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:

TeamCarWednesday 9th
Red BullRB7Sebastian Vettel
McLarenMP4-26Lewis Hamilton
Ferrari150??? ItaliaFelipe Massa
MercedesW02Nico Rosberg
RenaultR31Vitaly Petrov
WilliamsFW33Pastor Maldonado
Force IndiaVJM04Paul di Resta
SauberC30Kamui Kobayashi
Toro RossoSTR6Sebastien Buemi
LotusT128Jarno Trulli
VirginMVR-02Jerome d’Ambrosio

Best times at Barcelona this year

1Red BullMark Webber1’22.544
2FerrariFelipe Massa1’22.6250.081
3McLarenJenson Button1’22.9100.366
4RenaultVitaly Petrov1’22.9370.393
5MercedesNico Rosberg1’23.1680.624
6Toro RossoJaime Alguersuari1’23.5190.975
7WilliamsRubens Barrichello1’24.0081.464
8SauberSergio Perez1’24.1171.573
9Force IndiaAdrian Sutil1’24.1771.633
10LotusDavide Valsecchi1’25.4062.862
11VirginJerome d’Ambrosio1’26.5013.957
12HRTVitantonio Liuzzi1’27.0444.500

2010 best times

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

DriverCarBest time
Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes MP4-251’20.472
Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault RB61’20.496
Felipe MassaFerrari F101’20.539
Nico H???lkenbergWilliams-Cosworth FW321’20.614
Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes VJM031’20.667
Nico RosbergMercedes W011’20.686
Kamui KobayashiBMW Sauber-Ferrari C291’20.911
Sebastien BuemiToro Rosso-Ferrari STR51’21.413
Vitaly PetrovRenault R301’22.523
Jarno TrulliLotus-Cosworth T1271’25.059
Timo GlockVirgin-Cosworth VR-011’25.942


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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