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    Here we have Caterham's effort, having gone a completely different way to the other teams

    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlin...4/1/15430.html

    Some pics from day 1 testing. Marussia and McLaren didn't turn a wheel both with techical problems. Hamilton had a front wing failure and crash, Vettel didn't leave the pits until 5 mins to go and Kimi put down the 'fastest' lap

    http://www.formula1.com/gallery/testing/2014/833.html

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    Day 2 of pre-season testing at Jerez

    1. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1m 24.165s, 43 laps
    2. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1m 24.812s, 47 laps
    3. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, 1m 25.344s, 35 laps
    4. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1m 25.588s, 97 laps
    5. Sergio Perez, Force India, 1m 28.376s, 37 laps
    6. Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber, 1m 33.270s, 53 laps
    7. Marcus Ericsson, Caterham, 1m 37.975s, 11 laps
    8. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 1m 38.320s, 8 laps



    Couple of things; a spin at turn 5 into the gravel for Gutierrez and Perez's car decided it wanted to stop being an F1 car and start being a kettle.

    Red Bull had a fault with the energy store off the Renault Engine and ended the day early. The other cars with Renault engines also had bad days; the Caterham managed 11 laps and the Torro Rosso never got out of the garage.

    Ferrari again had a good day with Kimi logging 2nd fastest time after fastest yesterday and Mercedes are doing great long runs making them look like they could be in the best shape of anyone.

    Full report here

    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlin...4/1/15442.html

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    Kimi !!!!!

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    Hard to argue with the Ferrari at the moment, i know the times mean nothing but no reliability issues when every other team has had them.

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    Day three results

    1. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren, 1m 23.276s, 52 laps
    2. Felipe Massa, Williams, 1m 23.700s, 47 laps
    3. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1m 23.952s, 62 laps
    4. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1m 25.030s, 40 laps
    5. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 1m 25.495s, 58 laps
    6. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, 1m 26.096s, 17 laps
    7. Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, 1m 29.915s, 30 laps
    8. Adrian Sutil, Sauber, 1m 30.161s, 34 laps
    9. Robin Frijns, Caterham, No time, 10 laps
    10. Max Chilton, Marussia, No time, 5 laps
    11. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, No time, 3 laps


    McLaren - put down a total of 92 laps, Button stayed in the car for the morning doing 40 laps as they ironed out some final teething issues. Magnussen did 52 laps and set quickest time.

    Ferrari - Alonso put down 58 laps but stopped on track and caused reg flags

    Williams - Pace was strong and at one point lead the timesheets until Magnussen passed him. Otherwise a good day

    Mercedes - Also strong pace leading up until Magnussen and Massa passed him on time. No repeats of front wing failure of a few days ago.

    Red Bull - Struggled again with Ricciardo taking control of the car for just 3 before stopping on track with no time set and technical issues plagued them again.

    Torro Rosso - 30 laps done with no issues to report.

    Caterham - Completed just a few installation laps before technical issues forced them back to the garage.

    Sauber - Struggled with tehcnical issues and Sutil caught by a rapidly cooling tyre spun and crashed at turn 7

    Full Report
    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlin...4/1/15449.html

    Marussia finally reveal their car
    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlin...4/1/15447.html
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    Day 4 complete

    1. Felipe Massa, Williams, 1m 28.229s, 86 laps
    2. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 1m 29.145s, 115 laps
    3. Daniel Juncadella, Force India, 1m 29.457s, 81 laps
    4. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren, 1m 30.806s, 110 laps
    5. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1m 30.822s, 41 laps
    6. Jules Bianchi, Marussia, 1m 32.222s, 25 laps
    7. Adrian Sutil, Sauber, 1m 36.571s, 69 laps
    8. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1m 36.951s 91 laps
    9. Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham, 1m 43.193s, 54 laps
    10. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1m 44.016s, 9 laps
    11. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1m 45.374s, 7 laps


    Massa topped the timesheets from Alonso which is probably more of an indication that these times are meaningless then anything else but both got pleanty of laps under their belts.

    Rosberg also got some extended running with 91 laps by lunch time.

    Magnussen showed he was a rookie by causing 2 red flags on for a spin at the chicane and then crashed at turn 10 causing serious damage to the car which ended the day for McLaren.

    Torro Rosso and Caterham both forced to pull out early, Caterham with engine issues and Torro Rosso with electrical issues.

