So the testing has concluded today at Jerez

Here are the stats, not including current World Champ Vettel only going out in the last 15 minutes of testing. This was due to rain over the circuit and I am guessing Red Bull not wanting to reenact what Hamilton did earlier this morning, although to Hamilton's credit the front wing fell off and locked up his front tires in the front straight. This was due to rain over the circuit and I am guessing Red Bull not wanting to reenact what Hamilton did earlier this morning, although to Hamilton's credit the front wing fell off and locked up his front tires in the front straight.

Also Lotus were not at the test, Lotus said they wouldn't be here a week ago due to their car not being ready to their standards for the test. These are far from fast lap times since most of these tests today are just to see if the Engines and cars will hold up to the strains of initial testing. All in all it was a good day and gives me hope with the audio and video that have come out of the noises these cars make. Not vacuums. I expect to see them get quicker and quicker and closer to the first race in Australia we may see some properly quick testing as the cars get up to race pace.

Lap times

1 Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) 1:27.104

2 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1:27.820

3 Valtteri Bottas (Williams) 1:30.082

4 Sergio Perez (Force India) 1:33.161

5 Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso) 1:36.530

Laptimes of BBC Sport

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/formul…

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