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[6 Jun 2013 | 5 Comments | 9,825 views]
How Much Did Mercedes Really Learn Testing for Pirelli?

How much could Mercedes really have learned from their day testing with Pirelli at the Circuit de Catalunya? Nico Rosberg today reiterated that Mercedes learned nothing from the test and that Pirelli had complete control of the running. Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, on the other hand, insist that the test will have been a “big help.” So what’s the truth?

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[3 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | 10,160 views]
Testing Fact File: Second Barcelona Test

Round-up of the final test at the Circuit de Catalunya before the teams head to the Australian Grand Prix. Mercedes set the pace on the final two days, Nico Rosberg putting in the fastest lap of the week. The team was also the busiest, putting in 481 laps, underlining their reliability, but how reflective of the running order will the timesheets prove to be?

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[27 Feb 2013 | One Comment | 9,350 views]
Testing: Circuit de Catalunya Part II

Viva F1’s Factfile ahead of the final Formula One test ahead of the season opening race in Melbourne. So far, eight different drivers have topped the eight days of testing, illustrating little there has been between teams so far. However, as the last chance to assess their chargers, the teams should now be approaching the specification that will take to the track in Australia…

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[22 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | 3,595 views]
Testing Fact File: First Barcelona Test

A round-up of the first of two tests at the Circuit de Catalunya before the season opening round in Melbourne. McLaren’s Sergio Pérez set the pace, fractionally ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, before the final day was hit by rain. Williams had perhaps the most productive week, racking up 367 laps before the wet track hampered everyone’s plans. Meanwhile, Adrian Sutil made his return to Formula One…

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[18 Feb 2013 | One Comment | 2,026 views]
Testing: Circuit de Catalunya

Viva F1’s Factfile ahead of the second Formula One test which sees the outfits move to the aerodynamically challenging Circuit de Catalunya. In Jerez, Felipe Massa set the pace but most eyes were on Jenson Button’s first day lap time. This week also sees the track debut of Williams’ 2013 car having run a modified version of last year’s racer.

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[8 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | 4,566 views]
Testing Fact File: Jerez Test

A round-up of the first week of testing at the Circuito de Jerez where Felipe Massa set the pace but Sauber had perhaps the most productive week, racking up 430 laps over their four days, an impressive 252 of them by Esteban Gutiérrez on his debut…