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Post by Ed » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:10 pm

Kubica is the first to set a time today. A 1:35.074

Several drivers have completed installation laps

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Post by Ed » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:12 pm

Michael Schumacher sets the first competitve time of the day with a 1:25.129

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Post by Ed » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:23 pm

A number of drivers have set times now, fastest so far is Kobayashi with a 1:23.978.

Good news for Virgin and Lotus fans, the two new teams are out on the track

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Post by Ed » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:32 pm

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Post by Ed » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:47 pm

Now it is Sutil who has gone fastest with a 1:23.079

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Post by Ed » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:08 pm

First red flag of the session. It is Rubens Barrichello who has gone off into the gravel.

Fastest so far is Massa with a 1:21.849

Fastest times after the first hour:

Driver - Team - Best Lap time
Massa - Ferrari - 1:21.849
Sutil - Force India - 1:23.079
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1:23.978
Buemi - Toro Rosso - 1:24.251
Schumacher - Mercedes - 1:24.384
Vettel - Red Bull - 1:26.172
Kovalainen - Lotus - 1:26.913
Barrichello - Williams - 1:27.249
di Grassi - Virgin - 1:27.381

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Post by Ed » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:43 pm

A second red flag was caused by Kobayashi in the Sauber at the start of the second hour.

Michael Schumacher is fastest so far with a 1:20.920

Fastest times after 2.5 hours:

Driver - Team - Best Lap time
Schumacher - Mercedes - 1:20.920
Massa - Ferrari - 1:21.014
Hamilton - McLaren - 1:22.397
Buemi - Toro Rosso - 1:22.402
Barrichello - Williams - 1:22.501
Vettel - Red Bull - 1:22.701
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1:22.713
Sutil - Force India - 1:23.079
Kovalainen - Lotus - 1:25.251
di Grassi - Virgin - 1:26.879

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Post by Ed » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:12 pm

Looks like Massa and Schumacher are working on qualifying. Massa is now fastest with a 1:20.539 with Michael now far behind with a 1:20.804

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Post by Ed » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:23 pm

McLaren and Red Bull also did some low fuel runs just before lunch.

Lewis Hamilton is now the fastest with a 1:20.472. This is the fastest time so far this weekend.

Fastest times at lunch

Driver - Team - Best Lap time
Hamilton - McLaren - 1:20.472
Massa - Ferrari - 1:20.539
Vettel - Red Bull - 1:20.667
Schumacher - Mercedes - 1:20.745
Barrichello - Williams - 1:20.925
Buemi - Toro Rosso - 1:22.135
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1:22.713
Sutil - Force India - 1:23.079
Kubica - Renault - 1:24.293
Kovalainen - Lotus - 1:25.251
di Grassi - Virgin - 1:26.160

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Post by Ed » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:46 pm

It seems that most teams are going for long runs this afternoon as the times are in the mid 1:20's.

Only Kobayashi has improved his time since the lunch break and Webber is now on the timesheets as he takes over from Vettel

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Post by Ed » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:05 am

Just two hours remaining in the final day of testing prior to the first race of the season

The fastest times so far are:

Driver - Team - Best Lap time
Hamilton - McLaren - 1:20.472
Massa - Ferrari - 1:20.539
Vettel - Red Bull - 1:20.667
Schumacher - Mercedes - 1:20.745
Barrichello - Williams - 1:20.925
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1:21.202
Buemi - Toro Rosso - 1:22.135
Webber - Red BUll - 1:22.763
Sutil - Force India - 1:23.008
Kubica - Renault - 1:24.293
Kovalainen - Lotus - 1:25.251
di Grassi - Virgin - 1:26.160

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Post by Ed » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:33 am

Webber jumps into second with a 1:20.496. That is just 0.024 slower than Hamilton!

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Post by Ed » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:10 am

Adrian Sutil puts the Force India into 4th place with an impressive time of 1:20.611

Fastest time with 1 hour remaining:

Driver - Team - Best Lap time
Hamilton - McLaren - 1:20.472
Webber - Red Bull - 1:20.496
Massa - Ferrari - 1:20.539
Sutil - Force India - 1:20.611
Vettel - Red Bull - 1:20.667
Schumacher - Mercedes - 1:20.745
Barrichello - Williams - 1:20.870
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1:20.911
Buemi - Toro Rosso - 1:22.135
Kubica - Renault - 1:23.175
Kovalainen - Lotus - 1:25.251
di Grassi - Virgin - 1:26.160

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Post by Ed » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:14 am

Red flag as Kobayashi stops on the track

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Post by Ed » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:28 am

Once the session was restarted, Barrichello went out and stopped on the track on his outlap causing another red flag!!

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