F1 » Barcelona F1 test times - day two: 19 February - 5pm

Sebastian Vettel remains quickest at the end of the second day of testing in Barcelona

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February 19, 2011 4:32 PM

They should have walked last year as well and didn't. They proved they could let others in the mix with their constant errors. This team still doesn't know how to handle themselves.

50 Cent - Unregistered

February 19, 2011 7:41 PM

RB is again the front runner. McLaren is slow and slower...and this was supposed to be a radical design...there were some posters here that were tauting and cheering their strategy to skip the first leg of testing...now it looks like they will be lucky to come in third behind RB and Ferrari...

Alan D - Unregistered

February 19, 2011 9:49 PM

Looking at the range of times cars are showing in testing, it looks like fuel load and tyre condition can make a difference of eight to ten seconds, i.e. about double what we were seeing last year. That also makes it twice as hard as last year to get any feeling for which cars are genuinely fast or slow. Also, last year we saw cats going out in the last 30 minutes of sessions all trying to put in some sort of fast laps, but this year they don't seem to be doing that which also suggests they are all more worried about fixing things and less about showboating.


February 19, 2011 11:56 PM

Fully agree with you there Alan. Very hard to draw any conclusions from testing at all so far. It would seem that Ferrari and Red Bull are fast as they are the ones who have been most consistently near the top of the timesheets, but a number of teams have been thereabouts occasionally. It would also seem like Marussia/Virgin and Lotus/1Malaysia have edged a bit closer to the midfield but probably still aren't quite there yet. Hopefully this means that there will be fierce competition from a number of strong teams that are closely matched in pace...

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