Jenson Button, McLaren, Barcelona, 2011

McLaren cover least test distance with new car

2011 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jenson Button, McLaren, Barcelona, 2011
Jenson Button, McLaren, Barcelona, 2011

McLaren covered the least distance in testing with their new car of all the teams, apart from HRT who have not yet tested their new car.

The data reflects the trouble the team have had with their MP4-26, which was introduced in the second test of the season at Jerez.

Lotus overcame a series of problems with their T128 to log one of the highest daily mileages of the year on their final day of testing.

Heikki Kovalainen covered 642km – the equivalent of more than two race distances – on his last day in the car.

Ferrari covered the most ground in the 15 days of pre-season testing, racking up almost 7,000km, almost twice as much as McLaren’s 3,601km.

Ferrari and Red Bull accumulated more than a season’s racing mileage in 15 days, each managing more than 6,100km.

Despite the usual testing problems most teams managed to share the run roughly equally between their two drivers. Mercedes gave Nico Rosberg extra running in Friday’s dry session to compensate for lost laps earlier in testing.

See below for a day-by-day breakdown on the amount of testing done by each team and driver. This does not include testing done in private ‘filming’ days.

Daily testing distances by car

This chart shows how many kilometres each car covered on each day of testing.

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2011carcolours.csv

1st Feb 2nd Feb 3rd Feb 10th Feb 11th Feb 12th Feb 13th Feb 18th Feb 19th Feb 20th Feb 21st Feb 8th Mar 9th Mar 10th Mar 11th Mar 12th Mar
150??? Italia 392.49 432.54 320.4 447.228 513.648 580.068 509.22 470.155 418.95 572.565 544.635 0 470.155 614.46 656.355 23.275
RB7 372.465 240.3 420.525 416.232 495.936 433.944 398.52 172.235 484.12 647.045 297.92 451.535 521.36 451.535 297.92 0
C30 272.34 168.21 416.52 416.232 247.968 371.952 380.808 363.09 581.875 535.325 325.85 418.95 498.085 442.225 456.19 0
W02 96.12 276.345 440.55 296.676 495.936 504.792 199.26 418.95 609.805 428.26 512.05 0 465.5 414.295 414.295 186.2
STR6 80.1 440.55 292.365 323.244 318.816 407.376 398.52 265.335 451.535 339.815 414.295 223.44 558.6 498.085 335.16 0
R31 112.14 416.52 380.475 252.396 283.392 380.808 301.104 218.785 474.81 432.915 442.225 218.785 539.98 260.68 311.885 0
FW33 312.39 316.395 404.505 61.992 163.836 438.372 456.084 242.06 549.29 279.3 563.255 0 134.995 488.775 465.5 107.065
VJM04 0 0 0 123.984 323.244 283.392 438.372 121.03 372.4 474.81 283.955 321.195 549.29 502.74 316.54 0
T128 0 60.075 152.19 239.112 177.12 270.108 190.404 251.37 391.02 223.44 65.17 367.745 456.19 214.13 642.39 0
MVR-02 0 0 0 185.976 252.396 318.816 194.832 539.98 307.23 451.535 214.13 265.335 297.92 446.88 214.13 0
MP4-26 0 0 0 256.824 305.532 159.408 309.96 358.435 251.37 432.915 470.155 344.47 265.335 0 265.335 153.615
F110 180.225 320.4 252.315 0 0 0 0 539.98 325.85 330.505 0 0 0 0 0 0
VJM03 396.495 444.555 468.585 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MP4-25 364.455 332.415 420.525 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
VR-01 284.355 136.17 456.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
F111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HRT did not test on the 10th-13th, 21st and 8th-12th. Ferrari, Mercedes and Williams did not test on the 8th. McLaren did not test on the 10th. Red Bull, Sauber, Renault, Force India, Lotus, Virgin and Toro Rosso did not test on the 12th.

Cars testing mileages

Team Model Total laps Total distance (km)
Ferrari 150??? Italia 1563 6,984.76
Red Bull RB7 1371 6,124.87
Sauber C30 1316 5,914.24
Mercedes W02 1286 5,777.65
Toro Rosso STR6 1194 5,351.89
Renault R31 1126 5,031.33
Williams FW33 1119 4,983.81
Force India VJM04 899 4,124.92
Lotus T128 816 3,719.08
Virgin MVR-02 807 3,707.78
McLaren MP4-26 785 3,601.28
HRT F110 445 1,949.28
Force India VJM03 327 1,309.64
McLaren MP4-25 279 1,117.40
Virgin VR-01 219 877.10
HRT F111 0 0

Drivers testing mileages

Driver Total laps Total distance (km)
Felipe Massa 774 3,501.711
Fernando Alonso 789 3,483.053
Mark Webber 730 3,272.088
Michael Schumacher 716 3,200.428
Rubens Barrichello 694 3,101.516
Sergio Perez 670 2,989.900
Kamui Kobayashi 646 2,924.340
Sebastian Vettel 641 2,852.779
Jerome d’Ambrosio 616 2,794.998
Paul di Resta 606 2,693.579
Sebastien Buemi 590 2,627.786
Nico Rosberg 570 2,577.226
Jaime Alguersuari 531 2,391.327
Adrian Sutil 518 2,312.313
Jenson Button 506 2,255.627
Vitaly Petrov 491 2,239.711
Lewis Hamilton 467 2,098.597
Pastor Maldonado 425 1,882.298
Heikki Kovalainen 409 1,870.537
Timo Glock 410 1,789.877
Nick Heidfeld 368 1,693.518
Narain Karthikeyan 336 1,441.880
Jarno Trulli 302 1,359.772
Robert Kubica 199 796.995
Nico H???lkenberg 102 428.660
Gary Paffett 91 364.455
Daniel Ricciardo 73 332.778
Vitantonio Liuzzi 70 325.850
Bruno Senna 68 301.104
Davide Valsecchi 50 232.750
Giorgio Mondini 39 181.545
Luiz Razia 29 134.995
Ricardo Teixeira 26 121.030

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