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2011 F1 testing day 5: Jerez

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It’s the second day of testing at Jerez today. Here are the details of today’s test:


The following drivers will be participating in today’s test:

Team Car Driver
Red Bull RB7 Mark Webber
McLaren MP4-26 Jenson Button
Ferrari F150th Italia Felipe Massa
Mercedes W02 Michael Schumacher
Renault R31 Vitaly Petrov
Williams FW33 Pastor Maldonado
Force India VJM04 Adrian Sutil
Sauber C30 Sergio Perez
Toro Rosso STR6 Jaime Alguersuari
Lotus T128 Jarno Trulli
Virgin MVR-02 Timo Glock

HRT are not present at this test.


Today’s test is at the Jerez circuit in Spain:

The teams are testing at the Circuito de Jerez, formerly the home of the Spanish (1986-1990) and European Grands Prix (1994 and 1997):

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Direction: Clockwise
Length: 4.428km
Fastest lap (all-time): 1’15.629 (Michael Schumacher, Ferrari)

2010 best times

The teams tested at Jerez for eight days last year, split into two sessions. These are the combined best times:

Team Car Driver Time
McLaren MP4-25 Jenson Button 1’18.871
Renault R30 Robert Kubica 1’19.114
Sauber C29 Kamui Kobayashi 1’19.188
Red Bull RB6 Mark Webber 1’19.299
Force India VJM03 Vitantonio Liuzzi 1’19.650
Toro Rosso STR5 Jaime Alguersuari 1’19.919
Mercedes W01 Nico Rosberg 1’20.061
Ferrari F10 Fernando Alonso 1’20.115
Williams FW32 Rubens Barrichello 1’20.341
Virgin VR-01 Timo Glock 1’22.433
Lotus T127 Jarno Trulli 1’23.470

Following the test live

Williams are providing live times from the test on their website here:

If you find any other good sources for live times, please post them in the comments.

You can follow live updates from F1 Fanatic and other people at Jerez using the Live F1 Twitter app (no Twitter account needed):

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34 comments on “2011 F1 testing day 5: Jerez”

  1. i’m hoping Lewis puts in some quick laps, it will be nice to confirm that the car is fast. Hopefully Mercedes GP can show some pace too.

    1. Except of course that its Jens in the McLaren seat today.

      1. hope he does some quick laps then, i jus want to see Renault, Red Bull, Ferrari, Mclaren & Mercedes fighting out at the front and make it an epic season!!

        1. and for good measure, add at least Williams as well…
          Here’s to 8 contenders untill the season finale!

          1. Williams are not looking so good today, maybe when Rubens is in the car we will get clearer picture. But looks like Mercedes is on pace.

    2. That would be really fast running/cycling there, with Jeson driving the car, he would have to do it on foot or on a bicycle :-p

      1. How funny would it be to see him on a bike as the cars fly by him, peddling like mad :)

    3. Michael Schumacher at 3pm is still the fastest,great news for all the devoted and patient MSC fans worldwide.

      Looks like Alonso had his finger on the button of truth ;)

  2. Pole position on the post!

    Looking at last year’s test timings, they were not indicative of the pecking order at all. Guess I shouldn’t be looking at these test times that seriously.

    1. Damn Dev… you beat me to it.

      1. lol better luck next time…

  3. F150th Italia <<< sticks out doesn't it ? THey have to find something better.

    1. It does look out of place, doesn’t it?

    2. I think that in everyday speech it will be referred to as the “Italia”.

      Which is a lovely name for a Ferrari.

      1. Then again, the F Italia 150 would have been a nice name too.

        and then tell Ford to “Suck outta my airbox”

        1. McLarenFanJamm
          11th February 2011, 12:48

          What’s wrong with F2011?

          1. It does not mention Italy’s 150th Anniversary of Unification.

  4. does anyone know the link for the autosport timing website

    1. Thanks mate for the link.

  5. Yes, Autosport is free :D.

    1. Finally not sure why they charged money the last time?

  6. This is the first time I’ve seen a satellite image of the Jerez track. What is the circuit to the north-west of the main track, a karting track?

    1. Well said it seems to have very much the same configuration as the original track.

    2. My browser denied access to the image to prevent “cross-site scripting”. I had to open up the source code so that I could navigate directly to the satellite image. This is only the second time in a row that I have received this message on F1F articles with satellite images. I have Internet Explorer 9.0.7930.16406 IC.

      And yes, it is a terrific image of the track.

  7. What was the fastest time in Jeraz test last year?

    1. You see in the article where it says “2010 best times”? Those were the best times set in 2010.

      1. No really? I thought those were the best times set last year! ;o

  8. Schumacher’s flying.

    1. I’m sure that’s not allowed. He has to pilot a car and not a plane. Geez, the season hasn’t even started and Schumi is already causing controversy.

  9. Looks like Schumi is back on form. Very consistent runs, but it seems the Ferrari is kinder on its tyres, or just Massa not being as consistent.

    1. McLarenFanJamm
      11th February 2011, 12:50

      Not really. He’s done a few ten lap runs today and the first lap has generally been quick but his times tail off quite dramatically.

      Think on one run he went from a 1:21 to mid 1:25s

      1. Suppose that’s the tyres going off after about 10-12 laps in. Nothing Schumi can really help.

  10. Looking at petrov times and spins, I think he needs help from heidfield or from whoever. A leading role is too wide for him as of now.

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