F1 » Hulkenberg paces day two in Barcelona

Nico Hulkenberg leads the way on day two of testing in Barcelona

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axl1812 - Unregistered

February 22, 2012 4:58 PM

Seriously impressed with force india f1 team.good progress over the passed 3 yrs,good driver line up,good suportive managment (are you listening renault).fav team in the so called "smaller teams".in fact i believe they will score some good points this year.good luck guys you deserve it.

Chop Chop - Unregistered

February 22, 2012 5:07 PM

Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez were running on super soft tires and Red Bull Vettel was on soft Tires. So the test does not mean Nico is faster than Vettel.
Supplier Pirelli says "there is about a 0.6secs pace differential between the four compounds, super-soft, soft, medium and hard".
We can only know who has fastest car and who is faster than whom on 18/03/2012 in Australian GP.
Also the teams are testing for evaluation on parts and tires' compound. So you can't judge on driver now.

selnor - Unregistered

February 22, 2012 5:23 PM

@chop chop. Totally agree.

Lewis ran medium and hard today as well. Something else the times don't tell us.

Also the tussle between Lewis and seb saw seb on soft and Lewis on medium. It remains to be seen how hard the tussled, but apparantly Lewis held him off for a few laps. I wonder what would have happened had Lewis had the faster sorts like seb?

Its easy to look at these times and say this and that. But some drivers like Lewis for example didn't set a time on anything lower than medium.

LJ - Unregistered

February 22, 2012 6:12 PM

Good to know selnor. I can't wait to see the practice sessions in Melbourne, that will give me a true indication of the pecking order.

My hope is Mclaren and Sauber are fast this year. Redbull look likely to be at the front once again, but I hope the days of them flying off into the distance not to be challenged are over.


February 22, 2012 6:54 PM

selnor. the tussle between vettel and lulu was reported on autosport, as it happened. seb was on HARDS and lulu was on MEDIUMS. yet seb was able to breeze past.

it is only testing, but the appearances are that the macca is at least 0.5 secs off the bulls pace.

selnor - Unregistered

February 22, 2012 7:05 PM


Autosport says nothing about tires.
BBC and ESPN both say seb soft Lewis worn medium tires. Also that Lewis was heavier than vettel at that time. Based on the track temp and the fact that pirrelli estimates were 0.5 last year for difference and at catalunya last year they were actually 0.9 apart.

Im telling you now their is no evidence of redbull 0.5 faster than macca.

seb will have a tough year this year. Other drivers will have comparable machines to him from the start. He's been a lucky driver in his career so far with much better car. M.webber is hardly a good guage either.


February 22, 2012 7:22 PM
Last Edited 1532 days ago

selnor.. go to autosport summary.

1434 seb on mediums, lulu on softs
1456 seb on hard, lulu on mediums
1458 seb passes lulu

both were on similar runs.

from what i can remember, i dont think that i am suffering from alzheimers yet :) :)

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