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Jerez F1 test – combined times (7-10 February)

Nico Rosberg takes combined timesheet honours at the opening F1 group test of 2012, but does so in 2011-spec Mercedes, leaving new car bragging rights to go to Lotus' returnee Romain Grosjean. But, of course, times really mean very little at this time of year....
Complete lap times for every driver from the four-day F1 group test at Jerez de la Frontera in southern Spain.

1. Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 17.613s*
2. Romain Grosjean France Lotus-Renault 1m 18.419s
3. Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 18.561s*
4. Fernando Alonso Spain Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 18.877s
5. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault 1m 19.184s
6. Sebastian Vettel Germany Red Bull-Renault 1m 19.297s
7. Lewis Hamilton Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1m 19.464s
8. Daniel Ricciardo Australia Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 19.587s
9. Jean-Eric Vergne France Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 19.597s
10. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Lotus-Renault 1m 19.670s
11. Sergio Perez Mexico Sauber-Ferrari 1m 19.770s
12. Paul di Resta Britain Force India-Mercedes 1m 19.772s
13. Kamui Kobayashi Japan Sauber-Ferrari 1m 19.834s
14. Nico Hulkenberg Germany Force India-Mercedes 1m 19.977s
15. Bruno Senna Brazil Williams-Renault 1m 20.132s
16. Jules Bianchi France Force India-Mercedes 1m 20.221s
17. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 20.454s
18. Jenson Button Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1m 20.688s
19. Pastor Maldonado Venezuela Williams-Renault 1m 21.197s
20. Heikki Kovalainen Finland Caterham-Renault 1m 21.518s
21. Pedro de la Rosa Spain HRT-Cosworth 1m 22.128s*
22. Jarno Trulli Italy Caterham-Renault 1m 22.198s
23. Giedo van der Garde Holland Caterham-Renault 1m 23.324s



Narain Karthikeyan India HRT-Cosworth n/a
Timo Glock Germany Marussia-Cosworth n/a
Charles Pic France Marussia-Cosworth n/a

* denotes 2011 car

All times unofficial



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Bob - Unregistered

February 11, 2012 8:02 PM

Joker, Eskimo's comments are well considered, logical and based on his opinion so cut the guy some slack. What this site needs is more friendly intelligent discussion and debate and a lot less sledging.

Eskimo F1 Fan - Unregistered

February 11, 2012 7:36 PM

I know testing is never entirely indicative, but the Lotus Renault cars are looking the class of the field. The Mercedes are last year's cars, and the FIA banned a lot of the aero that made those cars go so fast. That Grosjean can beat Alonso is telling. Raikonnen has some catching up to do and - like Schumacher and Massa - he may never get fully to grips again. Let's hope he does. The Red Bulls are not going to be dominant, I predict, since their best aero bits were taken away. They will be on line with Ferrari and Lotus. This, IMHO, sets up a battle royale between Vettel and Alonso. Lotus Renault has the car. Unfortunately, they do not have the drivers yet. Kimi needs to catch his speed again, it will take some time. So, I am predicting a Ferrari vs. Red Bull year, with Lotus collecting lots of podiums and perhaps a win. McLaren clearly missed the boat.



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