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.

andrew.

February 13, 2011 11:38 AM
Last Edited 1244 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.

andrew.

February 13, 2011 12:24 PM
Last Edited 1244 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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