Yas Marina Young Driver Testing Times

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
For those that are interested:

Pos Driver Car Time Laps
1. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1m40.813s 46
2. Paul di Resta Force India 1m42.736s 28
3. Oliver Turvey McLaren 1m42.933s 47
4. Sam Bird Mercedes 1m43.201s 39
5. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1m43.392s 46
6. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 1m43.410s 37
7. Mikhail Aleshin Renault 1m43.661s 39
8. Jules Bianchi Ferrari 1m43.894s 31
9. Dean Stoneman Williams 1m44.051s 32
10. Antonio Felix da Costa Force India 1m44.704s 20
11. Pastor Maldonado Hispania 1m46.278s 59
12. Rodolfo Gonzalez Lotus 1m46.910s 48
13. Rio Haryanto Virgin 1m49.439s 21

Courtesy of Autosport, well, wherever they get it from, FOM probably:

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/88317
 

Brogan

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Dan Ricciardo is already Red Bull's test driver so no doubt he is familiar with the car (mostly from the simulator though).
 

Andrea_Moda_Rules

Podium Finisher
Hello 2011 season. your arrival came a lot sonner then i expected LOL

Wonder if anybody can force themsleves into a drive here? suprsingly quite a few seat that still haven't been confirmed yet. Nothing particular staggering yet though.

And yeah Riccardo is pretty damn good from what i heard/seen. considering i don't think the Torro rosso guys are confirmed and some critics have been luke warm over the two current drviers, Anyone think he might force himself into a torro rosso seat for 2011.
 

snowy

Champion Elect
P 	Pilotes 	Equipes 	Temps 		Ecarts 	Trs
1 Ricciardo Red Bull 1:39.616 70
2 Turvey McLaren 1:41.094 +1.478 69
3 da Costa Force India 1:41.381 +1.765 77
4 Gutierrez Sauber 1:41.834 +2.218 63
5 Aleshin Renault 1:42.073 +2.457 58
6 Stoneman Williams 1:42.298 +2.682 58
7 Vergne Toro Rosso 1:42.489 +2.873 83
8 di Resta Force India 1:42.736 +3.120 28
9 Bird Mercedes 1:43.201 +3.585 61
10 Bianchi Ferrari 1:43.894 +4.278 59
11 Maldonado HRT 1:43.940 +4.324 94
12 D'Ambrosio Virgin 1:44.319 +4.703 27
13 Gonzalez Lotus 1:44.924 +5.308 83
14 Haryanto Virgin 1:49.439 +9.823 21
 

Brogan

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Staff Member
To put the times in perspective, the pole position time by Vettel on Saturday was: 1:39.394

Ricciardo's fastest time so far is: 1:39.616, which is faster than everyone from Alonso back.

More support for the argument that it's mainly the car and the driver is only 5% of the package?
 

Grizzly

Bear
Contributor
..was going to make the same point on the times.

When you have previous seasons performances to go on, i think it would be a fair assumption to make that generally Webber does not have the same degree of speed and skill as Vettel, however i think the 'better' a car is, the easier it is to get the maximum from it and the smaller the gap to your 'superior' team mate will be... Hamilton/Kovalainen last year is another good example; and how Vettel did not show great bursts of speed compared to Webber this year as opposed to last.

No diss on any driver, just I think it shows what a truly great car that Red Bull really is/was!

Raikkonen and Badoer/Fisichella another example.

So Brogan, the 5% thing, in a great car, i would agree with. However when the situation is as last year with Ferrari/McLaren, i think Hamilton/Raikkonen were more like 50% of the performance!

Do i make any sense? :s
 

LifeW12

Podium Finisher
Brogan said:
More support for the argument that it's mainly the car and the driver is only 5% of the package?

That was true when they had TC, ABS, fully automatic gearboxes, active suspension
 

snowy

Champion Elect
P 	Pilotes 	Equipes 	Temps 		Ecarts 	Trs
1 Ricciardo Red Bull 1:39.548 --- 45
2 Bianchi Ferrari 1:40.635 +1.087 62
3 D'Ambrosio Renault 1:40.795 +1.247 30
4 Paffett McLaren 1:40.879 +1.331 46
5 Di Resta Force India 1:40.901 +1.353 27
6 Vergne Toro Rosso 1:40.974 +1.426 43
7 Bird Mercedes 1:41.084 +1.536 47
8 Perez Sauber 1:41.894 +2.346 38
9 Maldonado Williams 1:42.850 +3.302 46
10 Razia Virgin F1 1:43.950 +4.402 42
11 Gonzalez Lotus 1:44.312 +4.764 41
12 Kral Hrt F1 1:44.752 +5.204 54
13 Buurman Force India 1:45.090 +5.542 14
14 Arabadzhiev Lotus -.--.--- +-.--- ---
15 Valsecchi Hrt F1 -.--.--- +-.--- ---
 

snowy

Champion Elect
Is there any back to back testing with the Bridgestone tyres? If not the Pirelli tyres are offering up very comparable times to Bridgestone, also Ricciardo would appear to be a lot more competitive than Mark Webber! :o

Strike that...

Are they running this rookie test just with Bridgestones, just with Pirelli or both?
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
I would presume they are only running Bridgestone tyres as this is more about driver testing than the cars. The review on the F1.com website doesn't mention anything about Pirelli rubber being used which I would have thought it would if they were.

http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/ ... 11547.html

Edit - Pirelli tyres being tested later in the week. Can't cut & paste the quote as it's "copyright of FOM" :rolleyes: Look for the paragraph about Pastor Maldonado and HRT.
 

snowy

Champion Elect
1.  Ricciardo	Red Bull Racing	RB6	1:38.102		77		
2. D'Ambrosio Renault R30 1:38.802 + 0.700 83
3. Bird Mercedes GP W01 1:39.220 + 1.118 82
4. Paffett McLaren MP4-25 1:39.760 + 1.658 84
5. Bianchi Ferrari F10 1:39.916 + 1.814 93
6. Perez Sauber C29 1:40.543 + 2.441 91
7. di Resta Force India VJM-03 1:40.901 + 2.799 27
8. Maldonado Williams FW28 1:40.944 + 2.842 81
9. Vergne Toro Rosso STR5 1:40.974 + 2.872 61
10. Buurman Force India VJM-03 1:41.178 + 3.076 67
11. Valsecchi HRT F1 Team F110 1:43.013 + 4.911 32
12. Razia Virgin Racing VR-01 1:43.525 + 5.423 70
13. Kral HRT F1 Team F110 1:44.143 + 6.041 61
14. Gonzalez Lotus F1 T127 1:44.312 + 6.210 41
15. Arabadzhiev Lotus F1 T127 1:45.723 + 7.621 49
 

Galahad

Not a Moderator
Valued Member
Those times are pretty startling in comparison to the weekend. More rubber down? Cooler temperatures?

The presence of Paffett in fourth makes me take these with a pinch of salt, but - d'Ambrosio and Perez look good to me, in addition to Ricciardo (obviously).
 
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