Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Barcelona, 2011

Rain limits running in final day of testing

2011 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

The final day of pre-season testing saw heavy rain at the Circuit de Catalunya, which kept the few remaining teams present from completing all but a few laps.

Mercedes did the most, with Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg logging 40 between them.

Schumacher and Fernando Alonso did just five laps, each of which took over two minutes.

Rosberg set the fastest time of the day at the end of the session, but his 1’43.814 was over 20 seconds slower than dry-weather pace.

HRT did not participate in the test as some of their dampers were impounded by Spanish customs. A spokesperson for the team was unable to confirm where they had been manufactured or where they were being shipped from.

Driver Car Best time Laps Difference
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes W02 1’43.814 35
2 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth FW33 1’44.333 23 0.519
3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes MP4-26 1’44.560 33 0.746
4 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 150??? Italia 5
5 Michael Schumacher Mercedes W02 5

Image ?? Ferrari spa/Ercole Colombo