F1: Valencia 02/16 and Sakhir 02/16 Times

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  1. Valencia
    Pos. Driver Team Tires Time Laps
    1 H. Kovalainen Renault 01:10.618 140
    2 JP. Montoya McLaren 01:10.657 50
    3 G. Fisichella Renault 01:10.938 118
    4 N. Rosberg Williams 01:11.139 78
    5 K. Räikkönen McLaren 01:11.174 66
    6 D. Coulthard Red Bull 01:11.217 73
    7 A. Wurz Williams 01:12.233 119
    8 C. Albers Midland F1 01:12.778 46
    9 A. Sutil Midland F1 01:17.912 27

    Sakhir
    1. F. Massa - Ferrari F2004 V10 - 1'30"578 (+0"000) - 90 laps
    2. J. Button - Honda RA106 - 1'31"254 (+0"676) - 76 laps
    3. V. Liuzzi - Toro Rosso Cosworth RB1 - 1'31"380 (+0"802) - 56 laps
    4. R. Barrichello - Honda RA106 -1'31"590 (+1"012) - 22 laps
    5. S. Speed - Toro Rosso Cosworth RB1 - 1'32"640 (+2"062) - 62 laps
    6. M. Schumacher - Ferrari 248 F1 - 1'32"909 (+2"331) - 23 laps

    Barcelona 02/16/06

    Pos. Driver Team Time Laps
    1 Heidfeld BMW 01:15.928 87 (lap record for V8)
    2 Villeneuve BMW 01:16.884 119
     
  2. Dang it! The Mclarens are still doing such short programs.
     
  3. Scumacher hasn't even completed 70 laps in the last two days.
    McLaren ain't the only unreliable ones!
     
  4. i think letting torro rosso run a restricted V10 could backfire since the aerodynamics of torro are exact copy of redbull.
     
  5. schumacher had electrical problems just like yesterday
     
  6. BMW Sauber conclude Barcelona test.

    Nick Heidfeld emerged on top in the battle of the BMW Sauber drivers as the team brought its three-day test session in Spain to a close.

    Both Heidfeld and team-mate Jacques Villeneuve completed race simulation programmes at the Circuit de Catalunya in sunny conditions with Heidfeld setting a best time of 1min 15.928secs from 87 laps at the wheel of his BMW Sauber F1.06 � a time some four tenths of a second quicker than he managed on Wednesday when he took to the track for the first time.

    Villeneuve meanwhile completed 119 laps on his third day at the wheel, posting a fastest lap tome of 1min 16.884secs � slightly slower than his fastest lap of the week.

    BMW Sauber now pack up and head to Italy for a three-day test at Imola from Wednesday to Friday next week.
     
  7. The Bahraini public filled the seats set out for them at the Bahrain International Circuit today, taking advantage of the exclusive opportunity to see the three teams present.

    With over 1,500 people coming through the turnstiles the event was a great success and gave many people a chance to get up close and personal with the stars of the forthcoming Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix which marks the start of the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship on March 10-12.

    The crowds witnessed an intriguing day�s action from the three teams present, with seven-time world champion and winner of the inaugural Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher, again thwarted in putting too many miles on his new Ferrari 248 F1 by technical difficulties.

    Honda, meanwhile, continued to set the 2.4-litre V8 pace and continued to rack up the mileage as Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello logged 233 laps between them. Scuderia Toro Rosso concluded its testing schedule with the RB1 with the car being shared by both American debutant Scott Speed and Italian charger Vitantonio Liuzzi, showing a strong turn of speed in the restricted 3.0-litre V10-engined car.

    There were further surprises for the crowds to enjoy at Bahrain International Circuit today. In the Vending Area behind the main grandstand the Bahrain International Circuit team and Ferrari organized an impromptu autograph session at the end of the day with both race driver Felipe Massa and test driver Luca Badoer in attendance.

    Over 200 happy spectators left the circuit with the drivers� signatures, but for one fan there was an even bigger surprise in store today. Four-year-old George happened to find himself face-to-face with his hero Michael Schumacher after the former world champion was left stranded in the pit lane and challenged him to a game of football.

