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Jerez testing - Day five (February 2010) - Lotus debut their new car as the rain continues to pour

Published by Mr. C

2010 testing

Today in Jerez all eyes will likely be on Lotus F1 Racing, who make their testing debut at the Spanish circuit. That is assuming they get any track time at all, because for the second week running, the Met Office are predicting heavy rain showers during the day, and worse to come tomorrow.

Elsewhere in the pitlane Paul di Resta gets to share the Force India with Liuzzi while Virgin Racing will be desperate to make some laps, especially with fellow newcomers Lotus on hand for some direct comparison.

On track action begins at 9am CET (8am GMT).

Sebastian Vettel gives the kerbs a wide berth in the RB6 at Jerez.
Credit: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Circuit information

  • Track length: 4.428km
  • Corners: 13
  • Lap record: 1:23.135 (Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Williams, 1997)

You'll find Circuito de Jerez located in South of Spain.

Jerez terrain

Drivers and teams attending

The following teams and drivers are confirmed for testing on Wednesday

Michael SchumacherMercedes Grand PrixW01
Sebastian VettelRed Bull RacingRB6
Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren MercedesMP4-25
Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari MarlboroF10
Pedro de la RosaBMW SauberC29
Rubens BarrichelloAT&T WilliamsFW32
Vitaly PetrovRenault F1 TeamR30
Paul di RestaForce IndiaVJM03
Adrian SutilForce IndiaVJM03
Sébastien BuemiScuderia Toro RossoSTR5
Timo GlockVirgin RacingVR-01
Fairuz FauzyLotus F1 RacingT127
Paul di Resta exits the pits in Jerez for a run in the VJM03.
Credit: Force India

Useful links

Williams live timing system appears to be more stable this week. Follow up to the minute timing on their site.

Of note, James Allen's tweet aggregator filtering information from those at the circuit, now auto-refreshes every 60 seconds.

All content in the series 2010 F1 Pre-Season Testing