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2013 Formula 1 pre-season testing thread

Post by Ed » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:32 pm

On this thread we will provide you with all the information regarding the 2013 Formula 1 pre-season testing.

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

Jerez: 5 to 8 February
Barcelona: 19 to 22 February
Barcelona: 28 February to 3 March

We will be providing commentary and results during those events on our live coverage page similar to our coverage duing the Grand Prix events.

We will provide links to the live coverage as well as lap time results and commentary

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Post by Ed » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:56 pm

Day 1 of testing at Jerez is about to get underway. All the Formula 1 teams are expected to take part in the test.

The drivers scheduled for the first day are:

Mark Webber - Red Bull
Felipe Massa - Ferrari
Jenson Button - McLaren
Romain Grosjean - Lotus
Nico Rosberg - Mercedes
Nico Hulkenberg - Sauber
Paul di Resta - Force India
Pastor Maldonado - Williams
Daniel Ricciardo - Toro Rosso
Giedo van der Garde - Caterham
Max Chilton - Marussia

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Post by Ed » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:46 pm

Follow our coverage of the first day at Our Live coverage page

Please note that due to high demand, the updates could be slow at times. Apologies for the inconvenience

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Post by Ed » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:34 pm

Fastest lap times at 11:30 local time

Rosberg/Mercedes 01:20.846
Maldonado/Williams 01:21.215
Grosjean/Lotus 01:21.219
Hulkenberg/Sauber 01:21.553
Massa/Ferrari 01:21.598
di Resta/Force India 01:22.690
Webber/Red Bull 01:22.959
van der Garde/Caterham 01:24.994
Ricciardo/Toro Rosso No time
Button/McLaren No time
Chilton/Marussia No time

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Post by Ed » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:43 pm

Fastest laps - Day 1 @ 12:30 local time
Ricciardo/Toro Rosso 01:20.547
di Resta/Force India 01:20.558
Rosberg/Mercedes 01:20.846
Maldonado/Williams 01:20.864
Grosjean/Lotus 01:21.175
Hulkenberg/Sauber 01:21.553
Massa/Ferrari 01:21.598
Webber/Red Bull 01:22.959
van der Garde/Caterham 01:24.994
Chilton/Marussia 01:25.233

The session has been interrupted twice so far with Button/McLaren and Rosberg/Mercedes stopping on the track with car problems

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Post by Ed » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:41 pm

Fastest laps - Day 1 @ 13:30 local time
Grosjean/Lotus 01:19.796
di Resta/Force India 01:20.343
Ricciardo/Toro Rosso 01:20.401
Rosberg/Mercedes 01:20.846
Maldonado/Williams 01:20.864
Massa/Ferrari 01:21.024
Hulkenberg/Sauber 01:21.553
Webber/Red Bull 01:22.959
van der Garde/Caterham 01:24.994
Chilton/Marussia 01:25.233

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Post by Ed » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:08 am

Fastest laps - Day 1 @ 16:00
Grosjean/Lotus 01:19.796
di Resta/Force India 01:20.343
Ricciardo/Toro Rosso 01:20.401
Webber/Red Bull 01:20.601
Button/McLaren 01:20.611
Rosberg/Mercedes 01:20.846
Maldonado/Williams 01:20.864
Massa/Ferrari 01:21.024
Hulkenberg/Sauber 01:21.464
van der Garde/Caterham 01:22.79

Rosberg/Mercedes will not return to the track today. Problem with wiriing requires modifications to be done. Team confident of running tomorrow

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Post by Ed » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:07 am

First day of testing at Jerez draws to an end.

Best times (Jerez - Day 1)

Button/McLaren 01:18.861
Webber/Red Bull 01:19.709
Grosjean/Lotus 01:19.796
di Resta/Force India 01:20.343
Ricciardo/Toro Rosso 01:20.401
Massa/Ferrari 01:20.536
Hulkenberg/Sauber 01:20.699
Rosberg/Mercedes 01:20.846
Maldonado/Williams 01:20.864
van der Garde/Caterham 01:21.91
Chillton/Marussia 01:24.176

There were 3 red flags today, the first by Button due to a fuel pump failure, the second by Rosberg due to an electirical wiring fault and the third by Chilton going off and damaging the suspension of his Marussia

The test at Jerez continues tomorrow (6 Feb)

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Post by Ed » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:07 pm

Follow our coverage of the second day at Our Live coverage page

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Post by Ed » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:08 pm

The drivers testing today are:

Mark Webber - Red Bull
Felipe Massa - Ferrari
Sergio Perez - McLaren
Romain Grosjean - Lotus
Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
Nico Hulkenberg - Sauber
Paul di Resta - Force India
Pastor Maldonado - Williams
Daniel Ricciardo - Toro Rosso
Giedo van der Garde - Caterham
Luiz Razia - Marussia

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Post by Ed » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:34 pm

Fastest laptimes on Day 2 @ 11:30 local time
Grosjean/Lotus 01:19.080
Ricciardo/Toro Rosso 01:19.134
Hamilton/Mercedes 01:19.519
Webber/Red Bull 01:19.921
di Resta/Force India 01:20.055
Perez/McLaren 01:20.709
Hulkenberg/Sauber 01:20.735
Razia/Marussia 01:24.398
van der Garde/Caterham 01:25.866
Maldonado/Williams 01:27.124

So far the session was stopped twice. Early in the session Ricciardo stopped on the track due to a mechanical problem while Hamilton went off in his Mercedes and hit the barrier damaging the front wing
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Post by Ed » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:46 pm

Fastest laptimes - Day 2 @ 12:40 local time

Grosjean/Lotus 01:19.080
Ricciardo/Toro Rosso 01:19.134
Webber/Red Bull 01:19.338
Hulkenberg/Sauber 01:19.502
Hamilton/Mercedes 01:19.519
di Resta/Force India 01:19.549
Perez/McLaren 01:19.572
Massa/Ferrari 01:19.914
van der Garde/Caterham 01:21.916
Razia/Marussia 01:23.537

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Post by Ed » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:07 am

Fastest laptimes - Day 2 @ 15:00 local time

Grosjean/Lotus 01:18.810
di Resta/Force India 01:19.003
Ricciardo/Toro Rosso 01:19.134
Webber/Red Bull 01:19.338
Hulkenberg/Sauber 01:19.502
Hamilton/Mercedes 01:19.519
Perez/McLaren 01:19.572
Massa/Ferrari 01:19.914
Maldonado/Williams 01:21.076
van der Garde/Caterham 01:21.916

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Post by Ed » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:02 am

Fastest laptimes - Day 2 @16:00 local time

Grosjean/Lotus 01:18.218
di Resta/Force India 01:19.003
Ricciardo/Toro Rosso 01:19.134
Webber/Red Bull 01:19.338
Hulkenberg/Sauber 01:19.502
Hamilton/Mercedes 01:19.519
Perez/McLaren 01:19.572
Massa/Ferrari 01:19.914
Maldonado/Williams 01:20.693
van der Garde/Caterham 01:21.311

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