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Old 30th January 2010, 22:09   #1
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The Valencia line-up for this week is as follows:


McLaren-Mercedes

Monday: Gary PAFFETT
Tuesday: Lewis HAMILTON
Wednesday: Jenson BUTTON

Mercedes GP

Monday: Nico ROSBERG (morning) & Michael SCHUMACHER (afternoon)
Tuesday: Nico ROSBERG
Wednesday: Michael SCHUMACHER

Ferrari

Monday: Felipe MASSA
Tuesday: Fernando ALONSO
Wednesday: Fernando ALONSO

Sauber-Ferrari

Monday: Pedro DE LA ROSA
Tuesday: Kamui KOBAYASHI
Wednesday: Pedro DE LA ROSA

Williams-Cosworth

Monday: Rubens BARRICHELLO
Tuesday: Rubens BARRICHELLO
Wednesday: Nico: HÜLKENBERG

Renault

Monday: Robert KUBICA
Tuesday: TBC
Wednesday: TBC

Toro Rosso-Ferrari

Monday: Sébastien BUEMI
Tuesday: Sébastien BUEMI
Wednesday: Jaime ALGUERSUARI


Not attending:

- Campos-Cosworth
- Force India-Mercedes
- Lotus-Cosworth
- Red Bull-Renault
- US F1-Cosworth
- Virgin-Cosworth

SOURCE: Valencia testing: The line-up - Formula 1 news - GPUpdate.net

The teams participating and also teams that may favour some drivers by giving them more drives (Hope massa doesnt start crying as he usually does)
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Old 30th January 2010, 22:40   #2
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Here's the Test Schedule dates:

1 February Circuito Ricardo Tormo, Valencia
2 February Circuito Ricardo Tormo, Valencia
3 February Circuito Ricardo Tormo, Valencia

10 February Circuito Permanente de Jerez
11 February Circuito Permanente de Jerez
12 February Circuito Permanente de Jerez
13 February Circuito Permanente de Jerez
17 February Circuito Permanente de Jerez
18 February Circuito Permanente de Jerez
19 February Circuito Permanente de Jerez
20 February Circuito Permanente de Jerez

25 February Circuit de Catalunya
26 February Circuit de Catalunya
27 February Circuit de Catalunya
28 February Circuit de Catalunya

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I suppose we can use this thread for testing results? Maybe the mods can change the title to the Winter Testing Thread.

First up, I was happy to see this: Massa back on track as testing kicks off - Planet-F1 News from planet-f1.com

I'm no Ferrari fan but its good to see Massa back and quick as he was. As for the times themselves, its a bit hard to say much since the fuel tanks being much larger, the teams could be running a much wider range of fuel loads. So can't really say much.
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Pos. Driver Car Best Difference Laps
1. F. Massa Ferrari F10 1:12.574 102
2. P. de la Rosa BMW SauberC29 1:12.784 +0.210 74
3. M. Schumacher Mercedes GP 1:12.947 +0.373 40
4. N. Rosberg Mercedes GP 1:13.543 +0.969 39
5. G. Paffett McLaren MP4-25 1:13.846 +1.272 86
6. R. Barrichello Williams FW32 1:14.449 +1.875 75
7. S. Buemi Toro Rosso STR5 1:14.762 +2.188 18
8. R. Kubica Renault R30 1:15.000 +2.426 69

Schumi was pretty fit and good; driving after 3 years and be faster than your team mate
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Today’s testing line-up


McLaren MP4-25 – Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes W01 – Nico Rosberg
Ferrari F10 – Felipe Massa
Williams FW32 – Rubens Barrichello
BMW Sauber C29 – Kamui Kobayashi
Renault R30 – Robert Kubica
Toro Rosso STR5 – Sebastien Buemi



Lets see if lewis can better Paffets timing, surely he should

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Link: 2010 LG-Electronics F1 Racing - Global Fan Survey in association with FOTA

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At 1.00pm local time

Massa 1m11.722
Kobayashi 1m12.056
Hamilton 1m12.508
Rosberg 1m12.899
Barrichello 1m13.377
Kubica 1m13.659
Buemi 1m14.862

Testing continues...
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At 3.00pm local time

Massa 1m11.722
Kobayashi 1m12.056
Hamilton 1m12.256
Rosberg 1m12.899
Barrichello 1m13.377
Kubica 1m13.659
Buemi 1m14.862

Testing continues...