    �It was fun!� he said. �Michael is my favourite driver. He thought I was good and I scored a goal.� Shaikh Salman Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Director of Government Affairs and PR at Bahrain International Circuit, said: �We are delighted with the public response to our open day. As the countdown to the race has gone on, so the level of excitement in the Bahraini community has gone upwards like never before. That is why we have organized the Yalla Bahrain ! festivities with the Bahrain Economic Development Board throughout the month ahead, as a celebration of Bahrain and the Bahrain Grand Prix, and clearly we can look forward to our best event yet.�
     
  8. Fourth day of testing in Bahrain for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro

    Maranello, 16th February 2006

    Circuit: Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir - (5.417 km)
    Drivers: Felipe Massa and Michael Schumacher
    Cars: F2004 and 248 F1
    Weather: air temperature 22/28 �C, track temperature 27/37 �C. Partially cloudy.

    Fourth day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working once again today at the Sakhir circuit, in Bahrain.

    Today's schedule was centred on tyre testing and set-up work for both drivers. Felipe Massa, at the wheel of an F2004, fitted with a regulated power version of the V10 engine completed 90 laps, the quickest in 1'30"578. Driving a 248 F1, Michael Schumacher did most of his running only in the last couple of hours of the day, completing a total of 23 laps, the quickest in 1'32"909.

    Testing continues at this circuit tomorrow, with Michael Schumacher on track.
     
  9. Sam Michael, Technical Director, WilliamsF1 Team:
    “Today, Nico and Alex completed the team’s three day test in Valencia. Despite strong winds which lasted for most of the day, we still managed to continue putting mileage on the engine and gearbox. We also completed some tyre testing, as well as brake and general set-up work.”

    Simon Corbyn, Head of F1 Race Engineering, Cosworth:
    “Nico successfully track tested the CA2006 Series 2 engine at this week’s Valencia test. Results were very encouraging, both in terms of on-track performance and engine mileage achieved. There are now only two tests left prior to the opening round in Bahrain and the race engines are already in build back in Northampton. It is therefore vital to make the best use of the remaining track time to approve the latest components prior to going racing. Both cars will run Series 2 engines at the Barcelona next week.”
     
  10. Fisico and Heikki continued preparations for the new season today in Spain.

    The Renault F1 Team once again enjoyed a productive day�s testing in Valencia. A strong, gusting wind made life difficult for the drivers, making the cars nervous to drive and quite unpredictable. They were nevertheless able to run without any major incidents, and completed a high mileage for the day.

    Giancarlo Fisichella had a busy programme, with a planned race distance in the morning followed by a set-up and tyre evaluation programme. His morning�s work was interrupted by a hydraulic leak at the beginning of this third �stint�, around lunchtime, but he was back on track two hours later to continue the programme. In all, he completed 477 km.

    As for Heikki Kovalainen, the Finn conducted initial selections of tyres destined for use at the Australian Grand Prix in early April. He completed a series of 10 laps runs to finish with a total of 574 km and fastest time of the day.

    So what was the verdict on the day? Positive, as Chief Test Engineer Christian Silk explains: �This was one of our best days of the winter. We did more than 1000 km with only minor problems on both cars, and the R26 seems very competitive. Heikki completed his programme of tyre and brake testing without any problems, and we found some very interesting directions with the Michelin tyres. As for Giancarlo, his race distance was interrupted by a minor hydraulic problem, but he ran trouble-free this afternoon as he worked on set-up and tyre development.�
     
  11. Juan Pablo spent the majority of the morning on track completing a race distance in his MP4-21, which included pit stop practice for the team. The Colombian's afternoon saw work focus on set-up programmes for the opening races over shorter runs. Juan Pablo covered over 340km in total over 87 laps.

    Kimi's programme for the day was also set-up work, with the Finn putting in a time of 1m11.174. A minor transmission problem in the morning saw Kimi take to the track for the first time shortly before 11:00 to start his running.

