Formula 1 Pre-Season Testing (Jerez, February 11th)

Seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher topped today's running at the Jerez. The Mercedes driver registered a speedy run of 1:20.352 at the beginning of a 10-lap run, leaving the famous German 0.061 of-a-second quicker than Ferrari pilot, Felipe Massa. However, Schumacher's fast laps appeared to be spikes rather than indications of consistent pace from his … Continue reading Formula 1 Pre-Season Testing (Jerez, February 11th)

Formula 1 Pre-Season Testing (Valencia, February 1st)

Sebastian Vettel started 2011 just as he had finished 2010, as he topped the time sheets on the first day of testing at Valencia. The reigning World Champion notched up 93 laps in the RB7 - Red Bull's newly designed and built title challenger. Vettel set a fastest lap of 1:13.769 - a lap that … Continue reading Formula 1 Pre-Season Testing (Valencia, February 1st)

Formula 1 Testing (Barcelona, February 25th-28th)

This week saw the final Formula 1 tests until of the year until the rookie sessions in December and it is in these tests that a slightly clearer picture is painted by the teams. While fuel weights are still an unknown, a perception is created by how long the stints are and the length of … Continue reading Formula 1 Testing (Barcelona, February 25th-28th)

Formula 1 Testing (Jerez, February 17th-20th)

For the third week of testing, the biggest news this week was the return of the Lotus team to Formula 1. It may be questionable as to how much (or little) Lotus actually have in common with the original marquee as led by the late Colin Chapman, but with Mike Gascoyne as technical chief, the … Continue reading Formula 1 Testing (Jerez, February 17th-20th)

Formula 1 Testing (Jerez, February 10th-13th)

The second test got under way on Wednesday and saw the first runs for the Force India and Virgin F1 teams, the latter of which should raise an eyebrow for a few reasons. Firstly, the new Virgin machine is the first F1 car to run that was developed by Nick Wirth using just Computational Fluid … Continue reading Formula 1 Testing (Jerez, February 10th-13th)

Formula 1 Testing (Valencia, February 1st-3rd)

The first Formula 1 test of 2010 started on Monday and finished a few hours ago and although the times mean absolutely nothing, it can be an interesting insight to the pre-season action. Very little really happens at these tests - you have no idea what amount of fuel anyone has, no idea if they … Continue reading Formula 1 Testing (Valencia, February 1st-3rd)