F1: Barcelona Test, Day 2

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  1. Ferrari duo dominate at Barcelona
    The Ferrari team bounced back from a disappointing first day of testing at Barcelona to dominate the second session, with Felipe Massa leading the way ahead of teammate Kimi Raikkonen. Both Ferrari drivers were hindered by electrical problems yesterday, in a dismal day for the Italian squad.
    But the team showed they can't be written off yet, with a very strong day of testing at the Spanish track.
    Both Massa and Raikkonen covered a lot of mileage, the Finn completing over two Grand Prix distances and the Brazilian over 100 laps.
    Massa finished over half a second ahead of his teammate, with the Italian team showing strong form over long runs.
    Renault's Heikki Kovalainen was third fastest, ahead of world champion Fernando Alonso, who was over seven tenths slower than Massa.

    Pos Driver Team Time Laps
    1. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:21.181 107
    2. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:21.719 154
    3. Kovalainen Renault (B) 1:21.819 99
    4. Alonso McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:21.901 63
    5. Fisichella Renault (B) 1:21.997 129
    6. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:22.078 118
    7. Kubica BMW-Sauber (B) 1:22.100 56
    8. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:22.227 96
    9. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:22.249 10
    10. Wurz Williams-Toyota (B) 1:22.288 55
    11. Montagny Toyota (B) 1:22.476 96
    12. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber (B) 1:22.618 92
    13. Barrichello Honda (B) 1:22.669 85
    14. Button Honda (B) 1:22.816 91
    15. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:22.916 83
    16. Coulthard Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:23.322 50
    17. Davidson Super Aguri-Honda (B) 1:23.969 97
    18. Albers Spyker-Ferrari (B) 1:24.425 108
  2. Barcelona Test Day 2
    Tuesday February 13, 2007

    Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
    Drivers: Jarno Trulli, Franck Montagny
    Track Length: 4.655km


    Panasonic Toyota Racing continued its winter test programme at Barcelona today with Jarno Trulli and Franck Montagny at the wheel. Under clear skies at the Circuit de Catalunya the team had a fruitful day of running and the two drivers were able to put in nearly 100 laps each. Jarno missed out on some of the morning session due to an electronics problem but otherwise both drivers were able to carry out a lot of work on systems and set-up. Franck completed a good analysis of the Bridgestone tyres and he will stay at the wheel for tomorrow’s final day alongside Ralf Schumacher.

    Jarno Trulli – Chassis TF107/03
    Best lap time: 1m 22.227s
    Total laps: 99
    Total distance: 460.8km
    "That was a reasonably good day spent putting more mileage on the gearbox and engine and starting work on set-up. We had one stoppage for an electronics problem so we missed some running in the morning but we had a better afternoon, putting in a few long runs. The team has been working hard all winter but so far we haven’t been very lucky and I haven’t had a completely clear day of running. We performed well here but there is still work to do. We should begin to get a clearer picture of where we stand during the next two tests in Bahrain. Hopefully the weather will be better because what I really need is a full day of running with no interruptions to get to grips with the car’s set-up."

    Franck Montagny – Chassis TF107/01
    Best Lap Time: 1m 22.476s
    Total laps: 98
    Total distance: 456.2km
    "It was a good morning’s work and we were able to put in many laps without problems. In order to try and understand the tyres completely we worked hard on the car set-up. We looked at front and rear braking, degradation and how best to make these tyres work on the first lap. That was successful and we now have a good feeling about this type of rubber. This afternoon we continued to work on different car settings, trying out different parameters like tyre pressure and damping. It was also important to put some miles on the car and to understand any mechanical issues we may face."

    Dieter Gass, Chief Engineer Race and Test: "We made it through a lot of laps so that was a fairly productive day for us. Jarno lost some time this morning with an electronics problem but his afternoon’s work was more successful. He was mainly doing set-up work and putting mileage on the car’s systems. Franck started the morning with some long runs and we were able to collect some good data from that. He was able to keep running for most of the day doing work on set-up and the Bridgestone tyres. Like most teams we have been struggling a bit with rear end stability but in general the tyres are consistent."
  3. Development programme on the F2007 continues at the Catalunya

    Maranello, 13th February 2007

    Circuit: Catalunya Circuit - 4.655 km
    Drivers: Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen
    Car: F2007
    Weather: air temperature 9/17 °C, track temperature 9/23 °C. Very slightly cloudy in the early morning, then sunny.

