F1 » Valencia F1 test times - day two: 2 February - 1pm


Ferrari's Fernando Alonso puts down a late marker to displace Sebastian Vettel from the top spot on the timesheets, as new Valencia arrival Team Lotus grapples with brake cable dramas that keep Heikki Kovalainen largely confined to the garage

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Ronald McDonald - Unregistered

February 02, 2011 1:35 PM

I don't understand why they even bother printing these times, they mean nothing! Half the teams are running modified 2010 cars for christ sake! The only times that will mean anything will be the friday practice times in Bahrain.

sodesu

February 02, 2011 1:41 PM

You're right obviously Ronald, still I must this session looks positive to me because RBR have been way ahead so far. Nothing against Vettel but I'd like to see some close racing, and I know it's just testing but the results from the first sessions did indicate that the new RBR could have smashed to opposition completely. So I feel I can relax a bit more now when Ferrari and Lotus Renault are closing in on Vettel's times...

brendan - Unregistered

February 02, 2011 1:58 PM

once again a dog? ok 09 was. but other than that they 9 times out of 10 produce great cars.

last years was brilliant. they just got lost on development. but midseaon canada time it was along way ahead of ferrari and right on red bulls coat tails

Ronald McDonald - Unregistered

February 02, 2011 2:34 PM

I didn't say 'once again a dog', the point I was trying to make is that we have no idea how quick the '11 McLaren is relative to Red Bull, Ferrari etc because we haven't seen it yet. It could be good or it could be bad, so as a result the testing times don't mean a great deal IMO.

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