F1 » Hamilton blitzes Barcelona on final outing

Lewis Hamilton ends his pre-season testing programme on the penultimate day of running at Catalunya, setting the fastest time seen to date in Barcelona

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St Claire99 - Unregistered

March 03, 2013 3:02 AM

@empower- Impressive input and driving ability indeed but thats Lewis for you .. we all need Lewis in the Mix for the Championship so we can all have something to talk about, without Lewis what's there? boring, boring, boring ...some will disagree but deep down they know its true.

fish fingers - Unregistered

March 03, 2013 3:05 AM

Altho last year he changed his driving style and was remarkable on tyre management, this is going to be the biggest headache for lewis for the first few races at least. Personally don't understand the nose cone profile, the soft edges drop airflow over the suspension arms and loses downforce, Ferrari and Sauber's are much more effective

St Claire99 - Unregistered

March 03, 2013 3:27 AM

A lot of people kept saying this ( it testing and times mean nothing ). So why are the teams testing and why are you paying attention. without testing the new cars, its CRAZY ....


March 03, 2013 3:39 AM
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@ Fastest time @

Foreign news made Hamilton say that that fastest times without Alonso and Vettel mean nothing.

Different but in line with what Richard said.

To me it s just Hamilton getting to know his tool the best he can in the quickest time available before the season,... not boasting at all .

Pole Position - Unregistered

March 03, 2013 3:56 AM

Whatever Hamilton does this year will be a bonus. I'm more interested to see what Button does in "the greatest car ever". I can't wait. It should be a very interesting year at Mclaren. lol

St Claire99 - Unregistered

March 03, 2013 6:04 AM

Just to show how fast Lewis is..... Massa was the only one to use super soft tyres to register the second quickest time in his Ferrari ,with Lewis on soft compound rubber.

Sutil is back - Unregistered

March 03, 2013 6:59 AM

Austin richard is a good and knowledgeable poster but when it comes to comments on Lewis im afraid he cant betaken seriously as he never has anything positive to say about his driver.

Its seems to me that the Mercs decided to see what this car could do in quali mode and to their and everyone else's surprise they posted that ridiculously quick time, it will be interesting to see what Nico does today.


March 03, 2013 7:46 AM

I'm guessing it was a deliberate ploy to shake up the other teams a bit. It's all mind games at this stage. They usually say that they are only concentrating on their own program and not paying attention to the others but it's obvious that they are watching each other very closely..


March 03, 2013 9:05 AM

Lulu has done the fastest time up to the third day of this test and it is also the fastest time out of the two tests at the same place, so far so good, all credit to him and Mercedes, Mercedes believes their gain to be closer to one half second. Contrary to some I read a lot out of these test times, what I read is my own personal ability of interpreting these testing times. Here is some information as to this 3rd test and Lulu's best time. Lulu's time was set on an unmarked set of (prototype) soft tyres, he was on a five lap stint which means he had less than 20kg of fuel, his best lap on mediums was 1-20, 817 which was very good indeed. It is the first time Mercedes have used soft tyres in these tests as they were only interested to see were they stand re the tyres problems of last year (degradation). They were the team most affected by hot weather. To be continued.

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