F1 » Barcelona (II) F1 test times - day one: 8 March - 1pm


Mark Webber lowers the F1 2011 pre-season benchmark around Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya, lapping more than two seconds clear of anybody else for Red Bull Racing as Davide Valsecchi beaches his Team Lotus machine

Sort Comments: Oldest | Newest

Liam - Unregistered

March 08, 2011 1:42 PM

McLaren must be in a lot of trouble...

that new nose of the car is ridiculous and they are trying something radical on the rear wing too...

I hope they don't use that nose on the car for the season, it's horrible

paul - Unregistered

March 08, 2011 2:22 PM

i've never seen the mclaren less than 2.5 - 3 seconds off the pace...
scary stuff...
maybe they should START thinking of ways to bypass the 107% qualifying rule CAUSE AT THIS PACE THEY PROBABLY WONT BE AT THE TRACK ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON!!!

«2PAC»

March 08, 2011 2:39 PM

McLaren confirmed that the "bubble" nose houses additional measuring equipment and is only for testing purposes. Seems from the layout they are looking at the downforce generated by the front wing.

I think this just shows how far behind they are in their testing. I don't think the times are representative of the real pace of the car. I think they are still a long way away from finishing the test program and really going for out and out performance.

Alan D - Unregistered

March 08, 2011 3:07 PM

Paul: "i've never seen the mclaren less than 2.5 - 3 seconds off the pace..."

You've also never seen a season when the tyre compounds and and fuel load can make 10 seconds difference to pace. Its always difficult to know how to interpret pre-season timings, but this year we don't have any sort of benchmark to refer back to.

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.