February 11, 2012

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Formula 1 – Sauber – Jerez Test – Day 4

Kamui Kobayashi was at the wheel for the fourth and final day of pre-season testing in sunny Jerez de la Frontera. After working on set-up, aero comparisons and tyre evaluation in the morning, a hydraulic leak in the afternoon caused him to stop on track with two hours to go. Thanks to the speedy work of […]

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February 11, 2012

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Formula 1 – Caterham – Jerez Test – Day 4

Driver: Jarno Trulli Chassis: CT01-#2 Total laps: 117 Best lap: 1.22.198 Jarno Trulli: “My first impression of the car was that it is good – a definite progression from 2011 and a good basis for us to work on for the season ahead. Its reliability has been demonstrated all week here in Jerez and we […]

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February 11, 2012

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Formula 1 – Torro Rosso – Jerez Test – Day 4

Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, 4.423 kms Driver: Jean-Eric Vergne Car: STR7 – 01 Laps: 80 Best time: 1:19.597 Laurent Mekies, Chief Engineer:  “Overall, a positive first test for us. There is plenty of excitement when you run a new car for the first time, as it is the result of so much work from […]

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February 11, 2012

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Formula 1 – Lotus F1 Team – Jerez Test – Day 4

Lotus F1 Team concluded the first pre-season test of 2012 with Romain Grosjean completing 95 laps of the Jerez circuit today. Track: Jerez, Spain, 4.4km   Chassis: E20-01 Weather: Sunny, air 0-15°C, track 0-26°C Programme: System checks, temperature monitoring, data correlation, evaluation of the performance of the car with its initial aerodynamic package. Laps Completed: 95 Classification: 5th, 1’19″729. Interruptions: Minor water […]

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February 11, 2012

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Formula 1 – Williams – Jerez Test – Day 4

Driver: Bruno Senna Chassis / engine: FW34-01 / RS27-5326/1 Location: Jerez de la Frontera 4.428km Objectives: Set-up work and race simulation Weather: Cold and sunny Ambient & track temps: -2 – 17ºC / 0 – 26ºC Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer:  We had a very productive day, with Bruno successfully completing a full race simulation this morning and performance development testing […]

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February 11, 2012

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Formula 1 – Red Bull Racing – Jerez Test – Day 4

On the final day of Red Bull Racing’s first test of 2012, Sebastian Vettel managed the day’s third fastest lap, despite losing the morning session due to an engine related electrical issue with his RB8. The defending world champion had completed just two installation laps in the morning when the problem occurred. The relevant part […]

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February 11, 2012

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Formula 1 – Aggregated Driver Quotes – Jerez Test – Day Four‏

JEREZ PRE-SEASON TESTING CIRCUITO DE JEREZ DAY 4 DRIVER QUOTES 10 FEBRUARY 2012 Red Bull Racing Sebastian Vettel “I’m happy with the progress we’ve made, I think we managed to get a lot done, Of course, this morning was a bit of a setback but these things happen. Something like this is simply part of […]

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February 11, 2012

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Formula 1 – McLaren – Jerez Test – Day 4

Lewis Hamilton was in the MP4-27 today for his second day of testing. Lewis completed 86 laps, and set a best time of 1m19.640s. David Redding, Team Manager, McLaren Racing: “Today was a good day of testing.  The first hour or so was spent aero data gathering, then Lewis embarked on two or three hours intensive […]

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February 11, 2012

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Formula 1 – Force India – Jerez Test – Day 4

Nico Hulkenberg got his first run in the VJM05 today as Sahara Force India completed a busy week of testing in Jerez. While Nico got a feel for the car, the team carried out aero work, tyre data collection and some long runs in the afternoon. Day Four Stats: Chassis: VJM05-02 Laps: 90 Mileage: 399 km Fastest lap: 1:19.977 […]

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February 10, 2012

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Formula 1 – Caterham – Jerez Test – Day 3

Circuito de Jerez, Spain – 9th February 2012 Driver: Giedo van der Garde Chassis: CT01-#2 Total laps: 74 Best lap: 1.23.324 Giedo van der Garde: “That was a good day. I’m happy because I put in a lot of time in the car and that was the first time I’ve been on track since Monza […]

