F1 » Barcelona (II) F1 test times - day two: 9 March - 1pm

Sebastian Vettel remains on top as testing halts for lunch on the second day in Barcelona

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Ben M - Unregistered

March 09, 2011 1:05 PM

Only teams not listed here are Williams, who have had electrical issues and will be out this afternoon, and Hispania who have had to delay their testing until Friday, giving them just two days of practice before the new season. Still, it's an improvement on what they got last year!


March 09, 2011 1:31 PM

I'm a bike fan and don't understand these F1 tests?

At a bike test you typically get all the riders going out throughout the day.
Why is it with F1 that you only ever seem to get half the field out??!

I don't even pretend to understand.


March 09, 2011 4:16 PM

Wow, thanks for that insight, Sparky.
You're obviously an F1 guru.

It's a serious question- a whole team pitches up a test track, yet only one of the drivers actually turns a wheel.

Do they focus testing/development one at a time in F1?

Look at the times.
Only ONE McLaren, ONE Ferrari, One Red Bull, One Mercedes etc etc...

Why is this?

Ben M - Unregistered

March 09, 2011 11:20 PM

Guess I'll answer the question then since Sparky's being a typical Crash poster...

Due to the testing ban introduced to F1 a few years ago the team are only allowed to run in a limited amount of pre-season test sessions, and they are only allowed to run one car - it's actually in the regulations. It's part of the FIA's half-baked attempt at cost cutting since in the old days the biggest teams could run all three cars for as long as they wanted.

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