2009 F1 testing: March 10th (Updated: pictures added)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

BMW flexed their muscles in testing yesterday with Nick Heidfeld half a second faster around the Circuit de Catalunya than anyone else. They almost certainly don’t have that great an advantage over their rivals – and nor should McLaren be quite as slow as Heikki Kovalainen’s time yesterday suggests. But an impression is growing that … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: March 10th (Updated: pictures added)

2009 F1 testing: March 4th (Update: pictures added)

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Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen join in the testing action at Jerez today. McLaren have been using their 2008-spec rear wing again recently, prompting speculation over whether they are having problems with their MP4-24. Timo Glock has been fastest for Toyota over the past two days. Will Jarno Trulli keep the team on top as … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: March 4th (Update: pictures added)

2009 F1 testing: February 18th (update: pictures added)

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Ferrari, Toyota and BMW head into their penultimate day of testing at Bahrain. There wasn’t much to choose between them yesterday, with the trio covered by just 0.4s. Felipe Massa takes over from Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari today. Meanwhile back in Europe the remaining teams seem to have dropped their plans to test at Barcelona … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: February 18th (update: pictures added)

2009 F1 testing: February 11th (Update: pictures added)

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Testing continues at Bahrain and Jerez today with eight teams putting more miles on their 2009 cars. Among the many things to keep an eye on today is the planned return of Mark Webber to the cockpit, 82 days after breaking a leg in a cycling accident. He was seen limping during the Red Bull … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: February 11th (Update: pictures added)

2009 F1 testing: February 10th (Update: video and pictures added)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Now the run-up to the 2009 F1 season really gets under way, with major tests on three of the next four weeks. After the launch of Red Bull’s RB5 yesterday there are now seven new F1 cars in action. The first of those starts today with F1 teams running in Jerez and Bahrain. Follow today’s … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: February 10th (Update: video and pictures added)

2008 F1 testing round-up 12: Paul Ricard

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The ten remaining Formula 1 teams spent Wednesday to Friday testing at Paul Ricard, former home of the French Grand Prix. It was very much a test in two parts, with the teams testing high-downforce configurations for the Monaco Grand Prix, the next round of the championship, and low-downforce settings for the Canadian Grand Prix … Continue reading 2008 F1 testing round-up 12: Paul Ricard

F1 testing round-up 10: Catalunya & Jerez

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The final big test before the 2008 season was completed this week and it wasn’t Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen or Michael Schumacher who set the fastest time – it was Jarno Trulli. Afterwards a confident Trulli praised the new Toyota: The TF108 is a completely different car. Last year straightaway I knew we had a … Continue reading F1 testing round-up 10: Catalunya & Jerez

2008 F1 testing round-up 9: Circuit de Catalunya & Valencia

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Most of the teams tested at the Circuit de Catalunya this week, with BMW decamping to Valencia for a private test, and the beleaguered Super Aguri team cancelling their planned test amid continue doubt over their 2008 entry. The highly anticipated sight of Ferrari resuming testing alongside the rest of their rivals was dampened – … Continue reading 2008 F1 testing round-up 9: Circuit de Catalunya & Valencia

F1 2008 testing round-up 8: Jerez

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All the teams bar Ferrari and Toyota tested at Jerez this week. McLaren looked fast, but Williams and Red Bull impressed with their speed as well. Next week should provide the first opportunity for several weeks to compare the expected 2008 front runners – McLaren and Ferrari. However teams are expecting rain at the Circuit … Continue reading F1 2008 testing round-up 8: Jerez