Vitaly Petrov, Renault, Barcelona, 2011

2011 F1 testing day 11: Barcelona

2011 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Vitaly Petrov, Renault, Barcelona, 2011
Vitaly Petrov, Renault, Barcelona, 2011

The final day of testing is at the Circuit de Catalunya today.

Michael Schumacher will be back at the wheel of the Mercedes, but most teams are running the same drivers as yesterday.

Here are the details on today’s test:

Drivers

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

Team Car Sunday 20th
Red Bull RB7 Mark Webber
McLaren MP4-26 Lewis Hamilton
Ferrari F150th Italia Felipe Massa
Mercedes W02 Michael Schumacher
Renault R31 Nick Heidfeld
Williams FW33 Pastor Maldonado
Force India VJM04 Adrian Sutil
Sauber C30 Sergio Perez
Toro Rosso STR6 Sebastien Buemi
Lotus T128 Jarno Trulli
Virgin MVR-02 Jerome d’Ambrosio

HRT are not participating in the last day of the test.

Best times so far at this test

Team Driver Time Gap
1 Mercedes Nico Rosberg 1’23.168
2 Red Bull Sebastian Vettel 1’23.315 0.147
3 Renault Vitaly Petrov 1’23.463 0.295
4 Toro Rosso Jaime Alguersuari 1’23.519 0.351
5 McLaren Lewis Hamilton 1’23.858 0.690
6 Ferrari Fernando Alonso 1’23.978 0.810
7 Williams Rubens Barrichello 1’24.008 0.840
8 Sauber Kamui Kobayashi 1’24.243 1.075
9 Force India Paul di Resta 1’25.194 2.026
10 Lotus Jarno Trulli 1’25.454 2.286
11 Virgin Timo Glock 1’26.598 3.430
12 HRT Vitantonio Liuzzi 1’27.044 3.876

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?â??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

Circuit

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 and Mercedes are providing live times from the test on their websites 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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26 comments on “2011 F1 testing day 11: Barcelona”

  1. Lotus have reduced the gap from the leader from 5 secs last year to 2! Not bad.

  2. Any idea what were the best times in 2009? specifically the cars that did not run with the double diffuser then?

    1. http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2008/11/17/2009-f1-testing-begins-pictures/ look at the cars :) completely different so i wouldnt compare times…cant seem to find the link to the times anyway.

      1. 1. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn BGP 001, 1:18.926
        2. Nico Rosberg, Williams FW31, 1:19.774
        3. Timo Glock, Toyota TF109, 1:20.091
        4. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull RB5, 1:20.576
        5. Fernando Alonso, Renault R29, 1:20.664
        6. Felipe Massa, Ferrari F60, 1:20.677
        7. Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber F1.09, 1:20.740
        8. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren MP4-24, 1:20.869
        9. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso STR4, 1:21.013
        10. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India VJM02, 1:21.045
        11. Sebastien Bourdais, Toro Rosso STR4, 1:21.629

        http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2009/3/9011.html

      2. Those are the 2008 cars so no wonder they’re completely different

        1. Is that kim jong il in your avatar lol?

      3. Wow, strange to see Ferrari used both test drivers… now they have three, none of them gets a taste of track.

  3. I do hope Mercedes aren’t sandbagging, won’t be able to put up with another year of failing. :(

    1. Ah there is that famous phrase!!! Heard it a lot last year, but you’re the first person I’ve seen use it this year…

      :)

      1. but he was probalby referring to Mercedes sandbagging the whole season in 2010 :-P

    2. I can confirm it to you that sandbagging is a myth. Don’t have hopes for anyone except Red Bull and maybe Ferrari to take a few wins.

      MB has confirmed that Merc & Mc are in deep trouble.

    3. I do hope Mercedes aren’t sandbagging, won’t be able to put up with another year of failing. :(

      What do you mean by saying “another year of failure”?

      The team has been in existence for only a year & won the WCC the previous year.

      If that be the case what should we sat about McLaren ,who’s been failing their stupid supporters for the past 13 years?

  4. the Williams live timing is awful IMO as it shows all the times from the weekend and not just from the day you’re on.

    1. They must of heard you, fixed now.

      1. They must of heard you, fixed now.

        Congrats to Sato113 on getting that fixed for us, your a total gent!.

  5. Wow, Mclaren are slow on the long runs (what are they up too?)

    At that pace I’d hope they have full tanks and some concrete blocks installed to slow the car down.

  6. No matter how carful Hamilton put it, reading between the lines, I think the McL has a serious issue in managing the tires. He’s the only one who explicitly stated that he’d like some additional testing time. I guess they all do, but nobody else put it so clearly.

    1. While we are talking about tyres, I really hope that the drivers will stop complaining about them. Pirelli brought tyres that wear quicker on purpose, it’s like these drivers only heard about this recently or something.

      1. We should be careful what we wish for, its conceivable that the tyre situation becomes a joke, which I think is what some drivers are concerned about.
        Webber seemed to imply once they get to a certain stage you’ve had it, a car on fresher rubber will just breeze by, which will be an overtake but boring to watch and not what most want. I guess as the season gets closer people just begin to worry and get nervous about the changes.

  7. McLaren in a ******** according to Martin Brundle.

    Drivers will bitch like crazy but I’m really liking what I’m seeing out on track. They are really having to drive the cars, loads of mistakes

    “Mercedes has poor traction, McLaren looks shocking as if on cold tyres, Red Bull+Ferrari+Renault Lotus Lada+Williams all pounding round”

    Brundle is correct most of the times & his observations are astute.

    Time for some heads to roll at McLaren. They just can’t get away with this mediocrity all the time.

  8. Ok

    Let me rephrase it

    McLaren in deep trouble according to Martin Brundle.

    Drivers will bitch like crazy but I’m really liking what I’m seeing out on track. They are really having to drive the cars, loads of mistakes

    “Mercedes has poor traction, McLaren looks shocking as if on cold tyres, Red Bull+Ferrari+Renault Lotus Lada+Williams all pounding round”

    Brundle is correct most of the times & his observations are astute.

    Time for some heads to roll at McLaren. They just can’t get away with this mediocrity all the time.

  9. Martin Brundle’s comments are really worrying. What with poor performance ( 3rd year running with possible excuse for 2009) and poor reliability it is time they either got back Ron Dennis (or equivalent), the Mc’s look hopeless. I cant believe LH wasnt ringing the neck out of the MP4-26. Sandbagging does not seem plausible. Mc will be relieved Bahrain was cancelled, no chance of a popular uprising in Oz is there ?

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