Mark Webber was confirmed as the fastest driver on day one of testing at Barcelona after Sergio Perez’s best time was deleted.
Perez was originally credited with the fastest lap. But his time of 1’21.176 was deleted after it was discovered he had cut a corner in his lap.
His actual best time of 1’24.117 put him fourth.
Webber set his benchmark time in the morning, lapping two seconds faster than the other cars on the track. The test began on a damp but drying track.
Jenson Button put his McLaren second fastest after running with an unusual lump on the car’s nose early on in the test.
There were eight teams running and three of them switched drivers during the test.
Renault made an unplanned change as Vitaly Petrov took over from an unwell Nick Heidfeld during the day.
Lotus ran GP2 drivers Davide Valsecchi and Luiz Razia, having abandoned their original plan to run Jarno Trulli in the afternoon. The former brought out the red flags with a spin.
Nico Hulkenberg started the test for Force India before handing over to Paul di Resta.
The session was stopped two minutes before it was supposed to end as Razia’s Lotus came to a stop on the track.
|1||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault RB7||1’22.544||97|
|2||Jenson Button||McLaren-Mercedes MP4-26||1’22.910||74||0.366|
|3||Vitaly Petrov||Renault R31||1’22.937||27||0.393|
|4||Sergio Perez||Sauber-Ferrari C30||1’24.117||90||1.573|
|5||Nick Heidfeld||Renault R31||1’24.735||20||2.191|
|6||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes VJM04||1’25.039||38||2.495|
|7||Davide Valsecchi||Lotus-Renault T128||1’25.406||50||2.862|
|8||Sebastien Buemi||Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR6||1’26.004||48||3.460|
|9||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India-Mercedes VJM04||1’26.030||31||3.486|
|10||Luiz Razia||Lotus-Renault T128||1’26.723||29||4.179|
|11||Jerome d’Ambrosio||Virgin-Cosworth MVR-02||1’32.060||57||9.516|
2011 F1 testing
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