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DIFFUSER IMAGES: How teams have gone about the controversial element

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Mclaren diffuser

Very interesting idea with three steps, making it look like triple deck diffuser; surely looks more refined than any
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Mercedes and Toro rosso using last years design i guess
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PS. Image courtesy Motorsport

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Below are the consolidated testing times from the first test at Valencia. By the look at the time sheets the Ferrari is the car to beat. Lets hope the times set by Nando are not on a low fuel load as rumored by some. Would love to see Alonso win most of the races!!

Pos Driver Team Best Laps

1. Alonso Ferrari 1:11.470 127
2. Massa Ferrari 1:11.722 226
3. Kobayashi Sauber 1:12.056 96
4. de la Rosa Sauber 1:12.094 154
5. Hamilton McLaren 1:12.256 108
6. Kubica Renault 1:12.426 188
7. M.Schumacher Mercedes 1:12.438 122
8. Alguersuari Toro Rosso 1:12.576 97
9. Rosberg Mercedes 1:12.899 158
10. Button McLaren 1:12.951 82
11. Petrov Renault 1:13.097 75
12. Barrichello Williams 1:13.377 177
13. Hulkenberg Williams 1:13.669 126
14. Buemi Toro Rosso 1:13.823 125
15. Paffett McLaren 1:13.846 86
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Exclamation The F10 is plenty quick !

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Pos Driver Team Best Laps
1. Alonso Ferrari 1:11.470 127
2. Massa Ferrari 1:11.722 226
3. Kobayashi Sauber 1:12.056 96
4. de la Rosa Sauber 1:12.094 154
5. Hamilton McLaren 1:12.256 108
6. Kubica Renault 1:12.426 188
7. M.Schumacher Mercedes 1:12.438 122
8. Alguersuari Toro Rosso 1:12.576 97
9. Rosberg Mercedes 1:12.899 158
10. Button McLaren 1:12.951 82
Looks like the decision to stop work on the F2009 midway during last season & instead develop the F10 was a wise one !

Some faux analysis on the web suggest that the fastest laps set by the F10 were on low fuel, conveniently ignoring the fact that most of the other cars set their fastest laps on low fuel runs too. No matter how you look at it, the F10 is quicker than the chasing pack, & by a healthy margin. The key to Ferrari's success, or dominance, this season would be their fuel consumption & tire degradation levels.

Will Alonso deny Schumi again ? I sure hope not...

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Schumacher must be running heavy to psych himself.
Sauber run on Ferrari engines too, right?
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Schumacher must be running heavy to psych himself.
Sauber run on Ferrari engines too, right?
The Mercedes for sure were running heavy! Rosberg did mention about the 150 Kilo fuel load in his car. And, the Mercedes is running the 2009 spec diffuser and front wing.

Brawn has also hinted at a new diffuser more innovative than the current one to be there in Bahrain! There is more to come.

Sauber uses the Ferrari engine and I also read about million$ spent with Shell to get a fuel which will make fuel consumption more lighter. Ferrari does look fast and the Spanish bull cart driver should be able to take it to its limits!
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I would prefer the name Spanish Matador to Bull Cart Driver Ferrari seem to be quick but there are a lot of uncertainties.
Their drivers seems to set their fastest laps early in the session meaning they have a car which is easy to set-up unlike the F60.

McLaren seem quick with Lewis and Mercs will surely have some trump card with them.
No comments on Red Bull since they have not yet launched. Virgin Racing's car looks like a private bus with the flowery livery
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So much speculation, so few conclusive answers. Like they always say, wait for Bahrain. When the flag drops, the bullshit stops and only then we'll really know.
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