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Jerez Test, Day One - Jenson Button fastest on opening day | Formula 1 | Formula 1 news, live F1 | ESPN F1
Button fastest on opening day
February 5, 2013
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Button set a best time of 1:18.861 on a run in the final ten minutes of the opening day which put him over 0.8s clear of the rest of the field. The positive time - set on hard tyres - was in contrast to McLaren's morning troubles as Button stopped on track after just three laps due to a fuel pump problem; the delay keeping him in the garage until the mid-afternoon and accounting for his relatively low total of 35 laps for the day. The fuel pump issue was similar to the one that brought Lewis Hamilton to a halt in Abu Dhabi despite the component being a new design.

Mark Webber had gone fastest not long before Button set his time and ended the day second on a best of 1:19.709. Webber's best came on the medium compound Pirelli's during a more productive day for Red Bull as it completed 71 laps with the RB9.

Romain Grosjean was third quickest after being the first man to dip under the 1m20s barrier as he set a time of 1:19.796. His time beat that of Paul di Resta who had set the fastest time of the first morning of testing after clocking a 1:20.343. With no official lunch break in the day's running schedule, di Resta set a time just 0.058s quicker than Daniel Ricciardo just before 1300 local time (1200 GMT). Force India also ended the day with the most laps completed as di Resta clocked up a total of 88.

Ferrari's new F138 enjoyed a relatively trouble-free day as Felipe Massa completed 62 laps with a best time of 1:20.536. That time was less than 0.2s quicker than Nico Hulkenberg on his first outing for Sauber.

With Button having caused the first red flag of the day, Nico Rosberg was responsible for the second as his Mercedes came to a halt between turns 11 and 12 having completed 11 laps. Rosberg was quickest by 0.762s when he became the second car to stop on track in the opening 90 minutes with flames spitting from the rear of the W04, and his time was only bettered by di Resta and Ricciardo by 1300. However, as improvements eventually knocked Rosberg down to eighth quickest during the afternoon, Mercedes admitted a wiring loom fault needed fixing and that it would be modified for Wednesday.

Pastor Maldonado was fourth quickest during the morning and unsurprisingly the most productive driver early on as he completed 52 laps in the updated FW34. Williams is running its 2012 car to evaluate the new Pirelli tyres but does have some of its 2013 bodywork to test too, and Maldonado enjoyed a quieter afternoon as he finished the day two seconds off the pace. The most obvious addition to the FW34 was a vanity panel covering the car's stepped nose.

Marussia and Caterham launched their respective new cars in the hour before the light at the end of the pit lane went green, with the Caterham retaining the stepped nose from the CT01 on its 2013 design. As Marussia's only confirmed driver, Max Chilton was in the car on the opening day but caused a red flag in the afternoon after the MR02 ended up in the gravel with a bent right rear suspension. The team said the issue needed investigating and called time on its running an hour early.

Tuesday times

Driver Car Best time Laps
1. Jenson Button McLaren MP4-28 1:18.861 37
2. Mark Webber Red Bull RB9 1:19.709 73
3. Romain Grosjean Lotus E21 1:19.796 54
4. Paul di Resta Force India VJM06 1:20.343 89
5. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso STR8 1:20.401 70
6. Felipe Massa Ferrari F138 1:20.536 64
7. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber C32 1:20.699 79
8. Nico Rosberg Mercedes W04 1:20.846 14
9. Pastor Maldonado Williams FW34 1:20.864 84
10. Giedo van der Garde Caterham CT03 1:21.915 64
11. Max Chilton Marussia MR02 1:24.176 29
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(GMM) On his first day of official running in 2013, Lewis Hamilton crashed the new Mercedes.

The 2008 world champion had done a few filming laps in the silver W04 on Monday, but Wednesday was his first real day of on-track work in the wake of his six years as a McLaren driver.

Briton Hamilton sped over the gravel at the end of the back straight, hitting the tire wall head-on.

A team spokesman said the cause was a braking problem.

"He managed to slow the car with the front brakes but was unable to avoid the barrier. Lewis is fine," he said.

It is another blow to Mercedes, after Nico Rosberg's debut running on Tuesday was cut short by an electrical fire.

"This is really annoying," chairman Niki Lauda is quoted by Auto Motor und Sport.

"Yesterday we lost almost the whole day of testing, today again ..."



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Jerez Day 2: Grosjean tops early afternoon test times Full lap times, as of 1pm local time, on the second day of the four-day F1 group test at Jerez de la Frontera in southern Spain.

