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2012 Formula 1 pre-season testing

Post by Ed » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:44 pm

On this thread we will provide you with all the information regarding the upcoming Formula 1 pre-season testing.

Currently, 3 tests are scheduled prior to the season opener in Melbourne

Jerez: 7 to 10 February
Barcelona: 21 to 24 February
Barcelona: 1 to 4 March

We will be providing commentary and results during those events.

As the events near, we will provide information regarding the teams taking part in the tests and the driver lineup

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Post by jacfan » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:10 pm

Thanks Ed.... will be looking forward to hearing about testing before the start of the racing season.
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Post by CSJ » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:39 pm

At what time will this start.

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Post by Ed » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:12 pm

The first session of the 2012 pre-season testing gets underway today from 9 am Jerez time. We will be providing updates throughout the day.

10 teams are expected to join the session including Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari, Lotus, Force India, Sauber, Toro Rosso, Williams and Caterham.

All these teams will be running their 2012 spec cars. Mercedes are also testing at this session but will be running last year's car

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Post by Ed » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:02 pm

Testing at Jerez is underway. A number of drivers have already set times.

Order after 1 hour:

Driver - Team - Best Time
Raikkonen - Lotus - 1.20.514
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1.22.112
Massa - Ferrari - 1.24.423
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1.24.681
Di Resta - Force India - 1.37.857
Rosberg - Mercedes - 1.41.939

Webber (Red Bull), Button (McLaren), Maldonado (Williams) and Kovalainen (Caterham) have yet to set times

Note that Rosberg in the Mercedes is in the 2011 car

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Post by Ed » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:16 pm

Order after 2 hours of testing at Jerez


Driver - Team - Best Time
Raikkonen - Lotus - 1.19.670
Rosberg - Mercedes - 1.21.162
Di Resta - Force India - 1.22.008
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1.22.112
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1.22.270
Massa - Ferrari - 1.23.391
de la Rosa - HRT - 1.26.110

Mercedes and HRT are running 2011 cars

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Post by Ed » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:07 pm

Order after 3 hours of testing at Jerez

Driver - Team - Best Time
Raikkonen - Lotus - 1.19.670
Rosberg - Mercedes - 1.20.219
Di Resta - Force India - 1.21.526
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1.22.036
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1.22.112
Button - McLaren - 1.22.366
Massa - Ferrari - 1.23.391
Mldonado - Williams - 1.23.457
Kovalainen - Caterham - 1:24.298
de la Rosa - HRT - 1.25.535
Webber- Red Bull - No time

Mercedes and HRT are running 2011 cars

Most laps so far by Raikkonen with 45 laps

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Post by Ed » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:10 pm

It is just after 1:00 PM local time at Jerez.

Order after 4 hours of testing

Driver - Team - Best Time
Raikkonen - Lotus - 1.19.670
Di Resta - Force India - 1.19.772
Rosberg - Mercedes - 1.20.219
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1.20.694
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1.22.112
Button - McLaren - 1.22.366
Massa - Ferrari - 1.22.815
Kovalainen - Caterham - 1:23.178
Maldonado - Williams - 1.23.371
Webber- Red Bull - 1.23.556
de la Rosa - HRT - 1.24.209

Mercedes and HRT are running 2011 cars

Most laps so far by Rosberg with 56 laps then di Resta with 52 and Raikkonen and Massa with 50 laps each. Least laps by Webber with just 4 laps so far

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Post by Ed » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:10 pm

Order after 5 hours of testing

Driver - Team - Best Time
Raikkonen - Lotus - 1.19.670
Di Resta - Force India - 1.19.772
Rosberg - Mercedes - 1.20.219
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1.20.694
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1.21.353
Webber- Red Bull - 1.21.474
Button - McLaren - 1.22.366
Massa - Ferrari - 1.22.815
Kovalainen - Caterham - 1:23.178
Maldonado - Williams - 1.23.371
de la Rosa - HRT - 1.24.209

Mercedes and HRT are running 2011 cars

Most laps so far by Rosberg with 56 laps then di Resta with 52 and Massa with 51 laps each. Least laps by Webber with 17 laps so far

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Post by Ed » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:05 am

