F1 » Jerez F1 test times - day four: 13 February - 11am

Rubens Barrichello sets early pace at Jerez for Williams as the second pre-season test for F1 2011 moves into its fourth and final day...

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brendan - Unregistered

February 13, 2011 11:18 AM

thats good if that was the case. tho where did u read it?

its hard to read anything into this times really.

but id love to see williams at the front of the pack. shame they dont have a montoya type driver.


February 13, 2011 11:38 AM
Last Edited 1659 days ago

How do you work that one out richard? Care to post a factual source as I can't find any information at all yet.

As you keep reminding us, it is only testing and largely meaningless. Or is that just where Merc are concerned?

Alan D - Unregistered

February 13, 2011 11:55 AM

Andrew, Rubens set his time on his first flying lap out of the pits. By lap four he was down to 1.21 plus. He pitted on lap 8. I see nothing to say what sort of tyre he was using or what his fuel load was but the pattern pretty well matches what every fastest-lap setter (including Schumacher) has done over the last few days. Of course, Richard has a hotline to the pit lane so he may know more than we do.

. Lucifer

February 13, 2011 12:08 PM

Rubens, did that fast lap on the 1st (timed)of an 8 lap run. His times dropped by 1.5seconds by then.

He might have been using the soft (not super soft) tires.

Go to autosportdotcom, for live updates.


February 13, 2011 12:24 PM
Last Edited 1659 days ago

richard, why on earth would I give you an apology? Given the information that is coming to light, Barrichellos lap was not as spectacular as you seemed to be claiming.

He only had 8 laps of fuel so it was a lighter fuel load than others. I suggest that this is Williams showboating.

But as you keep telling us these times are meaningless.

ajkreider - Unregistered

February 14, 2011 1:41 PM

Don't know if Williams were showboating or not, but . . .

Schumi's "fast" time earlier in the test was only a 10-lapper, and his time dropped off more dramatically than Rubens'.

Toro Rosso, Force India, Sauber, and the three newbies did their "fast" times of the day on 4 lap or fewer runs. Rubens was at least .7 seconds better than any of those.

Ferrari's best time of the day was a one lap affair.

I'm sure that this stint from Rubens wasn't the first time a team went with supersofts. No matter how you slice it, a positive for Williams.

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