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Post by Ed » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:03 am

Best times on day 4:

Rank Driver Team Best Time Laps
1 Kobayashi Sauber 1:22.312 145
2 Maldonado Williams 1:22.561 134
4 di Resta Force India 1:23.119 101
3 Button McLaren 1:23.200 115
5 Massa Ferrari 1:23.563 103
6 Webber Red Bull 1:23.774 85
7 Vergne Toro Rosso 1:23.792 92
8 Rosberg Mercedes 1:23.843 139
9 Kovalainen Caterham 1:26.968 70

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Post by Ed » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:10 am

Barcelona test summary (21 to 24 February)

Here is a statistical summary of the testing from Barcelona over the 4 day period. Weather conditions were similar over the 4 days.

Marussia ran with their 2011 car for 3 days while Lotus pulled out of the test early on day 1 due to a serious chassis problem. HRT didn't conduct any testing.

All the other teams ran with their 2012 cars for the 4 days

Fastest laptimes over the 4 days

Rank Driver Team Best Time Date
1. Kobayashi Sauber 01:22.312 24-Feb
2. Maldonado Williams 01:22.391 23-Feb
3. Hulkenberg Force India 01:22.608 22-Feb
4. Perez Sauber 01:22.648 22-Feb
5. Vettel Red Bull 01:22.891 22-Feb
6. di Resta Force India 01:23.119 24-Feb
7. Alonso Ferrari 01:23.180 22-Feb
8. Button McLaren 01:23.200 24-Feb
9. Schumacher Mercedes 01:23.384 23-Feb
10. Massa Ferrari 01:23.563 24-Feb
11. Hamilton McLaren 01:23.590 21-Feb
12. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 01:23.618 21-Feb
13. Webber Red Bull 01:23.774 24-Feb
14. Vergne Toro Rosso 01:23.792 24-Feb
15. Rosberg Mercedes 01:23.843 24-Feb
16. Senna Williams 01:25.711 21-Feb
17. Bottas Williams 01:25.738 22-Feb
18.Kovalainen Caterham 01:26.035 21-Feb
19. Glock Marussia 01:26.173 23-Feb
20. Petrov Caterham 01:26.448 23-Feb
21. Grosjean Lotus 01:26.809 21-Feb
22. Pic Marussia 01:27.343 22-Feb

Most Laps by Driver over the 4 days

Rank Driver Team Total Laps Days
1. Kobayashi Sauber 244 2
2. Maldonado Williams 240 2
3. Pic Marussia 239 2
4. Hamilton McLaren 234 2
5. Button McLaren 229 2
6. Rosberg Mercedes 221 2
7. Hulkenberg Force India 209 2
8. Massa Ferrari 187 2
9. di Resta Force India 184 2
10. Vettel Red Bull 183 2
11. Webber Red Bull 182 2
12. Schumacher Mercedes 178 2
13. Vergne Toro Rosso 170 2
14. Alonso Ferrari 162 2
15. Perez Sauber 151 2
16. Petrov Caterham 139 2
17. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 126 2
18. Bottas Williams 117 1
19. Glock Marussia 108 1
20. Kovalainen Caterham 101 2
21. Senna Williams 97 1
22. Grosjean Lotus 7 1

Notes:

Marussia running 2011 car
Lotus pulled out early in the session
HRT did not run at this test



Most Laps by Team over the 4 days

Rank Team Total Laps Days
1. McLaren 463 4
2. Williams 454 4
3. Mercedes 399 4
4. Sauber 395 4
5. Force India 393 4
6. Red Bull 365 4
7. Ferrari 349 4
8. Marussia 347 3
9. Toro Rosso 296 4
10. Caterham 240 4
11. Lotus 7 1

Notes: Marussia running 2011 car. HRT did not run at this test

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Post by Ed » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:08 pm

The final pre-season test of 2012 takes place in Barcelona from the 1st to the 4th of March. It is understood that both Red Bull and Ferrari will delay their start by a day and stay at Barcelona for an additional day.
It is also understood that Lotus will test for the 5 days after missing the second test

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Post by Thaddeus » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:24 pm

I think McLaren are preparing for a last minute upgrade then, and a few other teams might well do likewise.

Incidentally, cheers for posting all this info, Mr. Ed. It is appreciated :)

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Post by jacfan » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:43 pm

Thaddeus wrote:I think McLaren are preparing for a last minute upgrade then, and a few other teams might well do likewise.

