Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Valencia, 2011

2011 F1 testing day 2: Valencia

2011 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Valencia, 2011
Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Valencia, 2011

Testing for the 2011 season continues today at Valencia.

With Lotus set to join the test all 12 teams will be running together for the first time this year.

See below for details on today’s test session.


Today’s test is at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain:

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Direction: Anti-clockwise
Length: 4.005km
Fastest lap (all-time): 1’08.540 (Anthony Davidson, Honda, 2006)

The permanent track just outside Valencia, a short distance from the street track which hosts the European Grand Prix.

It has a short and compact configuration which does not have the kind of long straights seen on most modern F1 tracks. With lots of corners packed closely together it is most similar to the Hungaroring of the tracks on the 2011 F1 calendar.


The following drivers will be participating in today’s test:

Team Car Driver
Red Bull RB7 Sebastian Vettel (am), Mark Webber (pm)
McLaren MP4-25 Lewis Hamilton
Ferrari F150 Fernando Alonso
Mercedes W02 Nico Rosberg
Renault R31 Robert Kubica
Williams FW33 Rubens Barrichello (am), Pastor Maldonado (pm)
Force India VJM03 Paul di Resta
Sauber C30 Sergio Perez
Toro Rosso STR6 Sebastien Buemi
Lotus T128 Heikki Kovalainen
HRT F110 Narain Karthikeyan
Virgin VR-01 Timo Glock

Best laps at the test so far

Driver Car Best time
Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault RB7 1’13.769
Nico H???lkenberg Force India-Mercedes VJM03 1’13.939
Gary Paffett McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25 1’14.292
Fernando Alonso Ferrari F150 1’14.553
Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari C30 1’15.621
Jerome d’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth VR-01 1’16.003
Vitaly Petrov Renault R31 1’16.351
Michael Schumacher Mercedes W02 1’16.45
Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR6 1’17.214
Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth FW33 1’17.335
Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth F110 1’18.02

Best laps at this circuit in 2010

Team Car Time Driver
Ferrari F10 1’11.470 Fernando Alonso
Sauber C29 1’12.056 Kamui Kobayashi
McLaren MP4-25 1’12.256 Lewis Hamilton
Renault R30 1’12.426 Robert Kubica
Mercedes W01 1’12.438 Michael Schumacher
Toro Rosso STR5 1’12.576 Jaime Alguersuari
Williams FW32 1’13.377 Rubens Barrichello

Not present at this test in 2010: Red Bull, Lotus, HRT, Virgin

Live coverage

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