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February 10, 2012

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Formula 1 – Torro Rosso – Jerez Test – Day 3

Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, 4.423 kms Driver: Jean-Eric Vergne Car: STR7 – 01 Laps: 79 Best time: 1:19.734   Three French drivers out on track today, including Jean-Eric Vergne, having his first run in the new STR7. The initial priority was getting Jean-Eric settled in the car for the first time, then the team […]

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February 10, 2012

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Formula 1 – Red Bull – Jerez Test – Day 3

Driver: Sebastian Vettel Car: RB8 Laps: 96 Best time: 1.19.297 Circuit length: 4.428km Fastest lap: N. Rosberg (1.17.613) After two days with Mark Webber at the wheel of the RB8, today it was team-mate Sebastian Vettel’s turn to get a feel for the team’s new car. After 96 laps, the reigning Formula One World Champion […]

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February 10, 2012

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Formula 1 – Force India – Jerez Test – Day 3

It was a day of limited running for Sahara Force India in Jerez following a small off for Jules Bianchi early in the session. The mechanics worked hard to repair the right rear corner of the car, but ultimately the team was missing one small brake component, which prevented the car from returning to the […]

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February 10, 2012

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Formula 1 – McLaren – Jerez Test – Day 3

Lewis Hamilton stepped into MP4-27 for the first time today, taking over from Jenson Button, who had conducted the previous two days’ testing. As with Jenson, the first day was about acclimatising Lewis to the new car, finding a workable set-up direction and ironing out a few minor issues following Lewis’s initial feedback. After completing […]

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February 10, 2012

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Formula 1 – Lotus F1 – Jerez Test – Day 3

Romain Grosjean made his E20 debut on the third day of testing at Jerez, setting the fastest lap time in the morning, and second fastest of the day. Romain’s 1min 18.419secs lap was achieved during the course of a trouble-free 117 laps. Fast facts: Track: Jerez, Spain, 4.4km Chassis: E20-01 Weather: Sunny, air 0-14°C, track 7-26°C Programme: System checks, […]

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February 10, 2012

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Formula 1 – Williams – Jerez Test – Day Three‏

Driver: Bruno Senna Chassis / engine: FW34-01 / RS27-5326/1 Location: Jerez de la Frontera 4.428km Objectives: Continued systems checks, set-up work and mileage for Bruno Weather: Cold and sunny Ambient & track temps: 14ºC / 21ºC Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: I am very pleased with both Bruno’s first day in the car and the team’s performance today. We managed to […]

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February 10, 2012

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V8 Supercars – V8 Enforcer Russell Ingall Announces ‘Re-Enforcement Tour 2012’

V8 Supercar tough guy, Russell Ingall today made a crash-bang start to the 2012 V8 Supercar Championship.   The Enforcer, Ingall revealed his striking new Supercheap Auto Racing Commodore by bursting through the garage doors at Sandown Raceway to signal the beginning of the ‘Russell Ingall Re-Enforcement Tour 2012’.   Ingall and long-time sponsor, leading […]

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February 10, 2012

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V8 Supercars – Holdsworth Thrilled With 2012 Irwin Racing Livery

Lee Holdsworth has seen his IRWIN Tools backed Ford Falcon in 2012 colours for the first time and couldn’t be happier. The new Stone Brothers Racing recruit drove the IRWIN Tools Ford at Morgan Park last December, but the car was still in its 2011 livery. Over the last three weeks the IRWIN Falcon has […]

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February 10, 2012

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Formula 1 – Nico Rosberg Tops Day 3 Testing

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS concluded its test programme in Jerez today with Nico Rosberg at the wheel of the MGP W02. – Nico completed a programme aimed at furthering the team´s understanding of the 2012 Pirelli tyres, similar to Michael yesterday – He completed 118 laps which also allowed the team to put more mileage on […]

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February 10, 2012

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Formula 1 – 2012 Jerez Test Day 3 Quotes

MercedesGP once again upstaged their more fancied opponents on Day 3 of testing in Jerez, with Nico Rosberg posting the fastest time of the day. Read what all the drivers had to say here: Sebastian Vettel “It’s been two months since we were in the car, so it does take a couple of laps to […]

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