Today is the third day of testing at Jerez.
Nick Heidfeld will get his first run in the Renault as the team decide whether to draft the driver in as a replacement for Robert Kubica.
Almost all the teams are running different drivers today, you can find a full list of who’s driving below.
The following drivers will be participating in today’s test:
|Red Bull||RB7||Sebastian Vettel|
|Ferrari||F150th Italia||Fernando Alonso|
|Force India||VJM04||Paul di Resta|
|Toro Rosso||STR6||Sebastien Buemi|
HRT are not present at this test.
Best times at this test so far
|4||Toro Rosso||Jaime Alguersuari||1’21.214|
|6||Red Bull||Mark Webber||1’21.522|
|7||Force India||Adrian Sutil||1’21.780|
Today’s test is at the Jerez circuit in Spain:
The teams are testing at the Circuito de Jerez, formerly the home of the Spanish (1986-1990) and European Grands Prix (1994 and 1997):
Fastest lap (all-time): 1’15.629 (Michael Schumacher, Ferrari)
2010 best times
The teams tested at Jerez for eight days last year, split into two sessions. These are the combined best times:
|Red Bull||RB6||Mark Webber||1’19.299|
|Force India||VJM03||Vitantonio Liuzzi||1’19.650|
|Toro Rosso||STR5||Jaime Alguersuari||1’19.919|
Following the test live
Williams are providing live times from the test on their website here:
If you find any other good sources for live times, please post them in the comments.
You can follow live updates from F1 Fanatic and other people at Jerez using the Live F1 Twitter app (no Twitter account needed):
2011 F1 testing
- Young Drivers Test Day 3 in pictures
- Vergne completes third day on top in Abu Dhabi
- Young Drivers Test Day 2 in pictures
- Vergne stays quickest on second day of test
- Italian F3 pair complete Ferrari test
- Jean-Eric Vergne leads first day of young drivers test
- McLaren cover least test distance with new car
- Rosberg: Mercedes are “on the up”
- Second Barcelona test day 5 in pictures
- Hamilton: reliability and pace concerns for McLaren
27 comments on “2011 F1 testing day 6: Jerez”
12th February 2011, 7:41
12th February 2011, 7:46
He already has, but will be back tomorrow.
12th February 2011, 13:06
And he left before, but came back in after 3 years on the sidelines :-p .
12th February 2011, 7:45
go Fernando go!! davidson WHO!!!!
2008’s fake wc=davidson!
2009’s fake wc= alexander lyons!
12th February 2011, 7:55
What the hell are you doing?
12th February 2011, 11:45
none of ur business???
12th February 2011, 7:58
you give Ferrari/Alonso fan a bad name
12th February 2011, 11:46
12th February 2011, 7:45
i hope Heidfeld will earn the Renault-seat until Kubica returns!
12th February 2011, 8:11
It shows you how much we can take from testing when you look at the times from last year.
12th February 2011, 8:58
This website is translating from French to English.
12th February 2011, 11:13
Is that a small version of the track a bit north east of the actual track?
12th February 2011, 11:22
Yes, it is a kart track mimicking the track for cars. Nice touch, isn’t it?
12th February 2011, 12:38
Looked mighty big for a kart-track… But yes, that is quite a cool idea.
12th February 2011, 11:21
The live timing here shows laps and if you click on drivers names it gives you all their lap times set on the day:
12th February 2011, 14:22
Nice Link, Thanks Bas
12th February 2011, 13:12
Looks like the opening on the front of the McLaren Keith pictured before might still be meant for an exhaust opening, with McLaren alternating between the exhausts on the back blowing over the diffusor and possibly partly through the starter hole and the other ending in the tea tray. (some discussions on Twitter going on).
Apparently takes them over 2 hrs to change floors and systems for the comparisons
12th February 2011, 13:19
Interesting to compare Alonsos 15 laps stint with Schumi doing the same at the same time.
Alonso started with a 1:26.338 then had about 6 laps in the 1:26.5 range and ended with a 1:27.85 and a 1:28.977, while Schumi started with a comparable 1:26.521, had only 2 comparable laps before dropping off and finished with a 1:28.671 and a last lap of 1:32.327.
Seems the Ferrari was not only a bit faster at the start, but kept the low times going far longer.
12th February 2011, 14:23
Quick Nick now 2. fastest time…
12th February 2011, 14:39
Why has Hamilton only completed 28 laps, are there problems with the car??
12th February 2011, 15:04
They were reported to alternate 2 exhaust systems, one classical and another with front exits. The change between the variants is about 2+ hours of work.
And he did a lot of outlap, timed lap, inlap runs. Same for Button yesterday.
Remember, McLaren have the new car out on track only for the 3rd day, just like Virgin and FI. They are still making checks of everything they have on the car. Only part of the day is used for longer runs.
12th February 2011, 15:11
Thanks BasCB. I was begining to think McLaren may have problems. With all that short runs they were still only .7 secs behind the front. Let’s hope Jensen gets some long runs in tomorrow, and that they find the best option with the exhausts.
12th February 2011, 19:34
I just did see some reports, they were having a bit of a problem with not enough spare parts limiting the running to shorter stints today.
But that does not sound like the car is slow, just a manufacturing issue.
12th February 2011, 14:53
And now he is even faster than Alonso – thumbs up Nick, good to see You in action again…
12th February 2011, 15:01
The cars are slower than yesterday
12th February 2011, 15:57
the ferrari again in the first two places, the worst that car has been is 5th when massa had a problem. 2 days in first, 3 days in second and 1 day in 5th.
They are doing at least 100 laps per day. and they are not even looking at performace.they are looking at reliability,working on set up as massa said yesterday. .etc.
by the way heilfield is faster than alonso ’cause i’m pretty sure they are trying to get everything out of the car and will do the same with senna in order to compare or decide which one is faster and who is going to drive the car.
good to see this!!
12th February 2011, 22:55
yup…reminds me of last year. And to a certain extent 2009. Not quite so good as you make out then
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