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Have Mercedes found that elusive second?

March 11, 2011

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Michael Schumacher and Mercedes have topped the time sheets in Barcelona as most teams finished their testing ahead of the 2011 Formula One season. The seven time world champion punched in a 1m 21.268s after the final round of updates was installed on the car, the fastest time in testing. It’s a real turn up […]

Final Formula One test set to reveal more about Pirelli tyres

March 7, 2011

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Pirelli have said this week’s test will give a clear indication as to whether teams will stop twice or three times in Grand Prix this year. Just the hard and soft tyres are available to the teams, who will all test four of the next five days in Barcelona. The tyres are the same as […]

Testing form beginning to show in Barcelona

February 20, 2011

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Formula One’s drivers have started talking about who has the best machine as the teams start to step up performance in testing. What will be a surprise to nobody is Red Bull are incredibly fast: Sebastian Vettel topped the time sheets both of his days in Barcelona on Friday and yesterday. Ferrari are also looking very […]

Photos: Formula One testing in Jerez

February 13, 2011

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The second test ahead of the 2011 Formula One season has wrapped up in Jerez, ahead of the first race in Bahrain on the weekend of March 12/13. Both Red Bull and Ferrari have looked quick and reliable all week, while we’ve also seen a lot more coming out on the Pirelli tyres. Nick Heidfeld […]

Heidfeld places one hand on Renault drive with top time in Jerez

February 12, 2011

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Nick Heidfeld has topped the time sheets in his day of testing with Lotus Renault in Jerez. The German has surely secured the substitute drive in place of the injured Robert Kubica, who is facing most of the season on the sidelines. Heidfeld underlined his quality, turning laps more than 1s faster than Vitaly Petrov […]

Heidfeld to test the Renault at Jerez test

February 10, 2011

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Nick Heidfeld is to test the Lotus Renault this week as the team investigate him as a possible replacement for the injured Robert Kubica. The team made the announcement ahead of the second test in Jerez, which has started this morning. Vitaly Petrov will do the bulk of the work in the early days but […]

Kubica ends the Valencia test top of the table

February 3, 2011

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Robert Kubica has parked Lotus Renault at the top of the time sheets at the end of the first 2011 test in Valencia. The Pole recorded a 1m 13.144s about an hour before the end of the session on the third and final day. The new Renault has an innovative forward facing exhaust aimed at […]