Narian Karthikeyan, HRT, Barcelona, 2011

2011 F1 testing day 9: Barcelona

2011 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Narian Karthikeyan, HRT, Barcelona, 2011
Narian Karthikeyan, HRT, Barcelona, 2011

Vitantonio Liuzzi will drive for HRT for the first time in Barcelona today.

But the Saturday crowd at the Circuit de Catalunya is likely to be more interested in Fernando Alonso.

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 Friday 18th
Red Bull RB7 Sebastian Vettel
McLaren MP4-26 Jenson Button
Ferrari F150th Italia Fernando Alonso
Mercedes W02 Nico Rosberg
Renault R31 Nick Heidfeld
Williams FW33 Rubens Barrichello
Force India VJM04 Paul di Resta
Sauber C30 Kamui Kobayashi
Toro Rosso STR6 Jaime Alguersuari
Lotus T128 Heikki Kovalainen/Ricardo Teixeira
HRT F110 Vitantonio Liuzzi
Virgin MVR-02 Timo Glock

Update: Ricardo Teixeira to drive for Lotus this afternoon.

Best times so far at this test

Team Driver Time Gap
1 Red Bull Sebastian Vettel 1’24.374
2 Ferrari Fernando Alonso 1’25.485 1.111
3 Toro Rosso Jaime Alguersuari 1’25.638 1.264
4 Sauber Kamui Kobayashi 1’25.641 1.267
5 McLaren Jenson Button 1’26.365 1.991
6 Force India Paul di Resta 1’26.575 2.201
7 Williams Rubens Barrichello 1’26.912 2.538
8 Mercedes Michael Schumacher 1’27.512 3.138
9 Lotus Heikki Kovalainen 1’30.065 5.691
10 Virgin Jerome d’Ambrosio 1’30.950 6.576
11 Renault Vitaly Petrov 1’35.174 10.800

2010 best times

These are the best times for each team from last year’s pre-season test at the Circuit de Catalunya:

Driver Car Best time
Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25 1’20.472
Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault RB6 1’20.496
Felipe Massa Ferrari F10 1’20.539
Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth FW32 1’20.614
Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes VJM03 1’20.667
Nico Rosberg Mercedes W01 1’20.686
Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari C29 1’20.911
Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR5 1’21.413
Vitaly Petrov Renault R30 1’22.523
Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth T127 1’25.059
Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth VR-01 1’25.942


Today’s test is at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain:

Direction: Clockwise
Length: 4.655km
Fastest lap (all-time): 1’18.483 (Fernando Alonso, Renault, 2008)

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 others at the Circuit de Catalunya using the Live F1 Twitter app (no Twitter account needed):

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