Incidentally, cheers for posting all this info, Mr. Ed. It is appreciated :)

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Post by Ed » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:48 pm

The final pre-season test of 2012 about to underway

With the exception of HRT and Marussia, all teams are present with their 2012 contenders

Lotus have fixed their chassis problem and will be present at the test

We will provide updates throughout the test

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Post by Ed » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:53 pm

The line-up for today is:
Webber Red Bull
Button McLaren
Rosberg Mercedes
Massa Ferrari
Grosjean Lotus
Perez Sauber
Di Resta Force India
Vergne Toro Rosso
Maldonado Williams
Petrov Caterham

Heikki Kovalainen was scheduled to test for Caterham today however he isn't feeling well and Petrov is taking his place

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Post by Ed » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:04 pm

1 hour into the session and the order is:

Rank Driver Team Best Time Laps
1 Massa Ferrari 1:24.828 14
2 Rosberg Mercedes 1:24.951 9
3 Webber Red Bull 1:25.081 13
4 Perez Sauber 1:25.241 11
5 Vergne Toro Rosso 1:25.598 15
6 Grosjean Lotus 1:29.548 7
7 Petrov Caterham 1:29.613 19
8 di Resta Force India No Time 7
9 Button McLaren No Time 5
10 Maldonado Williams No Time 1

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Post by Ed » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:08 pm

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Post by Ed » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:37 pm

2 and a half hours into the session and the order is:

Rank Driver Team Best Time Laps
1 Button McLaren 1:23.510 20
2 Perez Sauber 1:23.820 37
3 Webber Red Bull 1:23.993 37
4 Vergne Toro Rosso 1:24.216 37
5 di Resta Force India 1:24.305 25
6 Massa Ferrari 1:24.318 26
7 Rosberg Mercedes 1:24.643 39
8 Grosjean Lotus 1:24.838 17
9 Maldonado Williams 1:25.829 19
10 Petrov Caterham 1:26.926 40

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Post by Ed » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:16 pm

At lunch time, the order is:

Rank Driver Team Best Time Laps
1 Button McLaren 1:23.510 27
2 Perez Sauber 1:23.820 57
3 Grosjean Lotus 1:23.959 36
4 Rosberg Mercedes 1:23.992 57
5 Webber Red Bull 1:23.993 53
6 Vergne Toro Rosso 1:24.216 61
7 di Resta Force India 1:24.305 48
8 Massa Ferrari 1:24.318 45
9 Petrov Caterham 1:24.876 67
10 Maldonado Williams 1:25.587 37

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Post by Ed » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:06 am

5 hours into the session and the order is:

Rank Driver Team Best Time Laps
1 Button McLaren 1:23.510 42
2 Perez Sauber 1:23.820 76
3 Grosjean Lotus 1:23.959 40
4 Rosberg Mercedes 1:23.992 85
5 Webber Red Bull 1:23.993 70
6 Vergne Toro Rosso 1:24.216 75
7 di Resta Force India 1:24.305 64
8 Massa Ferrari 1:24.318 49
9 Petrov Caterham 1:24.876 85
10 Maldonado Williams 1:25.587 52

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Post by Ed » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:05 am

6 hours into the session and the order is:

Rank Driver Team Best Time Laps
1 Button McLaren 1:23.510 50
2 Perez Sauber 1:23.820 95
3 Grosjean Lotus 1:23.959 54
4 Rosberg Mercedes 1:23.992 103
5 Webber Red Bull 1:23.993 88
6 Vergne Toro Rosso 1:24.216 96
7 di Resta Force India 1:24.305 77
8 Massa Ferrari 1:24.318 70
9 Petrov Caterham 1:24.876 105
10 Maldonado Williams 1:25.587 52

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Post by Ed » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:13 am

Final times from day 1 in Barcelona and the order is:

Rank Driver Team Best Time Laps
1 Grosjean Lotus 1:23.252 73
2 Button McLaren 1:23.510 64
3 Perez Sauber 1:23.820 118
4 Webber Red Bull 1:23.830 102
5 Rosberg Mercedes 1:23.992 128
6 Vergne Toro Rosso 1:24.216 113
7 di Resta Force India 1:24.305 98
8 Massa Ferrari 1:24.318 105
9 Petrov Caterham 1:24.876 123
10 Maldonado Williams 1:25.587 58

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Post by Ed » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:52 pm

Day 2 of the final test in Barcelona should get underway shortly. Awaiting fog to clear.

Vettel, Hamilton, Alonso, Schumacher and Grosjean are among those testing today

Heikki Kovalainen has recoved from food poisining and will be testing for Caterham today

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