Yas Marina Pirelli Tyre Test


Champion Elect
Morning times

Pos Driver                 Team           Time       Laps
1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1m40.861s 34
2. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m40.913s 29
3. Robert Kubica Renault 1m41.032s 25
4. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 1m41.466s 33
5. Gary Paffett McLaren 1m41.588s 49
6. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m41.978s 40
7. Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso 1m42.642s 33
8. Rubens Barrichello Williams 1m42.655s 44
9. Adrian Sutil Force India 1m42.859s 20
10. Timo Glock Virgin 1m45.057s 41
11. Heikki Kovalainen Lotus 1m46.201s 42
12. Pastor Maldonado Hispania 1m46.534s 46


Champion Elect
They go faster too:

Pos  Driver              Car          Time       Laps
1. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m40.170s 94
2. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1m40.500s 77
3. Gary Paffett McLaren 1m40.874s 94
4. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 1m40.950s 83
5. Robert Kubica Renault 1m41.032s 39
6. Rubens Barrichello Williams 1m41.425s 91
7. Paul di Resta Force India 1m41.615s 20
8. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m41.778s 81
9. Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso 1m42.019s 71
10. Adrian Sutil Force India 1m42.859s 20
11. Timo Glock Virgin 1m44.124s 78
12. Heikki Kovalainen Lotus 1m44.686s 88
13. Pastor Maldonado Hispania 1m45.728s 83


Race Winner
Is it a coincidence that Koby is going so fast given that his teammate for the last five races of the season was the Pirelli test driver from August to the end of September? Sauber must be at some advantage with his input over that time, even though it looks like Heidfeld is out of a job next year!


Champion Elect
Hehehe! Clever Peter Sauber, he never misses a trick. Had those arseholes at BMW given him their millions and autonomy instead of buying him out they'd have had half a dozen championships by now. :goodday:


My first post :)

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m40.529s 105
2. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m40.685s 74
3. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1m40.825s 66
4. Rubens Barrichello Williams 1m41.294s 100
5. Robert Kubica Renault 1m41.614s 91
6. Gary Paffett McLaren 1m41.622s 46
7. Oliver Turvey McLaren 1m41.740s 30
8. Paul di Resta Force India 1m41.869s 35
9. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 1m42.110s 43
10. Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso 1m42.145s 97
11. Tonio Liuzzi Force India 1m42.416s 46
12. Sergio Perez Sauber 1m42.777s 46
13. Jarno Trulli Lotus 1m44.521s 83
14. Pastor Maldonado Hispania 1m44.768s 65
15. Timo Glock Virgin 1m44.783s 82

Interesting. Schumacher is very good with that tyres, he's time is almost better than on qualifications for Abu Dhabi GP :)


Podium Finisher
Hello JuR3

Really difficult to read anything into schumi's times, and anyones elses for that matter. Nobodys doing low fuel runs from whati hear. Cars arn't designed for these tyres. And lets face it Schumi was better half the time during pratice rather then any other point during the weekend.

Mercades keep making buzz noises about how the cars have to be suited to the tyres next year, Thet Merc will be and that change of tyre manufactour will not help them.

seems strange they feel the need to mention half this stuff. Its not exactly new news. Anybody getting the sense there preparing exuces for next season already? Maybe there worried about the 2011 car?

Also intresting to note rosboerg is the one who has been making the statements, while Schumacher has said he is 'cautiously happy'


Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
Strange that McLaren don't feel it necessary to use either of their drivers for these tests. You would have thought some early experience on the new rubber, whether the car is designed for the tyres or not, would have been of use.

Bill Boddy

Professional layabout
I'm a bit surprised that no-one has posted the correction to the Saturday tyre test times.

"Michael Schumacher, who has struggled with front-end grip throughout the 2010 season, was initially placed second-fastest, putting in a lap just 0.156s off Alonso with 15 minutes of the day remaining, but this was later disallowed due to the German cutting a chicane, which dropped him to seventh"

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