Rubens Barrichello, Williams, Jerez, 2011

Barrichello fastest of all on final day in Jerez

2011 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Rubens Barrichello, Williams, Jerez, 2011
Rubens Barrichello, Williams, Jerez, 2011

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.

Driver Car Best time Laps Difference
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.

Driver Team Time Gap
1 Rubens Barrichello Williams 1’19.832 0.000
2 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’20.352 0.520
3 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1’20.361 0.529
4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’20.413 0.581
5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’20.493 0.661
6 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 1’20.601 0.769
7 Jenson Button McLaren 1’21.009 1.177
8 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1’21.099 1.267
9 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso 1’21.213 1.381
10 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso 1’21.214 1.382
11 Bruno Senna Renault 1’21.400 1.568
12 Sergio Perez Sauber 1’21.483 1.651
13 Mark Webber Red Bull 1’21.522 1.690
14 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1’21.574 1.742
15 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus 1’21.632 1.800
16 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1’21.755 1.923
17 Adrian Sutil Force India 1’21.780 1.948
18 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’22.103 2.271
19 Timo Glock Virgin 1’22.208 2.376
20 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’22.493 2.661
21 Pastor Maldonado Williams 1’22.591 2.759
22 Paul di Resta Force India 1’22.945 3.113
23 Jerome d’Ambrosio Virgin 1’22.985 3.153
24 Jarno Trulli Lotus 1’23.216 3.384

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