    Towards the end of the session both Kimi and Juan Pablo had mechanical failures on track. Kimi returned to the track for the final 10 minutes, whilst Juan Pablo's day ended as the team prepared his car for tomorrow's running.

    Kimi and Juan Pablo will both continue testing in the two MP4-21s tomorrow.
     
  12. Ferrari always have problems during winter testing, but they always seem to correct the errors before the start of the season. The same cannot be said about McLaren.<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
     
  13. Holy shit guys, did u hear about Mosley's new engine idea? He will allow all kinds of engines. V8, V10, V12 is all fine. I'm sure this is going to make engines builders scrath their heads after spending so much making V8s. Perhaps V10s are not dead after all.
     
  14. nah it will never pass like that wing concept idea for more passing. if he keeps changing the rules like this soon teams will just get out of F1.
     
  15. I think its interesting cuz somehow I see Ferrari running a very small V12 engine, BMW a V10 and Toyota with some wicked hybrid engine. It just so much more interesting than 2.4 V8s.
     
  16. Panasonic Toyota Racing today completed its week of testing at the Autodromo di Vallelunga, just north of Rome, Italy. The main aim of the week's work was to take a first look at the brand new aerodynamic package with which the team will start the season. Unfortunately the weather didn't quite match up to hopes and both rain and low temperatures interrupted the programme on two of the days. Still, Jarno Trulli was able to have his first runs with the new package before the weather changed. Ralf Schumacher is now scheduled to do so next week in Barcelona. Both drivers were running on an amended Vallelunga layout, with a chicane added at the end of the start-finish straight. Jarno is scheduled to return tomorrow for a wet weather test.

    AERO GAIN
    Jarno Trulli was positive after becoming the first driver to try the TF106's new aerodynamic package, putting in over 100 laps around the twisty Vallelunga circuit.

    Jarno Trulli � Chassis TF106/03
    Best lap time: 1m15.900s
    Total laps: 107
    Total distance: 438.165km

    "It was a pity that so much of this week was cold and wet, but we still put in the best part of two days of testing with the new aero package before the weather set in. My first impressions are really positive. The car felt good and it shows promise, enabling us to carry out a tyre test on the second day. Next week we will go to Barcelona, which will be a better guide to this car's true potential. There we will be able to compare our performance with other teams so we will start to find out where we really stand. So far so good."

    ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME
    Ralf Schumacher was also making his first visit to the Vallelunga circuit, situated just north of the Italian capital.

    Ralf Schumacher � Chassis TF106/02
    Best lap time: 1m16.530s
    Total laps: 142
    Total distance: 581.49km

    "This was our first test at Vallelunga and generally it's a nice track and facility. The circuit is similar to Valencia and I think that it would be worth having some tests here during the summertime. Unfortunately the weather has been very cold this week and as a result I have not had a chance to test with the new aerodynamic package yet. We only started work on it two days ago and Jarno has been at the wheel. But the first reports are positive and the expected targets have been reached. Now we hope to have a final evaluation of the package in the next couple of weeks. Although the low temperature played against us because it has made it difficult to get heat into all the tyres, we still managed some successful running in the rain."

    COOL RUNNINGS
    After the long awaited appearance of the new aerodynamic package, Panasonic Toyota Racing's three-day test at a cold Vallelunga concluded with positive results.

    Mike Gascoyne, Technical Director Chassis
    "This is our first time testing here at Vallelunga and it was reasonably productive. Other teams have tested here in the past, but we were the only team running with a chicane in the first corner so you can't make comparisons. With both drivers having to first of all get to know the circuit and then experiencing rather cold temperatures, it has been fairly difficult conditions for meaningful running. But from the work we've been able to do, it's clear that the new package is working very reliably and we can see the performance gain that we expected. In parallel with running the new car, we have also continued running tyre evaluations for Bridgestone. Although our mileage has been limited due to the track conditions, we've actually managed to do most of the test items that were planned for the two days. Overall, the test has been positive and it was good to get the final Bahrain configuration up and running."
     

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