Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Barcelona, 2011

Felipe Massa heads the charts as Barcelona test ends

2011 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Barcelona, 2011
Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Barcelona, 2011

Felipe Massa set the fastest time on the final day in Barcelona.

The Ferrari driver lapped the Circuit de Catalunya in 1’22.625 – the quickest time seen during the four-day test.

Lewis Hamilton managed a productive day in the McLaren. He completed over 100 laps in the MP4-26 which has struggled to accumulate mileage over the course of its first two tests.

However the day came to an early end for Jarno Trulli after a problem with Lotus caused a crash at Campsa a little over an hour into the test.

With the car needing extensive repairs he was done for the day.

Nick Heidfeld had a quiet start to the morning due to a problem with the Renault’s KERS. Pastor Maldonado’s Williams also had a KERS glitch relating to the water pump.

The Williams driver was later able to run a long stint but his car came to a halt at the end of it, bringing out the red flags.

Another stoppage came close to the end of the session as Michael Schumacher hit trouble in the Mercedes.

The session was re-started with 11 minute to go giving a handful of drivers the chance to complete a few extra laps.

Driver Car Best time Laps Difference
1 Felipe Massa Ferrari F150th Italia 1’22.625 121
2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault RB7 1’23.442 69 0.817
3 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR6 1’23.550 90 0.925
4 Nick Heidfeld Renault R31 1’23.657 95 1.032
5 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes MP4-26 1’24.003 107 1.378
6 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth FW33 1’24.057 121 1.432
7 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes VJM04 1’24.177 64 1.552
8 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari C30 1’24.515 70 1.890
9 Jerome d’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth MVR-02 1’26.501 50 3.876
10 Michael Schumacher Mercedes W02 1’27.079 114 4.454
11 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault T128 1’29.992 18 7.367

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