F1 » Valencia F1 test times – Combined [UPDATED]

Combined times from all four days of running during the pre-season F1 test in Valencia, including Team Lotus' solo day today.

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Brad Riley - Unregistered

February 05, 2011 7:26 PM

Virgin looks pretty handy in 10th place, even though it is last years car it's still ahead of both last years mclarens and the rest.
Don't understand it, last season the Virgins were about 4 or more seconds off the pace.
Could be the surprise team of 2011?

Dee - Unregistered

February 06, 2011 2:18 AM

In 10th place, ahead of both McLarens? Button is in 4th in the old McLaren, so Virgin are still a fair way behind. Times are pretty meaningless here as most teams are still working on getting the car set up correctly for the new tyres and new designs. It wouldn't be difficult for a lower team to slip in a low fuel fast lap to try and impress the sponsors.

Alan D - Unregistered

February 06, 2011 2:41 AM

When you are looking at the pace of last year, that's when all the cars were out on track in Q1, all running their race trim, new tyres, etc, all on track in the same 15 minute window. These consolidated test times are spread over four days with morning and afternoon sessions, some cars just doing tyre tests, others doing new car shakedowns, and the lower funded teams probably going all out to look fast to attract potential sponsors.

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