Jarno Trulli, Caterham, Jerez, 2012

Jerez test day four in pictures

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Pictures from the final day of testing at Jerez.

Apologies, no pictures of the McLaren are available here at present.

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44 comments on “Jerez test day four in pictures”

  1. Why no McLaren Pics? There were 3 of Button on day 2 and that’s it.

    1. It must be difficult to get them.

      I suspect Mclaren is trying to stop pictures from getting out.

    2. I too am not sure why, but I recall that last year (at least) it was similarly hard to get them pictured. Of course then they had a lot of time in the garage fixing floor en exhausts etc. and not much time on track, but maybe they also are hard to catch in general?

      I saw a mention of them putting the black screens around Hamilton’s car today as soon as he stopped, likely bc. it was flooded with interesting flo-viz. paint on one side. Perhaps that sort of thing contributes?

      Anyway, we’ve seen the exhausts now, I guess the rest of the car will become clear in Barcelona or Australia.

    3. http://badgergp.com/2012/02/in-pictures-jerez-testing-day-3/
      these have sum macca pics they havent got day 4 pics up yet

    4. Hello everybody!

      Maybe Keith can’t put them here for copyright reasons, but there’s a nice photo gallery in the ‘Vodafone McLaren Mercedes – The Official Page’ in Facebook, with 57 photos from Jerez:



      I did! :)

  2. More images will be added below. Apologies, no pictures of the McLaren are available here at present.


  3. To everyone who wants other pictures, including McLaren ones: go to the Formula1.com gallery you choose, then drag-and-drop a picture from the gallery to a new tab, and in the URL remove the dimensions of the image (most times it’s: 597×478/ ) and you will have the full-res picture.
    Eg: http://www.formula1.com/wi/sutton/2011/dcd1210fe37.jpg

    1. Great trick. Thanks

    2. Very slick!

    3. Aw, now that’s nifty. :D

    4. sir, you are a legend!

    5. Also, if you increase/decrease the number at the end of the URL you can find additional images not included in the gallery.
      Eg: http://www.formula1.com/wi/sutton/2011/dcd1210fe38.jpg

      1. A-Safieldin (@)
        11th February 2012, 12:42

        Is there some award we can give this guy???

      2. A-Safieldin (@)
        11th February 2012, 12:51

        Also u can put in your in resolution

    6. You are a genius… Thats right u really are… :)

    7. Thank you very much indeed sir.

      1. I shall name my next child ‘Fixy’.

    8. I think…. I want to marry you.

    9. does this work on firefox, i drag the image to a new tab but then nothing
      maybe im doing something wrong

      1. never mind, i was opening the image then dragging, works now thanks

  4. 2Ugandan Discussions
    10th February 2012, 17:54

    I said it yesterday as well as last season and I will say it again.
    The McLaren car is much too quick for cameras!!
    The MP4-27 is particulary notorious! I mean, Lewis did 86 laps today!

  5. I had the same question, why no pictures of the beautiful Mclaren? Is this a ploy forgetting us used to the ugliness of the cars by omitting the only car that’s lookable?

  6. woaaaah.. vettel trying to rip off the senna logo there. NO LIKEY!!

    1. He has had that for ages…
      And I don’t really see the similarities between the Senna logo and his. Its an S yeah, but other then that..

      1. do you not think so..? just how he has used the S and a chicane bend as senna’s logo is.. then just slapped vettel underneath

  7. There are pictures of the McLaren about, you just have to look for them. I have seen quite a few on the Sky website, and on the official F1 site too.

    Perhaps those are the only two sites that can either pay or already have the rights to show them?

    Anyway, the car looks good, and I’m sure they’re trying to be efficient by nor allowing too many pictures out, so that other teams can’t scan the car for possible new ideas. But then again, having said that, I’m sure all teams think that way.

      1. is it though.. maybe they had different wings for testing haha. could just be a dodgy angle but it looks way out there..

        1. @nemo87 Certainly does. That’s really bizarre.

      2. It does not look like it is a dodgy angle, also it looks very much like it is connected to the supports by its rear edge. That would not be the result of a dodgy angle.

        1. Having said that on close inspection it does look like there is a wing element between the uprights and the wing, that could well be adding a strange illusion to the shot. Still if that is the case then it is one wacky shot!

    1. no, its the same wing

      I don’t think we’d ever see a different front wing on mclaren! they’re laziest team in front wing design department!

      1. or maybe they just get it right so don’t need to keep changing it ;)

  8. I think Vettel having a different helmet design for each day of the test is a bit over the top.

    1. Just abit.

    2. For the life of me, I cannot understand why anyone cares what he does with his own helmet.

      1. Because people recognise drivers by their helmets.

        Not that i care much either, but its something that is associated with a drivers character.

        1. I understand that maintaining the same helmet design over time is the norm, and the fact that Vettel has decided to get creative with it is yet another thing people motivated to dislike him can tick off on their list of reasons. However, if they’re truly having a tough time identifying him out on the circuit, here’s a helpful hint: look for the guy in the RB car who isn’t Mark Webber. (Also frequently useful: look for the guy who’s out in front.)

    3. I liked his helmet yesterday with the list of all the 2012 tracks on the top.

  9. Jerez is finished. Andalucia cries tiers of gold…


  10. i was at Jerez and got pictures of Hamilton and he was brilliant…Alonso only went out twice and did 2 laps….Hamilton went out 3 times doing 14 laps at a time..if you want i can upload the photos…need to learn how….

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