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Jerez testing Dec 09 - Day one - Following the young drivers as they begin their F1 test in Spain

Published by Christine

Here we are at last, the first day of testing has arrived. How long we have waited for this moment!

We've been building up to the test over the past few days with a list of the young drivers who we are expecting to see. I have never heard of half of them, so researching their faces and achievements really helped to build a picture of who is doing it in the hopes of a race seat, who is turning up as a reward for good performance, and who is there to make up the numbers.

Circuit Information

  • Track length: 4.423km
  • Longest straight: 0.600km
  • Corners: 13
  • Lap record: 1:23.135 (Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Williams, 1997)

The Jerez circuit is located in the South of Spain not far from the cost of Portugal.

Jerez location map

The venue is no longer used for F1 races, but is a favourite location for teams to carry out testing. The circuit layout is as follows:

Jerez track map

Weather information

The weather in Spain today is set to be sunny with a few clouds. Winds will be light and variable. Perfect conditions for some F1 testing then.

Jerez weather

Driver Information

We are expecting to see the following drivers tackle Circuito de Jerez today:

Useful links

Hopefully, we'll be able to keep up to date with what is happening, but if you spot any pictures, information or links, please let us know in the comments, and we can keep an eye on who is fastest.

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