2011 F1 testing
Rubens Barrichello set the fastest time of the Jerez test for Williams on the final day of running.
Barrichello’s lap of 1’19.832 was half a second faster than anyone else managed during the four days of running.
He also caused one of the day’s five red flags, coming to a stop on the track later on the day.
Kamui Kobayashi was second fastest and Fernando Alonso was third. The Ferrari driver once again completed the highest number of laps.
Bruno Senna posted the fifth fastest time in his first appearance for Renault, despite a spin at the hairpin on one lap.
The Lotus of Heikki Kovalainen was sixth-fastest but the car was once again hit by reliability problems including a water leak.
Testing was interrupted by red flags three times late in the morning – caused by Jerome d’Ambrosio, Nico Rosberg and Kamui Kobayashi, the latter making contact with the barrier at turn eight.
The final red flag came after Paul di Resta detected a problem with his car and pulled to a halt at Curva Dry Sack.
That coincided with a change in the weather. After three days of sunshine and clear skies the final day of the test was cloudy with track temperature around 20-25C, as much as 10C less than it had been earlier.
In the final half-hour rain began to fall and Barrichello, Alonso, Rosberg and Sebastien Buemi took the opportunity to sample Pirelli’s wet weather tyres.
|1||Rubens Barrichello||Williams-Cosworth FW33||1’19.832||103|
|2||Kamui Kobayashi||Sauber-Ferrari C30||1’20.601||86||0.769|
|3||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari F150th Italia||1’21.074||115||1.242|
|4||Sebastien Buemi||Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR6||1’21.213||90||1.381|
|5||Bruno Senna||Renault R31||1’21.400||68||1.568|
|6||Heikki Kovalainen||Lotus-Renault T128||1’21.632||43||1.800|
|7||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes W02||1’22.103||45||2.271|
|8||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault RB7||1’22.222||90||2.390|
|9||Jenson Button||McLaren-Mercedes MP4-26||1’22.278||70||2.446|
|10||Jerome d’Ambrosio||Virgin-Cosworth MVR-02||1’22.985||45||3.153|
|11||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes VJM04||1’23.111||99||3.279|
Best times at this test
Combined fastest laps for all four days.
|9||Sebastien Buemi||Toro Rosso||1’21.213||1.381|
|10||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso||1’21.214||1.382|
|13||Mark Webber||Red Bull||1’21.522||1.690|
|14||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull||1’21.574||1.742|
|16||Daniel Ricciardo||Toro Rosso||1’21.755||1.923|
|17||Adrian Sutil||Force India||1’21.780||1.948|
|22||Paul di Resta||Force India||1’22.945||3.113|
2011 F1 testing
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