F1 » Valencia F1 test times, combined

Fernando Alonso heads Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa on the times following three days of F1 testing in Valencia

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sbkfan - Unregistered

February 03, 2010 4:59 PM

well its early days but that ferrari looks great and is gonna be compettive at the very least.... if not dominant. looks like sauber will be this years brawn story. mercedez looks ok but you would think they would like to be closer to the ferrris lap times given that valenca is not that long a lap time.


February 03, 2010 5:17 PM

I'm hoping RBR can come close to the Fezza's without eclipsing them completely, because it looks like all the build-up of 4 teams and possibly 8 drivers fighting for the championship can be binned already.

Say what you want about 'it's just testing', but I can't imagine that the likes of McLaren and Mercedes haven't tried once in these three days to put in more competitive laps, while Ferrari has...it makes no sense to not try the car on the full spectrum of fuel loads.

Old tires, yes maybe, different temperatures, ok fine...but this gap is consistently huge people.

Calvin _

February 03, 2010 5:40 PM

JJJ, I have to disagree with you. First test, teams all at different stages of development and under different testing strategies. Most will have significant changes before the first race. Half the teams weren't present.

We won't know until they are all on the same strategy, which will be to win a race and that will be in Bahrain.

kdizzle - Unregistered

February 03, 2010 6:06 PM

Valencia is a short, tight technical lap. So we now know the ferrari's are good in that circumstance. We already knew alonso was fast.

It will be interesting to see where the gap is at larger circuits like malaysia

andagain - Unregistered

February 03, 2010 7:14 PM

Not a lot to go by yet but the Ferrari Engine looks good, taking the top 4 spots and Jaime Alguersuari in 8th only a second 150th of a second off Michael Schumacher.

xpertmotor - Unregistered

February 03, 2010 7:18 PM

Glad to see no Ferrari bashing to-day. This means we are making progress!!! It may be early on, no question there will be many changes in the next few weeks,OF Course. All teams present have gone through their initiation program, Meaning different tires and fuel loads set-ups ETC.. ETC..SO they have all run full and empty tanks soft and hard tires and SCHUMi saiid IT is not my team mate but it is Ferrari WE NEED TO BE CONCERNED...ETC.. Take it from SHUMI he KNOWS!!! You may also take notice that thrre of the quickest four to-day were Ferrari powered,That is not good news for the others. I do not read wise guys'answers. THANX 4 READING MY POST.

Alan D - Unregistered

February 03, 2010 7:18 PM

If the Ferrari engine is more fuel-hungry than the other engines, will this be addressed by a larger fuel tank and carrying more weight in the race, or by turning down the engine a little? Either way, it wouldn't compromise them in qualifying.

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