    Second day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working again today at the Catalunya Circuit, near Barcelona.

    Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen continued with the development programme on the F2007, while also carrying out race simulations runs. The day went smoothly and the planned programme was completed.

    The day in figures is as follows: 154 for Kimi, (1.21.719.) and 108 laps for Felipe (best time 1.21.181).

    Testing continues at this circuit tomorrow, again with Raikkonen and Massa on track.
  4. BMW Sauber F1 Team - Test in Barcelona - Day 2
    Press release, 02/13/2007

    Weather conditions: Dry and warm
    Temperatures: Air: 9/16°C, Track: 9/24°C

    Number of cars participating: 18

    Fastest lap overall: 1:21.181 min, Felipe Massa, Ferrari

    Robert Kubica:
    Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.07-01 / BMW P86/7 V8
    Test kilometres today: 259 km (56 laps)
    Fastest lap: 1:22.100 min (lap 53)

    Nick Heidfeld:
    Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.07-02 / BMW P86/7 V8
    Test kilometres today: 425 km (92 laps)
    Fastest lap: 1:22.618 min (lap 19)

    While the team did not have a problem free day, the results of the test were positive. Robert worked on dampers while Nick on set-up in the morning and then aero during the rest of the day. The air and track temperatures above were for when the team were on the track, but there was a point when neither car was running when the temperatures went up several degrees.

    What comes next:
    Nick stays for his second day, while Robert leaves and Sebastian Vettel will take over for the final day. The exact programme for each car will not be decided until the team starts running, as there is a planned engine change on Sebastian's car during the lunch break. However, the team will work on aero, cooling, systems checks and also aim to do longer runs.
  5. Does anyone else find that they still list the tire make with the times odd? Seems kinds of stupid since everyone is running Bridgestones.

  6. It may be repetitive, but seeing its cars going round and round in circles is just what an F1 team hopes for at this time of year. The R27 has put in plenty of miles today at the Circuit de Catalunya during its second day of testing� nearly 1065 km to be exact! The two Renault drivers each completed an extremely productive day, and both of them enjoyed the opportunity to spend plenty of time behind the wheel of their new toy!

    Both drivers we assigned to set-up programmes today, testing different tweaks to the car�s handling, as well as � in Heikki�s case � evaluating new aerodynamic components.

    Each programme brought conclusive results, which the team will build upon in the coming weeks. The next two tests will be held in the extreme heat of the Bahraini desert, so a solid baseline will be an important asset as the team learns about the car�s reliability in the hot conditions.

    The team achieved its goal of maximum mileage during this penultimate day of pre-season testing in Europe, completing plenty of laps and setting competitive times. Heikki finished the day third on 1:21.819, while his team-mate was fifth in a time of 1:21.997.

    Wednesday will mark the team�s final day of work at the Catalan circuit, before returning to base and preparing for the trip to the Middle East. After tomorrow, there are just six days of running left before practice begins in Melbourne� We�re getting close!
  7. Yay! Go Kovalainen!
  8. So Ferrari was first and last<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  9. Jenson joins Barcelona test on day two

    The Honda Racing F1 Team continued its test programme at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona today with Jenson Button joining the test for the second day of running, alongside Rubens Barrichello.

    Both Jenson and Rubens concentrated on chassis set-up and aero evaluations in the two RA107 cars today, completing 91 laps and 87 laps respectively.

    The two race drivers will complete the test on the final day of running tomorrow.
  10. Date: Tuesday 13th February 2007
    Drivers: Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton
    Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
    Track Length: 4.727km
    Weather: Sunny all day
    Track temperature: 29.5
    Air temperature: 17.1
    Laps run today: 181
    Kilometres covered today: Fernando – 298km approx.
    Lewis – 558km approx.
    Best lap time today: Fernando – 1m21.901 at 13.30 Pedro – 1m22.078 at 15:36

    Programme: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes continued to work on set-up and aerodynamic development with Lewis joining Fernando at the Circuit de Catalunya, as the team pushes forward with its pre-season test plan. Lewis also spent the afternoon conducting race simulation work, including pit stop practice, although his long runs were affected by a number of red flag stoppages.

    Drivers for tomorrow: Fernando and Lewis
    Duration of test: Three days (Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th February)
  11. I'm not for or against STR using RBR chassis, but something's definitely not right when you see 4 identical cars on the grid.

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