Valencia F1 Testing 2010: McLaren Roundup

After a number of car launches, including that of the McLaren MP4-25, the first session of testing took place in Valencia, Spain from Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd February. Courtesy of the Formula1.com, here are the times, with McLaren highlighted in red.

Day 1 – Monday 1st February 2010
1. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 1:12.574, 102 Laps
2. Pedro de la Rosa, BMW Sauber, 1:12.784, 74 Laps
3. Michael Schumacher, Mercedes GP, 1:12.947, 40 Laps
4. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes GP, 1:13.543, 39 Laps
5. Gary Paffett, McLaren, 1:13.846, 86 Laps
6. Rubens Barrichello, Williams, 1:14.449, 75 Laps
7. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, 1:14.762, 18 Laps
8. Robert Kubica, Renault, 1:15.000, 69 Laps

Gary Paffett Testing the MP4-25 in Valencia
[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=mclaren+valencia+february+2010&iid=7777275″ src=”8/7/e/7/F1_Testing_in_b991.jpg?adImageId=9897605&imageId=7777275″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /]

Gary Paffett Testing the MP4-25 in Valencia
[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=mclaren+valencia+february+2010&iid=7777449″ src=”4/a/7/a/F1_Testing_in_e3a1.jpg?adImageId=9897613&imageId=7777449″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /]

Day 2 – Tuesday 2nd February 2010
1. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 1:11.722, 124 Laps
2. Kamui Kobayashi, BMW Sauber, 1:12.056, 96 Laps
3. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, 1:12.256, 108 Laps
4. Robert Kubica, Renault, 1:12.426, 119 Laps
5. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes GP, 1:12.899, 119 Laps
6. Rubens Barrichello, Williams, 1:13.377, 102 Laps
7. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, 1:13.823, 107 Laps

Lewis Hamilton Testing the MP4-25 in Valencia
[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=mclaren+valencia+february+2010&iid=7781494″ src=”b/8/b/6/F1_Testing_in_71da.jpg?adImageId=9897623&imageId=7781494″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /]

Lewis Hamilton Testing the MP4-25 in Valencia
[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=mclaren+valencia+february+2010&iid=7781498″ src=”b/0/6/6/F1_Testing_in_5a2a.jpg?adImageId=9897621&imageId=7781498″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /]

Lewis Hamilton Testing the MP4-25 in Valencia
[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=mclaren+valencia+february+2010&iid=7781500″ src=”4/2/f/3/F1_Testing_in_126a.jpg?adImageId=9897628&imageId=7781500″ width=”500″ height=”321″ /]

Day 3 – Wednesday 3rd February 2010
1. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 1:11.470, 127 Laps
2. Pedro de la Rosa, BMW Sauber, 1:12.094, 80 Laps
3. Michael Schumacher, Mercedes GP, 1:12.438, 82 Laps
4. Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, 1:12.576, 97 Laps
5. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1:12.951, 82 Laps
6. Vitaly Petrov, Renault, 1:13.097, 75 Laps
7. Nico Hulkenberg, Williams, 1:13.669, 126 Laps

Jenson Button Testing the MP4-25 in Valencia
[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=mclaren+valencia+february+2010&iid=7794346″ src=”3/b/c/8/F1_Testing_in_b2c9.jpg?adImageId=9897683&imageId=7794346″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /]

Jenson Button Testing the MP4-25 in Valencia
[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=mclaren+valencia+february+2010&iid=7794514″ src=”6/b/f/a/F1_Testing_in_547f.jpg?adImageId=9897697&imageId=7794514″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /]

Jenson Button Testing the MP4-25 in Valencia
[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=mclaren+valencia+february+2010&iid=7794909″ src=”5/e/a/9/F1_Testing_in_0266.jpg?adImageId=9897711&imageId=7794909″ width=”500″ height=”339″ /]

Although Ferrari look to be a lot faster than anyone else it’s very hard to tell at this point. As it’s not just speed that the teams are testing at this early stage. We’ll get a better indication in the later tests and of course on the first race of the 2010 season in Bahrain in mid March. It’s almost surreal to see Jenson Button in a McLaren, but good at the same time.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Constructors, Drivers, Gary Paffett, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Testing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s