Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Barcelona, 2012

Williams and Mercedes lead testing mileage as Lotus hit trouble

2012 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Barcelona, 2012
Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Barcelona, 2012

Williams have been the busiest team in testing so far, racking up over 3,750km with their FW34.

But Lotus, who covered the most distance in the first test at Jerez, did just seven laps at the Circuit de Catalunya before a problem with their E20 forced them to abandon the test.

Mercedes have also covered a large distance but have divided their efforts between their 2011 and 2012 cars so far.

They covered 3,398km with both their cars in public tests, plus a further 354km in a solo test with the W03 in Barcelona earlier this week, giving them a total mileage of 3,752km.

Testing mileages

Team Model Total laps Total distance (km)
Williams FW34 825 3,756.16
McLaren MP4-27 777 3,541.23
Force India VJM05 702 3,197.67
Sauber C31 691 3,149.19
Red Bull RB8 659 3,005.34
Ferrari F2012 619 2,820.16
Toro Rosso STR7 611 2,772.47
Caterham CT01 598 2,702.42
Mercedes W03 399 1,857.35
Lotus E20 411 1,821.50
Marussia MVR-02 338 1,568.74
Mercedes W02 348 1,540.94
HRT F111 108 478.22

Figures exclude solo shakedown tests and private tests.

Circuit de Catalunta fastest laps

Here are the fastest times set by each driver at this week’s Circuit de Catalunya test:

Driver Team Time Gap
1 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 1’22.312 0.000
2 Pastor Maldonado Williams 1’22.391 0.079
3 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1’22.608 0.296
4 Sergio Perez Sauber 1’22.648 0.336
5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1’22.891 0.579
6 Paul di Resta Force India 1’23.119 0.807
7 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’23.180 0.868
8 Jenson Button McLaren 1’23.200 0.888
9 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’23.384 1.072
10 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’23.563 1.251
11 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1’23.590 1.278
12 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1’23.618 1.306
13 Mark Webber Red Bull 1’23.774 1.462
14 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1’23.792 1.480
15 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’23.843 1.531
16 Bruno Senna Williams 1’25.711 3.399
17 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1’25.738 3.426
18 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham 1’26.035 3.723
19 Timo Glock Marussia 1’26.173 3.861
20 Vitaly Petrov Caterham 1’26.448 4.136
21 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1’26.809 4.497
22 Charles Pic Marussia 1’27.343 5.031

2012 F1 season


Browse all 2012 F1 season articles

Image ?? Jamey Price/F1 Fanatic