Bruno Senna, Renault, 2011

2011 F1 testing day 7: Jerez

2011 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

It’s the final day of the F1 test at Jerez.

Bruno Senna will get his first drive in the Renault R31, and Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg will be back at the wheel as well.

You can find a full list of who’s driving and more information on today’s test below.


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

Team Car Driver
Red Bull RB7 Sebastian Vettel
McLaren MP4-26 Jenson Button
Ferrari F150th Italia Fernando Alonso
Mercedes W02 Nico Rosberg
Renault R31 Bruno Senna
Williams FW33 Rubens Barrichello
Force India VJM04 Paul di Resta
Sauber C30 Kamui Kobayashi
Toro Rosso STR6 Sebastien Buemi
Lotus T128 Heikki Kovalainen
Virgin MVR-02 Jerome d’Ambrosio

HRT are not present at this test.

Best times at this test so far

Team Driver Time Gap
1 Mercedes Michael Schumacher 1’20.352
2 Renault Nick Heidfeld 1’20.361 0.009
3 Ferrari Felipe Massa 1’20.413 0.061
4 McLaren Jenson Button 1’21.009 0.657
5 Toro Rosso Jaime Alguersuari 1’21.214 0.862
6 Sauber Kamui Kobayashi 1’21.242 0.890
7 Red Bull Mark Webber 1’21.522 1.170
8 Lotus Heikki Kovalainen 1’21.711 1.359
9 Force India Adrian Sutil 1’21.780 1.428
10 Virgin Timo Glock 1’22.208 1.856
11 Williams Rubens Barrichello 1’22.227 1.875


Today’s test is at the Jerez circuit in Spain:

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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Direction: Clockwise
Length: 4.428km
Fastest lap (all-time): 1’15.629 (Michael Schumacher, Ferrari)

2010 best times

The teams tested at Jerez for eight days last year, split into two sessions. These are the combined best times:

Team Car Driver Time
McLaren MP4-25 Jenson Button 1’18.871
Renault R30 Robert Kubica 1’19.114
Sauber C29 Kamui Kobayashi 1’19.188
Red Bull RB6 Mark Webber 1’19.299
Force India VJM03 Vitantonio Liuzzi 1’19.650
Toro Rosso STR5 Jaime Alguersuari 1’19.919
Mercedes W01 Nico Rosberg 1’20.061
Ferrari F10 Fernando Alonso 1’20.115
Williams FW32 Rubens Barrichello 1’20.341
Virgin VR-01 Timo Glock 1’22.433
Lotus T127 Jarno Trulli 1’23.470

Following the test live

Williams are providing live times from the test on their website here:

If you find any other good sources for live times, please post them in the comments.

You can follow live updates from F1 Fanatic and other people at Jerez using the Live F1 Twitter app (no Twitter account needed):

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17 comments on “2011 F1 testing day 7: Jerez”

  1. few minutes delayed timings and commentary but good overall.

    Any Live streaming links ?

  2. Edward Marshall
    13th February 2011, 8:14

    Alsonso out again? Isn’t it massa’s turn?

    1. No Massa did the first two days.

  3. Drivers to watch out for today – Senna, di Resta & Barichello.

    will be interesting to see how Senna does compared Nick & Petrov. Eyes will be on di Resta, there are high hopes from him, he should be eager to show that his selection over Hulk & Tonio is well deserved. And finally Rubens will show what the new Williams is capable of…

  4. Robert Silvestre
    13th February 2011, 10:00

    Rubens 1m19.832s, best time of the week so far, on the 1st of an 8-lap stint.

    1. The one lap difference in fuel load migth do the trick for about 0.3 seconds, rest is track evolving, putting Williams at about the same level as Renault and Mercedes.

      1. Apart from Merc aren’t the same level as Renault.

        Looking increasingly like Merc are off the pace, MSC topping the time means nothing, I was laughing tears with all the MSC and Merc are back the other day.
        If they are to be in the top five there upgrade really has to work.

      2. Agreed the track will be quicker.
        Its hard to tell where Williams are as they’ve had a lot of problems until now. Looks like they mush have everything working and seeing what the car can do.
        To compare we could do with them all doing quali sims but that won’t be today.

        1. Strange comments, Schumacher’s times on both the soft & harder tyres were right up there with the other teams fastest times so far…

  5. For now Senna is 1.6 seconds slower than Heidfeld despite a more rubbered track.

    1. It’s also a good 10C cooler today.

      1. Teams will be glad it is the last day af running than. Having rain is probably not what they were waiting for.

        Does make it easier to compare the times with last years times. If I remember right, that test was pretty wet with only extended period of dry running on the last day.

        1. Usually you’d be right but I think they’d like to get some proper wet running on the new Pirellis. Last year at Jerez it was quite wet (the test I was here for was, anyway) and they got a bit fed up with it but this year I think they’d like to try the Pirelli wets.

          1. I forgot about that, they did not do any wet running on those tyres yet (get Bahrain to do some tricks with the trucks like in that great Abu Dhabi session?).

            So maybe some rain in Barcelona to look forward to? I suppose most teams would not have their newest downforce wings out, so that test would be the optimal for some 2 days of rain.

          2. So now they got some of that for the last hour of testing today.

  6. Kovalainen puts himself into fifth spot with a time of 1.21.632.

    Was he on a few litres of fuel and the super-soft tyres or a full tank and the hard tyres? I guess we’ll never know.

    One thing is for sure, the Lotus looks to be in the mix.

    1. which, if its a true reflection of the car, can only be a good thing. We all want the backmarkers to move up and spice things up.

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