 – Fairuz Fauzy

The track: Circuit de Catalunya

The final test of 2010 is being held at the Circuit de Catalunya, where the teams will return later this year for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Rubens Barrichello set the fastest time during last year’s Spanish Grand Prix race weekend with a 1’19.954 in Q2. The fastest lap of the race itself was also set by Barrichello, a 1’22.762,

For further comparison, Valentino Rossi lapped the track in a 2008-specification Ferrari on GP2 slick tyres in a time of 1’21.900 earlier this year.

Live Tweets and times

Check out MSFree.gr for live times from the track during the test.

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.

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87 comments on 2010 F1 testing live: 25th February

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  1. MichaelinBeijing said on 25th February 2010, 7:19


    I think Lucas Di Grassi is driving for Virgin today.

  2. That link to live timing doesn’t seem to be working

    anybody know of any other ?

  3. Bertie said on 25th February 2010, 7:46

    I am SOOO happy that this has all started up again the last 3 days at work have dragged awfully.

  4. samuel said on 25th February 2010, 7:50

    does anyone know what times these tests start at?

  5. bwells said on 25th February 2010, 8:07

    it seems for now the Williams site is up.. but it usually has issues eventually… :)


  6. bwells said on 25th February 2010, 8:14

    Let’s see… the fastest time from last year was Jenson in the Brawn at 01:19.127… let’s see how close we get to that..

  7. Am I just sad or does anybody else have restless nights when there’s gonna be F1 track action the following day ? :)

  8. bwells said on 25th February 2010, 8:25

    I have restless nights during the tests.. lol… they start at midnight here in Canada.. :)

  9. Benson_Mutton said on 25th February 2010, 8:28

    I`m using this site aswell to follow all the action……….


  10. samuel said on 25th February 2010, 8:30

    here’s today’s direct live timing from the Greek site above


    guess we need to use google translate though..

  11. Peter said on 25th February 2010, 8:53

    Can anyone post the link to F1Today.nl live page of today? I cannot reach that link if I do not typ eit correctly and seem to mistype it every time.

    You should be able to find the link here:

  12. Peter said on 25th February 2010, 9:05

    It says here that there is so much media coverage that it’s almost impossible to work. Limiting web access for all. Keith and you are not even up there!

  13. MichaelinBeijing said on 25th February 2010, 9:14

    After one hour, no sign of our Keith anywhere…

  14. GeeMac said on 25th February 2010, 9:15

    As promised, I opened a twitter account yesterday and will be following the action on F1F and twitter.

    Isn’t technology wonderful…

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