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Valencia testing - Day three (February 2010) - All change as a new line up of drivers start their F1 testing session

Published by Mr. C

2010 testing

It's all change at Circuit Ricardo Tormo today, not one single driver who was lapping the circuit on Tuesday is expected to take part in today's action. Michael Schumacher will return to the cockpit of the W01, Jenson Button get's his first taste of McLaren machinery while local hero Fernando Alonso will make himself comfortable at Ferrari.

Fernando Alonso takes to the track for his first test in the red and white Ferrari F10.
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Other things to look out for are Vitaly Petrov making his debut with Renault and Nico Hülkenberg at the controls of the FW32. The fans eyes though will be firmly fixed on Fernando.

On track action begins at 10am CET (9am GMT).

Circuit information

  • Track length: 4.051km
  • Corners: 14
  • Lap record (unofficial): 1:08.544 (Anthony Davidson, Honda, 2006)

The Circuit Ricardo Tormo circuit is located to the East of Spain, not far from Valencia.

Valencia map

Drivers and teams attending

We are expecting to see the following drivers and teams in action today:

Michael SchumacherMercedes Grand PrixW01
Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren MercedesMP4-25
Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari MarlboroF10
Vitaly PetrovRenault F1 TeamR30
Nico HülkenbergAT&T WilliamsFW32
Pedro de la RosaBMW SauberC29
Jaime AlguersuariScuderia Toro RossoSTR5
Jenson Button test the McLaren MP4-25 for the first time.
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Useful links

Michael Schumacher wears a new black helmet testing the Mercedes in Valencia.
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F1 people who are tweeting from Valencia

Don't forget you can follow Twitter lists containing tweets from F1 teams, F1 drivers and the F1 media for up to the minute information.

Additionally, James Allen recently launched a handy Twitter aggregation service and we recommend you take a look.

Nico Hülkenberg in the Williams.
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