Winter Testing


Hans Heyer
Here are the times after a days testing at Valencia -

1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 1:13.769, 93 Laps
2. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, 1:13.938, 71 Laps
3. Gary Paffett, McLaren, 1:14.292, 91 Laps
4. Paul di Resta, Force India, 1:14.461, 28 Laps
5. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 1:14.553, 98 Laps
6. Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber, 1:15.621, 64 Laps
7. Jerome D’Ambrosio, Virgin, 1:16.003, 71 Laps
8. Vitaly Petrov, Renault, 1:16.351, 28 Laps
9. Michael Schumacher, Mercedes GP, 1:16.450, 15 Laps
10. Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, 1:17.214, 19 Laps
11. Rubens Barrichello, Williams, 1:17.335, 77 Laps
12. Narain Karthikeyan, HRT, 1:18.020, 45 Laps
13. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes GP, 1:19.930, 9 Laps

Seems Mercedes in particular had a poor day, totalling just 24 laps courtesy of Hydraulic issues, Toro Rosso not having a huge amount of running time. The main three teams all completed in excess of 90 laps, but it is probably wise not to look into the times too much, everyone is doing very different things, from setup, to perfecting KERS, to testing out radical new parts.
Agreed, the number of laps completed (excluding the 2010 car runners) is more relevant than the times here. Obviously Ferrari's run out at Fiorano last week did them no harm.
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