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Jerez test times – 2 December

Gary Paffett proves the value of experience with the fastest time for McLaren-Mercedes on day two of the 2009 F1 young driver test at Jerez in southern Spain - as no-one else gets to within four tenths of a second
1. Gary Paffett McLaren-Mercedes 1min 18.718secs 80 laps
2. Nico Hülkenberg Williams-Toyota 1min 19.184secs 94 laps
3. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1min 19.243secs 92 laps
4. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1min 19.411secs 58 laps
5. Esteban Gutierrez BMW Sauber 1min 20.190secs 68 laps
6. Mike Conway Brawn GP-Mercedes 1min 20.222secs 83 laps
7. Marcus Ericsson Brawn GP-Mercedes 1min 20.440secs 37 laps
8. J.R. Hildebrand Force India-Mercedes 1min 20.517secs 49 laps
9. Jules Bianchi Ferrari 1min 20.586secs 113 laps
10. Lucas di Grassi Renault 1min 20.898secs 54 laps
11. Ho-Pin Tung Renault 1min 21.492secs 67 laps
12. Mirko Bortolotti Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1min 21.761secs 79 laps

Comparable time: [Posted during testing on 1 March]

Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1min 19.055secs 87 laps

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JayT - Unregistered

December 03, 2009 1:49 AM

I'm impressed with Ricciardo. He is one of the youngest out there and never driven an F1 car before this test :)and has not been out of the top four. I think Australia will have another driver after Webber. Would be great to see both on the grid together

= - Unregistered

December 03, 2009 1:27 AM

Its testing it means nothing, programs are different, the weather was different it dont mean a thing. i remember Hamilton not setting the world on fire in winter testing in 06/07 and look what happened the next time that times count is Quali in Bahrain until then dont count your chickens before they hatch

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