Order after 6 hours of testing

Driver - Team - Best Time
Raikkonen - Lotus - 1.19.670
Di Resta - Force India - 1.19.772
Rosberg - Mercedes - 1.20.219
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1.20.694
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1.21.353
Webber- Red Bull - 1.21.474
Button - McLaren - 1.21.952
Massa - Ferrari - 1.22.815
Kovalainen - Caterham - 1:23.178
Maldonado - Williams - 1.23.371
de la Rosa - HRT - 1.24.209
Schumacher - Mercedes - 1.24.908

Mercedes and HRT are running 2011 cars
Schumacher takes over from Rosberg after lunch

Most laps so far by di Resta with 69 laps then Kobayashi with 66 and Raikkonen with 60

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Post by Ed » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:06 am

Order after 7 hours of testing

Driver - Team - Best Time
Raikkonen - Lotus - 1.19.670
Di Resta - Force India - 1.19.772
Rosberg - Mercedes - 1.20.219
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1.20.694
Schumacher - Mercedes - 1.20.794
Webber- Red Bull - 1.20.917
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1.21.353
Button - McLaren - 1.21.952
Massa - Ferrari - 1.22.815
Kovalainen - Caterham - 1:23.178
Maldonado - Williams - 1.23.371
de la Rosa - HRT - 1.24.209


Mercedes and HRT are running 2011 cars
Schumacher takes over from Rosberg after lunch

Most laps so far by Kobayashi with 91 then di Resta with 86 and Massa with 68

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Post by Ed » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:36 am

At the end of the 1st day of testing from Jerez, the order is:

Driver - Team - Best Time - Laps
Raikkonen - Lotus - 1.19.670 - 75
Di Resta - Force India - 1.19.772 - 101
Rosberg - Mercedes - 1.20.219 - 56 (in the morning)
Webber- Red Bull - 1.20.917 - 54
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1.20.694 - 57
Schumacher - Mercedes - 1.20.794 - 42 (in the afternoon)
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1.21.353 - 106
Button - McLaren - 1.21.530 - 22
Massa - Ferrari - 1.22.815 - 69
Kovalainen - Caterham - 1:23.178 - 28
Maldonado - Williams - 1.23.371 - 25
de la Rosa - HRT - 1.23.676 - 44


Mercedes and HRT are running 2011 cars
Schumacher took over from Rosberg after lunch

Most laps by Kobayashi with 106 then di Resta with 101

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Post by Ed » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:08 pm

Day 2 of testing at Jerez is underway

Order after 1 hour:

Driver - Team - Best Time
Webber - Red Bull - 1:20.641
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1:21.124
Massa - Ferrari - 1:21.418
Kovalainen - Caterham - 1:22.320
Maldonado - Williams - 1:26.063
Raikkonen - Lotus - 1:26.393
Schumacher - Mercedes - 1:34.897

Bianchi (Force India), Perez (Sauber) and de la Rosa (HRT) have yet to set times

Mercedes and HRT are running the 2011 car
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Post by Ed » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:12 pm

Order after 2 hours (Day 2 - Jerez):

Driver - Team - Best Time
Webber - Red Bull - 1:19.682
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1:20.307
Button - McLaren - 1:20.727
Schumacher - Mercedes - 1:20.960
Massa - Ferrari - 1:21.418
Perez - Sauber - 1:21.667
Maldonado - Williams - 1:22.184
Kovalainen - Caterham - 1:22.320
de la Rosa - HRT - 1.24.736
Raikkonen - Lotus - 1:26.393

Mercedes and HRT are running 2011 cars

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Post by Ed » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:01 pm

Order after 3 hours (Day 2 - Jerez):

Driver - Team - Best Time
Schumacher - Mercedes - 1:18.622
Webber - Red Bull - 1:19.184
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1:19.605
Button - McLaren - 1:20.727
Bianchi - Force India - 1.20.889
Raikkonen - Lotus - 1:20.951
Massa - Ferrari - 1:21.060
Maldonado - Williams - 1:21.197
Perez - Sauber - 1:21.289
Kovalainen - Caterham - 1:21.518
de la Rosa - HRT - 1.24.736

Mercedes and HRT are running 2011 cars

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