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Post by Ed » Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:42 am

Second day of testing at Barcelona saw the Toro Rosso pair of Vettel and Bourdais top the timesheets however the team admitted they were running on low fuel.

The Williams team have abandoded the test session due to problems with their front wing.

14 drivers from 8 teams were present today.

Position Driver Team Best Lap Time Laps
1 VETTEL Toro Rosso 1'21.679 89
2 BOURDAIS Toro Rosso 1'21.782 88
3 HAMILTON McLaren 1'22.135 80
4 KOVALAINEN McLaren 1'22.511 70
5 KUBICA BMW 1'22.833 90
6 ALONSO Renault 1'22.938 115
7 PIQUET Renault 1'23.002 115
8 HEIDFELD BMW 1'23.014 75
9 WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1'23.020 94
10 COULTHARD Red Bull Racing 1'23.322 85
11 ROSBERG Williams 1'23.347 34
12 NAKAJIMA Williams 1'23.948 40
13 BUTTON Honda 1'23.959 58
14 LIUZZI Force India 1'24.263 61

Testing concludes tomorrow

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Post by Julian Mayo » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:33 am

Webbo fastest................. :shock: ........ :cheers:
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Post by Ed » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:29 pm

Indeed Julian, Mark Webber set the fastest time of the day on the final day of testing at Barcelona. Heikki Kovalainen was second ahead of Lewis Hamilton.

13 drivers from 8 teams were on the track on the last day.

Position Driver Team Best Lap Time Laps
1 WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1'22.385 65
2 KOVALAINEN McLaren 1'22.422 67
3 HAMILTON McLaren 1'22.459 92
4 KUBICA BMW 1'22.492 83
5 ALONSO Renault 1'22.509 63
6 HEIDFELD BMW 1'22.874 79
7 BOURDAIS Toro Rosso 1'23.877 80
8 COULTHARD Red Bull Racing 1'22.889 81
9 PIQUET Renault 1'23.039 64
10 VETTEL Toro Rosso 1'23.232 71
11 BARRICHELLO Honda 1'23.795 84
12 SUTIL Force India 1'23.800 86
13 BUTTON Honda 1'23.808 85

Most teams now move to Jerez for a test starting on the 12th of February.

Ferrari and Toyota are conducting a test in Bahrain

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Post by Ed » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:34 pm

The Ferrari and Toyota teams commenced testing at Bahrain on Monday.

4 drivers were present with the 2 Ferrari drivers topping the timesheets

Position Driver Team Best Laptime Laps
1 Raikkonen Ferrari 1:32.079 68
2 Badoer Ferrari 1:33.323 72
3 Glock Toyota 1:33.418 72
4 Kobayashi Toyota 1:33.856 62

Testing continues on Tuesday

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Post by Ed » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:12 am

Testing continued at Bahrain with the Ferrari and Toyota teams present.

Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest time of the day with a 1:30.595 while Ferrari test driver Luca Badoer was second fastest with a 1:32.230.
Kimi Raikkonen's programme included a full Grand Prix simulation including the 3 qualifying sessions.

Position Driver Team Best Laptime Laps
1 Raikkonen Ferrari 1:30.595 77
2 Badoer Ferrari 1:32.230 64
3 Glock Toyota 1:32.889 71
4 Trulli Toyota 1:33.379 60

Testing continues tomorrow

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Post by Ed » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:04 am

Final day of testing this week at Bahrain saw Kimi Raikkonen once again top the timesheets with a best time of 1:30.455. Felipe Massa who joined the test today was second fastest with Trulli in the Toyota in 3rd place.

Position Driver Team Best Laptime Laps
1 Raikkonen Ferrari 1:30.455 74
2 Massa Ferrari 1:31.293 73
3 Trulli Toyota 1:32.145 97
4 Kobayashi Toyota 1:32.265 53

Both teams will remain in Bahrain and test a second time from Saturday the 9th of February

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Post by Ed » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:23 pm

A second testing session commenced on Saturday at the Bahrain International Circuit, once again with the Ferrari and Toyota teams present.

Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest time of the day with a 1:30.914. Felipe Massa was second fastest but his running was interrupted by a hydraulics failure.

Position Driver Team Best Laptime Laps
1 Raikkonen Ferrari 1:30.914 66
2 Massa Ferrari 1:31.293 53
3 Trulli Toyota 1:32.382 73
4 Glock Toyota 1:32.762 75

Testing continues on Sunday

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Post by Ed » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:23 am

Second day of testing at Bahrain saw Kimi Raikkonen once again top the timesheets with Felipe Massa in second however the day was cut short for both drivers with Raikkonen's car suffering from an oil leak and Massa's car suffering an engine failure.

Position Driver Team Best Laptime Laps
1 Raikkonen Ferrari 1:30.015 61
2 Massa Ferrari 1:30.190 70
3 Trulli Toyota 1:30.944 91
4 Glock Toyota 1:31.213 93

Testing concludes on Monday while most of the other teams commence a test at Jerez

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Post by GhoGho » Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:42 am

I just love these sanitised press releases from the teams:

From Toyota:
From 02-10-08:
Dieter Gass, chief engineer commented, "It was encouraging to see the TF108 is a big improvement over the TF107 if you compare..... so we have gained a lot of useful information. Again it was very good to see the TF108 running reliably, which it has done all year so far, and the pit crew did a good job with the four stops we made during the race."

From 02-05-08:
Pascal Vasselon, Senior General Manager Chassis commented, "Our focus today was again on developing the baseline set-up by trying different mechanical solutions but unfortunately we lost a bit of time on both cars due to gearbox issues. This was a shame but we have been testing various parts, including the new gearbox, and we will learn from these issues to improve our package before the season starts.


Hmmmmm...who's not talking to who? :oops:
Maybe Dieters year only starts on the 8th of February?
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Round is a shape...........


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Post by Ed » Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:09 pm

Final day of testing at Bahrain saw Felipe Massa set the fastest time of the day ahead of Timo Glock.

Position Driver Team Best Laptime Laps
1 Massa Ferrari 1:31.189 91
3 Glock Toyota 1:31.209 71
2 Raikkonen Ferrari 1:31.329 85
4 Trulli Toyota 1:31.689 86

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Post by Ed » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:14 am

Testing commenced at Jerez with all the teams present except Ferrari and Toyota (those two teams just ended their test in Bahrain).

Williams and Red Bull arrived a day earlier and did some running on the 11th.

Lewis Hamilton was fastest ahead of Pedro de la Rosa and Robert Kubica.

16 drivers from 9 teams were present

Position Driver Team Best Laptime Number of laps
1 HAMILTON McLaren 1'19.102 89
2 DE LA ROSA McLaren 1'19.287 88
3 KUBICA BMW 1'19.539 91
4 NAKAJIMA Williams 1'19.601 93
5 PIQUET Renault 1'19.660 120
6 HEIDFELD BMW 1'19.958 94
7 WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1'20.013 113
8 ROSBERG Williams 1'20.029 125
9 VETTEL Toro Rosso 1'20.105 53
10 COULTHARD Red Bull Racing 1'20.176 111
11 BOURDAIS Toro Rosso 1'20.418 82
12 BARRICHELLO Honda 1'21.133 71
13 DI GRASSI Renault 1'21.200 92
14 SATO Super Aguri 1'21.400 90
15 LIUZZI Force India 1'21.553 103
16 WURZ Honda 1'21.950 86

Testing continues tomorrow

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Post by Ed » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:48 am

Second day of testing at Jerez and Mark Webber set the fastest time of the day ahead of the Williams pair of Rosberg and Nakajima

16 drivers from 9 teams were present.

