Jerome d'Ambrosio, Virgin, Barcelona, 2011

2011 F1 testing day 13 live: Barcelona

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Jerome d'Ambrosio, Virgin, Barcelona, 2011
Jerome d'Ambrosio, Virgin, Barcelona, 2011

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F1 Fanatic live: F1 testing day 13, Circuit de Catalunya


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

Team Car Wednesday 9th
Red Bull RB7 Sebastian Vettel
McLaren MP4-26 Lewis Hamilton
Ferrari 150??? Italia Felipe Massa
Mercedes W02 Nico Rosberg
Renault R31 Vitaly Petrov
Williams FW33 Pastor Maldonado
Force India VJM04 Paul di Resta
Sauber C30 Kamui Kobayashi
Toro Rosso STR6 Sebastien Buemi
Lotus T128 Jarno Trulli
Virgin MVR-02 Jerome d’Ambrosio

Best times at Barcelona this year

Team Driver Time Gap
1 Red Bull Mark Webber 1’22.544
2 Ferrari Felipe Massa 1’22.625 0.081
3 McLaren Jenson Button 1’22.910 0.366
4 Renault Vitaly Petrov 1’22.937 0.393
5 Mercedes Nico Rosberg 1’23.168 0.624
6 Toro Rosso Jaime Alguersuari 1’23.519 0.975
7 Williams Rubens Barrichello 1’24.008 1.464
8 Sauber Sergio Perez 1’24.117 1.573
9 Force India Adrian Sutil 1’24.177 1.633
10 Lotus Davide Valsecchi 1’25.406 2.862
11 Virgin Jerome d’Ambrosio 1’26.501 3.957
12 HRT Vitantonio Liuzzi 1’27.044 4.500

2010 best times

These are the best times for each team from last year’s pre-season test at the Circuit de Catalunya:

Driver Car Best time
Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25 1’20.472
Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault RB6 1’20.496
Felipe Massa Ferrari F10 1’20.539
Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth FW32 1’20.614
Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes VJM03 1’20.667
Nico Rosberg Mercedes W01 1’20.686
Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari C29 1’20.911
Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR5 1’21.413
Vitaly Petrov Renault R30 1’22.523
Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth T127 1’25.059
Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth VR-01 1’25.942


Today’s test is at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain:

Direction: Clockwise
Length: 4.655km
Fastest lap (all-time): 1’18.483 (Fernando Alonso, Renault, 2008)

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F1 Fanatic live: F1 testing day 13, Circuit de Catalunya

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17 comments on “2011 F1 testing day 13 live: Barcelona”

  1. It seems Mclaren have a BIG update coming. Using the first two days to allow JB and LH to test the new front wing. Then using the third day to do lots of work on the car to get it into its newd specification then allowing JB and LH to run that. Its the only reason I can see them to do what they are doig.

    1. Ont sure it’s a big update, but it seems like there should be at least something new on the car on Friday.

      1. I would expect it to be larger rather than a minor update, as they want both drivers to run it and take the day to swop to it. I would expect the front wing to remain, possibly mod to rear wing and then final exhuast configuration as well as minor tweaks to internals and sidepods/ engine cover

        1. Yeah, it’s probably larger than minor, and it may well be a big update considering their earlier issues. But I think it’s also a possibility they are saving the big one for Melbourne, and just try to get as many parts of it as possible to the test before Friday.

  2. just something i noticed.. when the Live system pauses (due to inactivity), there’s no way to un-pause it without refreshing the whole page

    1. does it pause? I think I did not notice that.

    2. The live system should not pause due to inactivity, what happens is when you hover your mouse over the comments section it will pause temporarily until you move your mouse away from the area. This gives you the chance to type a reply without the text box being shoved down the page and possibly out of view while you are typing. Could you check this again for me Steve and let me know if that is in fact what is happening?

  3. “bear with us” [roar] =)

  4. Keith, I’ve got some compatibility problems with the live app. The ‘live comments’ section just doesn’t show up in my Firefox 3.6.15. It’s hidden under the ‘Page layout’ bar while the twitter feed is working well. The app works great on my Chrome although sometimes the hyperlinks in tweets overlap the live comments.

    Nice work Jamie and Keith. I look forward to using this in the real races.

  5. Can somebody plz post the link for the live greek website as I can’t see times on my iphone

  6. Jez, just seen Vettels time

  7. Ferrari F150th Italia Felipe Massa

    Bad, bad error. Ford won’t be too happy about this :D
    150° Italia

  8. Bad News coming from Mclaren

    11:25 Bad news for McLaren fans, Hamilton has another problem. This time it’s an exhaust failure.

    11:25 He’s been back in the pits for the last 15 minutes while the team works on the problem, which happened early in a race simulation.

    And also this

  9. Any sign of HRT?

  10. Tonio Liuzzi confirmed at Hispania.

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