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Preseason Formula 1 2013: Rosberg and Alonso leading the last day of tests

Preseason Formula 1 2013

An end spring training in Formula 1 have come to an end on Sunday with the running of the last day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in which the best time was to Nico Rosberg . Now the teams travel to their factories to make final adjustments on some cars you will see in two weekends in Melbourne to dispute the GP of Australia, the first official test of the year.

On this last day the teams have returned to find good weather and dry asphalt something that helped them carry out their work programs. Generally these programs are divided into short runs work, especially in the morning, accompanied by soft tires, and work long runs basic at this point because you have to test the reliability of the car under conditions close to those of career.

Preseason Formula 1 2013

Obviously the best times came in short runs that were made in the morning in which most pilots also made use of the soft tires. If the best time set by Hamilton in the day on Saturday was good, it was even better that Nico did Rosgberg that stopped the clock at 1:20:130, a time almost two seconds better than that achieved in all tests, 2012 which means that the engineers are still working and improving the cars over the months. Read more »

Preseason Formula 1 2013: Grosjean boss in Barcelona, Alonso finally after much trial

The Formula 1 teams are still in the development of their cars and have already completed their second day of testing at Barcelona, sixth overall if we look at all the preseason at the Circuit de Catalunya. In it the rain, cold and wind have regained prominence and therefore would have subtracted from the timesheets once again is analyzed with caution.

Early in the morning the riders were met with a wet track that was improved over the hours since the rain not reintroduced until the afternoon. In that period Jenson Button has been making short and medium runs and was the first who dared to ride dry tires which has served to set the fastest time of the morning past noon.

Preseason Formula 1 2013

Meanwhile many others devoted to long runs as Fernando Alonso who mostly did this type of stints in the afternoon. The Spaniard had much work to do and that was testing new releases and new front wing in conditions close to race for him so times have been immaterial. So I said the rider who finished the day in last place but happy for all that he had worked with new material. Read more »


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