F1 » Jerez F1 test times – day two: 6 February – 5pm


Little changes in the final two hours of running at Jerez, leaving Romain Grosjean at the top of the timesheets, ahead of Paul di Resta and Daniel Ricciardo. James Rossiter gets out for Force India, but Luiz Razia is denied return to action.

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as - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 4:21 PM

If we take a look at past, we know that there is two cases, the big forces who want to hide their real rank and the weak team which want to show off itselfs in order to find sponsors like Williams in 2011 when Rubens did the best time.

Lotus is neither in the big forces and neither weaks, she is beetween them.

They are surely the fourth force.
This time means nothing.

benignlyindifferent

February 06, 2013 4:34 PM

The times do mean something to the teams, otherwise they wouldn't bother with the timing. But aero packages, choice of tires, fuel load etc. all impact the data and make things a bit confusing at times. In MotoGP, Rossi is clearly happy with his time as he is relieved to be close to his teammate. But in F1, our new McLaren lad will certainly be looking to improve on Thursday, he is nearly two seconds adrift of Button, who set his time yesterday on hard tires. Of course lots of factors can and will change for the teams but to say the times are irrelevant is just not correct.

richard

February 06, 2013 5:01 PM

beningly. pirelli provided each team with extra, non race specified tyres. the tyres that button used yesterday were ones that will not be used at any race. i dont know if any other teams used these special tyres. but it just reinforces the fact that cars can run in any spec during testing. they are even allowed to de-activate the rev limiter.

so times mean zilch.

benignlyindifferent

February 06, 2013 8:37 PM

Yes, Yes (never thought I would use Yes as a proper noun) you are correct, but tht was not the case when I posted the comment. But again, it just shows that we are very interested in the times and the various factors that contribute to these times.

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