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What we learned from Jerez testing

After a winter of anticipation and questions, we started to get some answers when 2012 Formula 1 testing kicked off at Jerez. Jonathan Noble analyses the trends emerging so far

The annual Formula 1 guessing game has begun. The completion of 2012's first pre-season test has delivered us the first batch of lap times to pore over - now we can start to work out just where everyone stands in the pecking order.

Like every year, without knowing how much fuel each car was running when it set a lap, what life the tyres had and what the precise track conditions were like, it's nigh on impossible to provide a definitive answer as to who left Jerez in the best shape.

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