Position Driver Team Best Lap Total Laps
1 WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1'18.628 72
2 ROSBERG Williams 1'19.091 98
3 NAKAJIMA Williams 1'19.215 91
4 ALONSO Renault 1'19.710 104
5 KUBICA BMW 1'19.829 116
6 HAMILTON McLaren 1'19.857 68
7 COULTHARD Red Bull Racing 1'19.883 97
8 VETTEL Toro Rosso 1'19.889 114
9 PIQUET Renault 1'20.014 110
10 KOVALAINEN McLaren 1'20.152 84
11 HEIDFELD BMW 1'20.201 109
12 BOURDAIS Toro Rosso 1'20.536 76
13 BUTTON Honda 1'21.147 85
14 SATO Super Aguri 1'21.376 101
15 BARRICHELLO Honda 1'21.710 58
16 SUTIL Force India 1'22.244 86

Testing concludes at Jerez tomorrow.

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Post by Ed » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:55 pm

Final day of testing at Jerez saw Heikki Kovalainen top the timesheets ahead of David Coulthard and Kazuki Nakajima.

16 drivers from 9 teams set lap times

Position Driver Team Best Lap Total Laps
1 KOVALAINEN McLaren 1.17.974 96
2 COULTHARD Red Bull Racing 1'18.485 107
3 NAKAJIMA Williams 1'19.117 90
4 HAMILTON McLaren 1'19.429 83
5 KUBICA BMW 1'19.535 129
6 VETTEL Toro Rosso 1'19.688 53
7 PIQUET Renault 1'19.817 134
8 BOURDAIS Toro Rosso 1'19.848 101
9 HEIDFELD BMW 1'19.934 116
10 WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1'19.980 107
11 FISICHELLA Force India 1'20.669 89
12 BUTTON Honda 1'20.988 121
13 DAVIDSON Super Aguri 1'21.010 103
14 HULKENBERG Williams 1'21.116 71
15 DI GRASSI Renault 1'21.286 73
16 WURZ Honda 1'21.605 103

Next test in Barcelona with most teams present

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Post by Ed » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:26 am

A number of teams commenced testing at the Barcelona track on Tuesday. The track was wet most of the time limiting the running for most of the teams.

The Williams pair of Rosberg and Nakajima topped the timesheets.

7 drivers from 4 teams set lap times

Position Driver Team Best Lap Total Laps
1 ROSBERG Williams 1'30.675 73
2 NAKAJIMA Williams 1'32.370 96
3 WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1'32.599 26
4 ALONSO Renault 1'32.820 16
5 COULTHARD Red Bull Racing 1'32.924 23
6 TRULLI Toyota 1'33.283 57
7 PIQUET Renault 1'40.073 8

At Valencia, the BMW Sauber team commenced a 3 day private test session with Heidfeld and Kubica testing. The weather conditions also limited their running. No times were available.

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Post by Ed » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:55 pm

Second day of testing at Barcelona and Valencia.

The weather conditions continued to hamper the testing efforts of the teams in Barcelona with most teams limiting their running.

Felipe Massa set the fastest lap of the day ahead of Mark Webber and Luca Badoer.

11 drivers from 5 teams set lap times.

Position Driver Team Best Lap Total Laps
1 MASSA Ferrari 1'30.673 40
2 WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1'31.213 42
3 BADOER Ferrari 1'32.288 33
4 ALONSO Renault 1'31.731 28
5 ROSBERG Williams 1'31.963 96
6 GLOCK Toyota 1'32.407 33
7 COULTHARD Red Bull Racing 1'32.465 44
8 TRULLI Toyota 1'32.571 47
9 HULKENBERG Williams 1'33.102 53
10 NAKAJIMA Williams 1'35.659 40
11 PIQUET Renault No time 1

At Valencia, BMW Sauber continued their private test. The track was wet in the morning but dried as the day progressed.

Kubica set the fastest time of the day with a 1:12.893 having covered 121 laps while Heidfeld set a best time of 1:13.542 and covered 136 laps.

Teams continue testing tomorrow.

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