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10 February: Formula 1 Testing - Jerez - Day 4

Dry testing at Jerez concluded today with 6 teams present and 12 drivers setting lap times.

Giancarlo Fisichella set the fastest time of the day ahead of test driver Heikki Kovalainen and Kimi Raikkonen.

Fisichella set a best time of 1:17.763.
Gary Paffett in the McLaren V10 covered the most number of laps with 91.

For reference, the best time in 2005 was a 1:15.561 by Pedro de la Rosa in the McLaren MP4/20.

Pedro de la Rosa suffered an engine failure on his car late in the afternoon. Nick Heifeld had a problem on his BMW Sauber while Mark Webber had an off damaging his car and due to limited spare parts the team couldn't repair the car.

Renault managed to rectify the rear wing problem that limited their running yesterday and had 2 cars running simultaneously.

Weather conditions were damp from overnight rain then sunny with air temperature reaching 23 degrees and track temperatures reaching 27 degrees.

Renault and McLaren remain at Jerez for an artificially wet test on Saturday.

Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4

Next tests:
Bahrain from Monday the 13th
Valencia from Tuesday the 14th

Best Lap Times and lap records at Testing Tracks

Formula 1 Team notes to follow

Jerez Test times
DriverTeamTyreBest LapNumber of Laps
Giancarlo FisichellaRenault V8M 1:17.76376
Heikki KovalainenRenault V8M 1:17.87059
Kimi RaikkonenMcLaren V8M1:18.02728
Nick HeidfeldBMW Sauber V8M 1:18.44580
Pedro de la RosaMcLaren V8M1:19.48849
Gary PaffettMcLaren V10 (interim car)M1:19.91291
Robert KubicaBMW Sauber V8M 1:19.99482
Tiago MonteiroMF1 Racing V8B 1:20.11278
Alex WurzWilliams V8B 1:20.31479
Scott SpeedToro RossoM 1:20.50079
Christijan AlbersMF1 Racing (interim car)B 1:21.49763
Mark WebberWilliams V8B 1:23.49415

Times according to the Jerez circuit

All cars in 2006 Specification except Pedro de la Rosa and Tiago Monteiro.


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