1. Romain Grosjean France Lotus-Renault 1min 18.828secs 44 laps
2. Paul di Resta Britain Force India-Mercedes 1min 19.094secs 54 laps
3. Daniel Ricciardo Australia Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1min 19.134secs 41 laps
4. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault 1min 19.338secs 46 laps
5. Nico Hulkenberg Germany Sauber-Ferrari 1min 19.502secs 40 laps
6. Lewis Hamilton Britain Mercedes-Mercedes 1min 19.519secs 15 laps
7. Sergio Perez Mexico McLaren-Mercedes 1min 19.572secs 38 laps
8. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari 1min 19.914secs 33 laps
9. Giedo van der Garde Holland Caterham-Renault 1min 21.916secs 33 laps
10. Luiz Razia Brazil Marussia -Cosworth 1min 25.537secs 31 laps
11. Pastor Maldonado Venezuela Williams-Renault* 1min 27.124secs 7 laps


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More on Hammi's crash from Speed:

Adam Cooper | Posted February 6, 2013

Mercedes continued to face an uphill battle with the new W04 after Lewis Hamilton crashed in Jerez Wednesday morning.

The Briton had completed only 16 laps before a loss of rear brake pressure saw him skate across the gravel trap and make light contact with a tire barrier, damaging the wing and front suspension. It wasn’t Hamilton’s first run in the car, as he had a few laps with demo tires on Monday.

The team said the problem was related to “the hydraulic brake line connecting to the right-rear calliper.”

Tuesday, Nico Rosberg ran only 14 laps before the day’s action was curtailed by a fire caused by a wiring loom failure.

Although there is still a long way to go, the twin setbacks can’t be good for morale in the Mercedes camp.


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Jerez Day 2: Grosjean tops final times
Pos.DriverCarTimeLaps
1Romain GrosjeanLotus1:18.21895
2Paul Di RestaSahara Force India1:19.00395
3Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso1:19.13483
4Mark WebberRed Bull1:19.338101
5Nico HulkenbergSauber1:19.50299
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:19.51915
7Sergio PerezMcLaren1:19.57281
8Felipe MassaFerrari1:19.91478
9Pastor MaldonadoWilliams1:20.69371
10James RossiterSahara Force India1:21.27319
11Giedo Van Der GardeCaterham1:21.31188
12Luiz RaziaMarussia1:23.53731



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Jerez Day 3: Massa ends day on top by almost 1-second
Pos.DriverCarTimeLaps
1Felipe MassaFerrari1:17.87985
2Nico RosbergMercedes1:18.766148
3Sebastian VettelRed Bull1:19.052102
4Kimi RäikkönenLotus1:19.20040
5Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso1:19.24785
6James RossiterSahara Force India1:19.30342
7Jenson ButtonMcLaren1:19.60383
8Esteban GutierrezSauber1:19.934110
9Max ChiltonMarussia1:21.26978
10Valtteri BottasWilliams1:21.57586
11Charles PicCaterham1:22.35257
12Paul Di RestaSahara Force India1:23.7297



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Evidently the track was really abrasive and the tires were really degrading like mad. Pirelli said they wouldn't be back unless the track is resurfaced.


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Jerez Day 4: Raikkonen tops final day of testing at Jerez The final day of the first Formula 1 pre-season test was suspended because of damage to a curb.
A pot hole developed at Spain's Jerez track between Turns 10 and 11, where drivers run wide over the curb.

Marshals were able to repair the damage with quick-drying cement, and testing resumed after a 50-minute delay.

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel had set the fastest time, before running was suspended, from Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton.

Testing was extended by 30 minutes until 1630GMT as a result of the incident.


Pos.DriverCarTimeLaps
1Kimi RaikkonenLotus1:18.14883
2Jules BianchiSahara Force India1:18.17556
3Sebastian VettelRed Bull1:18.56596
4Esteban GutierrezSauber1:18.669142
5Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso1:18.76092
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:18.905145
7Sergio PerezMcLaren1:18.94498
8Valtteri BottasWilliams1:19.85192
9Pedro De La RosaFerrari1:20.31651
10Charles PicCaterham1:21.105109
11Luiz RaziaMarussia1:21.22682
12Paul Di RestaSahara Force India1:23.43549



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Vettel interview etc, some of the team trucks look really cool ( I remember the John Player's Special Lotus well, and like their trucks).
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