    Red Bull's horror test continued with Ricciardo completing just 7 laps before they pulled the plug and left early. They have issues with the engine as well as cooling issues so they have some work to do before Bahrain test gets under way.


    From here the teams head back to their factories to try to get on top of their problems before the second test in Bahrain Feb19-22

    Full report
    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlin...4/1/15455.html

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    Second Pre-season test got underway yesterday, here are the highlights

    Hulkenberg got fastest lap during the 78 he completed

    Alonso was the only non-mercedes powered car in the top 4. He did have an oil leak which caused red flags for a period but otherwise fine.

    Hamilton ran strongly for Mercedes but had a brake issue just before the end of the session.

    Red Bull again struggled despite setting 5th fastest time. They only managed 14 laps before it failed again and the red flags were out again. This time the issues are supposedly unrelated to those from the first test but Red Bull do still seem to be playing catch up.

    Lotus finally unveiled their car and promptly had gremlins to deal with and only managed 8 laps.

    Both Williams and Marussia failed to set times owing the technical issues that restricted their running

    The timesheets

    1. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, 1m36.880s, 78 laps
    2. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 1m37.879s, 64 laps
    3. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1m37.908s, 74 laps
    4. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren, 1m38.295s, 81 laps
    5. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 1m40.224s, 14 laps
    6. Adrian Sutil, Sauber, 1m40.443s, 82 laps
    7. Robin Frijns, Caterham, 1m42.534s, 68 laps
    8. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1m44.346s, 5 laps
    9. Romain Grosjean, Lotus, 1m44.832s, 8 laps
    10. Felipe Massa, Williams, no time, 5 laps
    11. Jules Bianchi, Marussia, no time, 3 laps


    All i can say is SUCK A D**K RED BULL

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    Roll on Melbourne. Really need a race under the belt to sort out the pecking order.

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    Pre-season tests are hard to read into but gives a general idea of how happy the teams are. Mercedes and Ferrari power units look pretty strong, Renault have some serious work ahead

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    Day two results

    1. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren, 1m34.910s, 46 laps
    2. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, 1m36.445s, 59 laps
    3. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 1m36.516s, 97 laps
    4. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1m36.965s, 85 laps
    5. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, 1m37.328s, 116 laps
    6. Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham, 1m39.855s, 66 laps
    7. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 1m40.340s, 59 laps
    8. Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, 1m40.609s, 58 laps
    9. Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber, 1m40.717s, 55 laps
    10. Romain Grosjean, Lotus, 1m41.670s, 18 laps
    11. Max Chilton, Marussia, 1m42.511s, 17 laps


    Biggest news there is Red Bull managed 59 laps, more than all of the first and second test until yesterday put together! Looks like the serious issues are being sorted but pace wise they are not out to trouble the top of the time sheets in the tests.

    Ordered myself a new McLaren jacket now that the Vodafone sponsorship is gone and it's actually got McLaren written on it ready for the Melbourne GP. Hopefully it arrives in time hahaha.

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    Day three results

    1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1m34.263s, 67 laps
    2. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1m34.976s, 103 laps
    3. Felipe Massa, Williams, 1m37.066s, 60 laps
    4. Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber, 1m37.180s, 96 laps
    5. Sergio Perez, Force India, 1m37.367s, 57 laps
    6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1m37.476s, 44 laps
    7. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1m38.974s, 57 laps
    8. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus, 1m39.642s, 26 laps
    9. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1m40.781s, 28 laps
    10. Marcus Ericsson, Caterham, 1m42.130s, 98 laps
    11. Max Chilton, Marussia, 1m46.672s, 4 laps
    12. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, no time, 55 laps

    Hamilton lead the way for the session with only Button getting close about halfway through.

    Williams did 43 live pitstops and some practice at starting procedures

    Uneventful day for the rest except for red bull who managed 28 laps out of their car before new and unrelated issues sent them back to the garage to pull the car apart again.

    Day four is today so i will update the results tomorrow.

    Things are looking good so far for Mercedes powered cars

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    At least it's good to see Daniel matching times with Seb

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    Quote Originally Posted by egotzm View Post
    Ordered myself a new McLaren jacket now that the Vodafone sponsorship is gone and it's actually got McLaren written on it ready for the Melbourne GP. Hopefully it arrives in time hahaha.
    Have been considering this. Think I'll wait till it sports a Honda badge.

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