2010 Pre Season Testing

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Lotus Arrive in Bahrain

March 8, 2010

Lotus Racing finished packing the six airfreight boxes very early in the morning this past Saturday. Finally sealing each bax up after checking and rechecking the content lists to make sure they contain everything needed for the first race of the Formula One Season, the Bahrain Grand Prix. The six airfreight boxes containing the two […]

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Barcelona Final Test – Summary

March 1, 2010

Mclaren were again the fastest team, setting fastest laps at both last weeks second Jerez test and again for the final test held at the Circuit De Catalunya just outside of Barcelona. Lewis Hamilton driving the McLaren MP4-25 on the last day in Barcelona set the fastest time for the week but as the following […]

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Barcelona Test Ends – Mclaren Top Time Chart

February 28, 2010

The sun returned to Barcelona for the final day of testing, with most of the teams making the most of the dry conditions. While Lewis Hamilton in the McLaren finished the day on top of the time charts it was very close at the top with eight teams finishing less than half a second apart. […]

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Mercedes GP lead Barcelona Test Day 3

February 27, 2010

Lap times were generally slower today with intermittent rain during the late morning and early afternoon affecting the track conditions for the third day of testing with only Mercedes getting below 1 minute 21 seconds. Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes MGP-W01 made best use of the dry conditions early on, setting the fastest time of […]

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Williams Top of Time Sheets on Day 2 in Barcelona

February 26, 2010

Nico Hulkenberg driving the Williams FW32 for the last time before the Bahrain Grand Prix season opener, narrowly claimed top slot over Fenando Alonso’s Ferrari, after Alonso spun his car off tack causing a red flag that prematurely ended the second day of the Barcelona test session. Commenting on Hulkenbergs performance Sam Michael, AT&T Williams […]

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Red Bull RB6 Shows Pace in Barcelona

February 25, 2010

Mark Webber in the Red Bull Racing RB6 really showed off the pace of the new car today. Easily setting the fastest lap by almost a second over Nico Hulkenberg in the Williams FW32. A good start for Red Bull as the fourth and final pre season test started today at the Circuit de Catalunya […]

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Jerez Second Test Round Up

February 21, 2010

Jenson Button ends up on top of the time charts in a weather dominated third test of the season and the second test at Jerez, following last weeks test with yet more unseasonably wet conditions during the first two days, severely hampering the teams testing programs. Those drivers that were testing during the first half […]

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Jenson Button Tops Last Day of Jerez Test

February 20, 2010

Jenson Button set fastest time of the last day of testing at Jerez. In dry sunny conditions Jenson set not only the fastest lap of the day but the fastest lap  of  the last 8 days of testing held at Jerez. The most consistent weather conditions of the entire test allowed Jenson Button and the […]

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Jerez Second Test Day 3 of 4 – Finally The Rain Stops

February 19, 2010

After heavy rain throughout the night Jerez finally had some sunshine today. While remaining windy at least the wind dried the track early allowing the teams to finally get some dry weather testing in, using slick tires for the first time this week and the lap times dropped substantially. Mark Webber in the Red Bull […]

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Barrichello on Form at Jerez – Day 2 of 4

February 18, 2010

Rubens Barrichello in the Williams FW32 lead the way during a wet and windy second day of testing in Jerez, setting fastest lap and completing the largest number of laps of any of the teams. Poor weather continues to dominate this test session with many of the teams having to adjust their test strategy to […]

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Lotus Cosworth T127 Debuts at Jerez Test

February 17, 2010

The new new Lotus Cosworth T127 completed a successful first days test with Malaysian driver Fairuz Fauzy driving 76 laps in variable wet and windy conditions. Lotus was among the first teams out on track this morning with the track still wet track from overnight rain, and, despite a lack of power steering, due to […]

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