F1 2013

Testing times in Barcelona – full list of laps, times and tyres

Barcelona Test Two – Fastest laptimes, tyres, laps completed, here is a full rundown of what was what from the Barcelona test, and where the teams appear to stand before heading out to Oz for the first race of the season.

Mercedes clearly have a fast car, but the speed of Fernando Alonso suggests they might not have it all their own way. The Mercedes has proven to be one of the most reliable cars out there after a dismal start in Jerez, but many believe Red Bull, Ferrari and Mclaren to be hiding something up their sleeve given the unpredictable nature of testing.

Red Bull may spring a surprise on Mercedes come Melbourne.

Red Bull may spring a surprise on Mercedes come Melbourne.

Jenson Button’s time can give some cheer to otherwise downbeat Mclaren fans, although the 1:21:444 set by the 2009 World Champion is some way off the pace shown by the top teams. Nico Hulkenberg proves the Sauber isn’t all bad by setting 6th fastest time, while Adrian Sutil outshone team mate Paul Di Resta on his return by beating the Scot’s laptime by just 0.04 of a second.

Williams appear to be solidly in the midfield tussle, while Lotus’ test was blighted by bad health and unreliability for Kimi Raikkone after Grosjean had set fastest time on Friday. Charles Pic and Jules Bianchi upstaged their team mates at Caterham and Marussia respectively, but the biggest question mark remains Red Bull; just what are the World Champions doing?

Sebastian Vettel sits down in 12th on the list, while team mate Mark Webber is two places down in 14th. Considering Red Bull are fielding a derivative of their all-conquering 2012 RB8, it would be difficult to argue they are not concealing some form in order to confuse their rivals ahead of Melbourne.

Taking the results at face value, Mercedes are staging a ‘comeback’ far greater than that even of Brawn in 2009; but this is testing, and as one source slyly suggested, there is no real suggestion that Mclaren, Red Bull and Ferrari are just half a second faster than Caterham and Marussia.

POS DRIVER NATIONALITY TEAM TIME SET TYRES LAPS
1 Nico ROSBERG DEU Mercedes 1:20:130 Sunday Soft 251
2 Fernando ALONSO ESP Ferrari 1:20:494 Sunday Soft 222
3 Lewis HAMILTON GBR Mercedes 1:20:558 Saturday Unmarked 230
4 Felipe MASSA BRA Ferrari 1:21:266 Saturday Super Soft 206
5 Jenson BUTTON GBR Mclaren 1:21:444 Sunday Unmarked 194
6 Nico HULKENBERG DEU Sauber 1:21:541 Sunday Soft 197
7 Adrian SUTIL DEU Force India 1:21:627 Saturday Soft 171
8 Kimi RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus 1:21:658 Sunday Soft 50
9 Paul DI RESTA GBR Force India 1:21:664 Sunday Soft 169
10 Pastor MALDONADO VEN Williams 1:22:305 Saturday Soft 151
11 Valtteri BOTTAS FIN Williams 1:22:468 Friday Soft 147
12 Sebastian VETTEL DEU Red Bull 1:22:514 Sunday Unmarked 165
13 Esteban GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber 1:22:553 Saturday Soft 190
14 Mark WEBBER AUS Red Bull 1:22:658 Saturday Soft 149
15 Sergio PEREZ MEX Mercedes 1:22:694 Saturday Soft 201
16 Romain GROSJEAN FRA Lotus 1:22:716 Friday Soft 186
17 Charles PIC FRA Caterham 1:23:115 Sunday Soft 199
18 Jules BIANCHI FRA Marussia 1:23:167 Sunday Soft 136
19 Jean Eric VERGNE FRA Toro Rosso 1:23:223 Saturday Super Soft 173
20 Davide VALSECCHI ITA Lotus 1:23:448 Saturday Soft 16
21 Daniel RICCIARDO AUS Toro Rosso 1:23:628 Sunday Medium 152
22 Max CHILTON GBR Marussia 1:24:103 Sunday Soft 202
23 Giedo VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham 1:24:234 Saturday Super Soft 174
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