Official pre-season testing begins today with all bar one of the teams in action at the Valencia circuit in Spain.
See below for details on today’s test session.
Today’s test is at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain:
Fastest lap (all-time): 1’08.540 (Anthony Davidson, Honda, 2006)
The permanent track just outside Valencia, a short distance from the street track which hosts the European Grand Prix.
It has a short and compact configuration which does not have the kind of long straights seen on most modern F1 tracks. With lots of corners packed closely together it is most similar to the Hungaroring of the tracks on the 2011 F1 calendar.
The following drivers will be participating in today’s test:
|Nico Rosberg (am), Michael Schumacher (pm)
|Nico Hulkenberg (am), Paul di Resta (pm)
Not participating: Lotus
Best laps at this circuit in 2010
Not present at this test in 2010: Red Bull, Lotus, HRT, Virgin
You can find live timing on the Williams website here:
I am at the circuit for the test and will post updates via Twitter and reply to comments when I can below.
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