Thursday F1 testing: all the times

Formula 1 testing continued today (Thursday) as the teams make final preparations before heading east for the Japanese Grand Prix in 10 days time

Thursday F1 testing: all the times

Silverstone hosted the biggest gathering, with three UK-based teams making the trip to the Northamptonshire circuit. Jordan-Mugen Honda's Jarno Trulli topped the times 0.15s ahead of Eddie Irvine's Jaguar. Both drivers were concentrating on testing the new medium/hard Bridgestone tyre compound to be used at Suzuka.

BAR-Honda had two cars at the track, with Darren Manning setting a time 1.29s faster than Patrick Lemarie. Manning had an off in the afternoon in the Woodcote complex and Lemarie stopped out on the circuit with technical problems, ending the day's running.

At the Ferrari-owned Mugello circuit, world championship leader Michael Schumacher continued set-up work on the Ferrari F1-2000. Schumacher took over from test driver Luca Badoer and set the best time of the day, almost two seconds clear of young Finn Kimi Raikkonen in a Sauber.

"Today we definitely made some steps forward thanks to the new tyres," said Schumacher. "There were also a few small changes on the car, but our increased speed was mainly down to the tyres."

Official Sauber test driver Enrique Bernoldi was also at Mugello, but was out-paced by Raikkonen by 0.062s. The Formula Renault Champion has now tested twice for the Swiss outfit and impressed both times.

Finally, a sole Williams-BMW continued to pound round the Estoril circuit with Jenson Button at the wheel. Williams was the only team at the Portuguese track and Button, despite his different location, carried out much the same work as the other teams, assessing new tyre compounds for Japan.



J Trulli Jordan-Mugen Honda 1m26.38s 76
E Irvine Jaguar 1m26.53s 66
D Manning BAR-Honda 1m27.47s 41
P Lemarie BAR-Honda 1m28.76s



M Schumacher Ferrari 1m24.709s 56
K Raikkonen Sauber-Petronas 1m26.418s 36
E Bernoldi Sauber-Petronas 1m26.480 35s



J Button Williams-BMW 1m21.482s 60

shares
comments
Green’s BAR move not at expense of Pollock

Previous article

Green’s BAR move not at expense of Pollock

Next article

US GP race analysis

US GP race analysis
Load comments
Hamilton at 100 wins: In his adversaries’ words Plus

Hamilton at 100 wins: In his adversaries’ words

Some 18 drivers have finished runner-up to Lewis Hamilton on his way to 100 wins. Three of those recall their battles with Formula 1’s centurion and give their personal insights into the seven-time world champion on his rise to unchartered territory

Russian Grand Prix Driver Ratings Plus

Russian Grand Prix Driver Ratings

The 2021 Russian GP was decided by late-arriving rain that allowed some to climb and caused others to plummet. But the events which played out beforehand are equally significant when considering the all-important driver ratings

How Mercedes made the “blind faith” call that won Hamilton his 100 milestone at Sochi Plus

How Mercedes made the “blind faith” call that won Hamilton his 100 milestone at Sochi

Until rain turned the Russian Grand Prix on its head in the closing stages, Lando Norris was set to convert his first Formula 1 pole position into a maiden win. But having recovered well from being shuffled back at the start, Hamilton and his Mercedes team called the changing conditions spot-on for a landmark 100th F1 victory

Why momentum is again behind Australia’s aces Plus

Why momentum is again behind Australia’s aces

At the Italian Grand Prix Daniel Ricciardo turned around a troubled F1 season and, in F2, Oscar Piastri demonstrated once again that he is a potential star of the future. BEN EDWARDS weighs up the prospects of F1 having two Australian stars

Formula 1
Sep 26, 2021
The tough balancing act facing Schumacher’s Netflix film producers Plus

The tough balancing act facing Schumacher’s Netflix film producers

Michael Schumacher is the latest sporting superstar to get the ‘Netflix treatment’, with a special documentary film airing on the US streaming giant’s platform this month. DAMIEN SMITH has the inside track on how the filmmakers gained access to tell the human story behind one of Formula 1’s most publicity-shy champions - while the man himself, for obvious reasons, is in absentia… 

Formula 1
Sep 25, 2021
The times that suggest Verstappen should be confident of F1 Russian GP recovery Plus

The times that suggest Verstappen should be confident of F1 Russian GP recovery

For the second race in a row, Mercedes has ended the first day of track action on top. It’s in a commanding position at the Russian Grand Prix once again – this time largely thanks to Max Verstappen’s upcoming engine-change grid penalty. But there’s plenty to suggest all hope is not lost for the championship leader at Sochi

Formula 1
Sep 24, 2021
The ‘backwards step’ that is the right move for Formula 1 Plus

The ‘backwards step’ that is the right move for Formula 1

OPINION: With its days apparently numbered, the MGU-H looks set to be dropped from Formula 1’s future engine rules in order to entice new manufacturers in. While it may appear a change of direction, the benefits for teams and fans could make the decision a worthwhile call

Formula 1
Sep 23, 2021
The floundering fortunes of F1’s many Lotus reboots Plus

The floundering fortunes of F1’s many Lotus reboots

Team Lotus ceased to exist in 1994 - and yet various parties have been trying to resurrect the hallowed name, in increasingly unrecognisable forms, ever since. DAMIEN SMITH brings GP Racing’s history of the legendary team to an end with a look at those who sought to keep the flame alive in Formula 1

Formula 1
Sep 22, 2021