F1 » Barcelona (II) F1 test times - day five: 12 March - 5pm

Nico Rosberg goes fastest on a soaking final day of pre-season F1 testing as only three of the five drivers on track manage to set a lap time

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Mr B - Unregistered

March 12, 2011 7:23 PM

Wet conditions are supposed to place more emphasis on the driver then the car. Lewis is certainly a good driver which leads me to conclude that Mclaren isn't sorted yet.

Mr B - Unregistered

March 12, 2011 7:25 PM

I'd still guess the order at:
Red Bull, Ferrari, then Mclaren / Lotus / Mercedes
How close they all are is hard to tell.
I think with these very soft tires you will see pit stop strategy making a big impact on the races so finishing order might reflect kindness to tyres rather than outright speed.


March 12, 2011 8:09 PM

The final day of testing results as happened.
In the morning (rain) lulu was the only man to have set a time, result, morning fastest time.
In the afternoon (slightly better conditions) only three drivers set a time, results, 1st NR 2Nd PM 3RD lulu.


March 13, 2011 4:32 AM

Badman Jose, calling yourself Badman Jose is your preferred chose (nickname) and what I think of your taste will not make any difference to you.
Lulu is his nickname so I have a chose, if it amounts to bad taste to you it makes no difference to me.
Would have liked to read your comment on the facts I posted (as happened in the washed out last day of testing).

That's the first time I've noticed that Ferrari are now listed as "Ferrari-Ferrari". Same with Merc. I understand that the way F1 refers to teams in listings is in "Team-Engine" format but in the past, manufacturer teams running their own engine have simply had the name listed once (simply as "Ferrari"). Toyota, Renault and BMW were all listed this way in previous years, why are works team names double barrelled now? Not like we're going to get them confused with anyone else...

Alan D - Unregistered

March 13, 2011 3:52 PM

Hiding Name, it certainly isn't an inane question and no shame in asking it. How it is listed depends on where you've seen the list. On the FIA's own website you will see the list says, for example:

Constructor: Mercedes

Constructor: Force India Mercedes

Constructor: Mclaren Mercedes

But what they all get called by other sites, journalists and fans is a bit of a mystery. Some sites refer to teams simply as Mercedes. Others list them as Mercedes-Mercedes. And on the TV graphics for sure they will simply be Mercedes, Force India, Mclaren, etc.

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