Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Barcelona, 2011

2011 F1 testing day 16 live: Barcelona

2011 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Barcelona, 2011
Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Barcelona, 2011

Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes and Williams are the only four teams remaining at the Barcelona test.

However they may have little opportunity to run today as heavy rain has hit the Circuit de Catalunya.

The other teams have all finished their pre-season testing allocation, apart from HRT who were supposed to be running today but can’t.

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

Team Car Friday 11th
McLaren MP4-26 Lewis Hamilton
Ferrari 150??? Italia Fernando Alonso
Mercedes W02 Nico Rosberg
Williams FW33 Pastor Maldonado

Best times at Barcelona this year

Team Driver Time Gap
1 Mercedes Michael Schumacher 1’21.268
2 Ferrari Fernando Alonso 1’21.614 0.346
3 Sauber Sergio Perez 1’21.761 0.493
4 Red Bull Sebastian Vettel 1’21.865 0.597
5 Renault Nick Heidfeld 1’22.073 0.805
6 Williams Rubens Barrichello 1’22.233 0.965
7 Toro Rosso Sebastien Buemi 1’22.396 1.128
8 McLaren Lewis Hamilton 1’22.888 1.620
9 Lotus Heikki Kovalainen 1’23.437 2.169
10 Force India Paul di Resta 1’23.653 2.385
11 Virgin Jerome d’Ambrosio 1’26.501 5.233
12 HRT Vitantonio Liuzzi 1’27.044 5.776

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

2011 testing so far

Date Circuit Fastest driver Car Best time Laps
1/2 Valencia Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault RB7 1’13.769 93
2/2 Valencia Fernando Alonso Ferrari 150??? Italia 1’13.307 108
3/2 Valencia Robert Kubica Renault R31 1’13.144 95
10/2 Jerez Felipe Massa Ferrari 150??? Italia 1’20.709 101
11/2 Jerez Michael Schumacher Mercedes W02 1’20.352 112
12/2 Jerez Nick Heidfeld Renault R31 1’20.361 86
13/2 Jerez Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth FW33 1’19.832 103
18/2 Catalunya Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault RB7 1’24.374 37
19/2 Catalunya Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault RB7 1’23.315 104
20/2 Catalunya Nico Rosberg Mercedes W02 1’23.168 92
21/2 Catalunya Felipe Massa Ferrari 150??? Italia 1’22.625 121
8/3 Catalunya Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault RB7 1’22.544 97
9/3 Catalunya Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault RB7 1’21.865 112
10/3 Catalunya Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari C30 1’21.761 95
11/3 Catalunya Michael Schumacher Mercedes W02 1’21.268 67


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)

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