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Jerez testing - Day one (February 2010) // Williams provide up to the minute information of pre-season F1 action

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2010 testing

The second round of 2010 F1 testing gets underway today, this time at the Circuito de Jerez located in the city of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Red Bull will likely be the star attraction, unveiling their RB6 chassis to the media for the first time, before action gets underway.

Update: The Williams team today launched an official live timing page for up to the minute test information. This includes driver position, gap, best time, most recent time for both the Williams car and for the rest of the field. See the team's website for more detail.

Jenson gets a soaking
Jenson gets a soakingCredit: f1photos.org (creative commons)

Virgin Racing will be the first "new team" to turn a wheel at a test, when Timo Glock sizes the VR-01 up against the competition. Force India will also be on track, running the VJM03 that was revealed to the world, yesterday.

Tyres will be of specific interest to teams and drivers as the aggressive layout of this circuit will stress rear tyres to a greater extent than last week. Additionally the weather will like play a key part as rain is expected to fall in the region at some point before the end of the test.

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

Alonso finds little grip in Jerez
Alonso finds little grip in JerezCredit: f1photos.org (creative commons)

Circuit information

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

Circuito de Jerez is located to the South of Spain, close to border of Portugal.

Jerez terrain

Drivers and teams attending

The following teams and drivers are confirmed for testing on Wednesday

DriverTeamChassis
Nico RosbergMercedes Grand PrixW01
Mark WebberRed Bull RacingRB6
Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren MercedesMP4-25
Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari MarlboroF10
Kamui KobayashiBMW SauberC29
Nico HülkenbergAT&T WilliamsFW32
Vitaly PetrovRenault F1 TeamR30
Tonio LiuzziForce IndiaVJM03
Sébastien BuemiScuderia Toro RossoSTR5
Timo GlockVirgin RacingVR-01

Useful links

F1 people who are tweeting from Jerez

Twitter has become the medium for accessing up to the minute testing insight. We recommend keeping an eye on James Allen's Twitter service, as well as the following accounts.

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